Mates of State Have Come a Long Way

Published in Live Reviews
Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:17
Friday night’s Mates of State show at Le Poisson Rouge was the first time I'd seen them in six years or so, and the first time I was at a sold out show of theirs. A few things about their set up and sound have changed, but Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel are still cute as ever, still constantly looking to each other to give cues, and still look...

A Conversation With Jason Hammel of Mates of State

Published in Interviews
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:14
Recently, I got to talk with Jason Hammel from Mates of State, while they were in the studio in Bridgeport, CT, working on new stuff and recording their very first song since Mountaintops. I first heard about these guys circa 2003, when “Proofs” became my jam. Years later, they’re still going strong, improving, and expanding. Below is my conversa...

Yawn Releases Their Long Awaited LP "Open Season"

Published in Album Reviews
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 17:00
There is something magical about listening to a new album in full, not just a single, or a random track here or there, but to listen to a creation that a band has spent much time debating and configuring until they were ready to release their “baby” into the world. Chicago natives Yawn’s new album Open Season is a prime example of what happens wh...

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