The last we heard of Mates of State, the husband-and-wife duo were expressing their musical crushes with a covers mixtape. As fun as those sonic affairs may be, the Connecticut-based indie rockers are back to writing original material, as their seventh album, Mountaintops, surfaces September 13th via Barsuk Records.
The follow-up to 2008’s Re-Arrange Us, the record was self-produced and written over the last 18 months in several different studios. Despite keeping most of the effort in the family, the band did tap a mixer in Chris Coady, who has helped put together efforts for Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, and Smith Westerns. The 10-song tracklist is posted below.
04. Unless I’m Led
05. Total Serendipity
06. Basement Money
07. At Least I Have You