Mates of State Announce Best-Of Comp, New EP

Mates of State Announce Best-Of Comp, New EP
Mates of State have been releasing albums for a decade and a half, and the long-running indie pop duo are going to be simultaneously looking to the past and to the future this spring. They have a best-of comp called Greats due out on April 6 through Fierce Panda and a new EP titled You're Going to Make It after that on June 16 through Barsuk/Fierce Panda.

Evidently Mates of State feel their newer material is their strongest, since all 11 songs from Greats were released on albums within the past decade and their early material is entirely omitted. See the tracklist below, and stream the whole thing at the bottom of this page [via Pitchfork].

As for the EP, it consists of five new songs. Apparently, this is the beginning of a new era for the band, since they intend to only release EPs rather than full-lengths from now on.

The band's tour schedule is also below, although it's based only in the U.S. and doesn't include any Canadian stops.


1. Palomino
2. For the Actor
3. Get Better
4. Punchlines
5. My Only Offer
6. Unless I'm Led
7. Now
8. Fraud in the '80s
9. Mistakes
10. The Re-Arranger
11. Sway

You're Going to Make It:

1. Staring Contest
2. Beautiful Kids
3. I Want to Run
4. Gonna Get It
5. Sides of Boxes

Tour dates:

04/03 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
04/04 Durham, NC - Pinhook
04/05 Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
04/07 Jacksonville, FL - One Spark Festival
04/08 Tampa, FL - The Crowbar
04/10 Orlando, FL - The Social
04/11 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
04/12 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
04/14 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
04/15 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
04/16 Austin, TX - Red 7
04/17 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs
05/09 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall 
06/22 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
06/23 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
06/24 Covington, KY - Madison Live
06/25 Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
06/26 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
06/27 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
06/28 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
07/01 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
07/02 Omaha, NE - Reverb
07/03 Kansas City, MO - recordBar
07/05 Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge
07/06 Nashville, TN - The High Watt
07/07 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
07/08 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
07/09 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
07/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom