Husband and wife duo Mates of State are back with another album, Mountaintops, which came out three days ago. If you’ve never listened to them, I strongly suggest you do. Re-Arrange Us is probably one of my favorite albums, though I’m sure that probably means nothing to you.
If you like quirky song rhythms, alternating boy/girl vocals, and aren’t an idiot, you’ll like Mates of State. Also, if you like the New Pornographers, you’ll like them. Very similar sound.
“Maracas” is track two off their latest album, and starts off with spaceship synth noises that only promise greatness. Add some vocal harmonies and a catchy drum beat and you’re on your way to a great song. Listen below, suckers!