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Posted November 3, 2011 by Mike Mineo in News
 
 

Video: Mates of State – “Sway”

From September’s release of their new album Mountaintops (back in September), “Sway” is everything you’ve come to expect from Mates of State: upbeat key-driven melodies as husband-wife duo Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel swap excitable verses. Directed by XXXX, the video is a nod to Lewis’ Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”; a girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a perfect world, complete with odd green fawn-like creatures.

“Sway” is one of my favorites from them. Surprisingly, it resembles accessible ’80s synth-pop with a flamboyance akin to Bananarama, specifically tracks like “I Heard a Rumor”. Hear the comparison?

[toggle title=”Mates of State Fall Tour Dates”]11/02 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater #

11/04 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s #

11/06 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

11/07 РTucson, AZ Р Plush #

11/08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box #

11/09 – Las Vegas, NV – Book & Stage @ The Cosmopolitan

11/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Book & Stage @ The Cosmopolitan

11/11 – Las Vegas, NV – Book & Stage @ The Cosmopolitan

11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #

11/13 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #

11/15 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar #

11/16 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room #

11/17 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose #

11/18 РMinneapolis, MN РFine Line Music Café #

11/19 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom #

11/21 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom #

 

# w/ Generationals

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Mates Of State – Sway

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