New Music Tuesday: Re-Arrange Us and Get Better

I’ve had “Get Better” rattling around my head for the last few weeks whenever something else isn’t distracting my mind. I purposely avoided the pre-release that Mates of State was offering on their myspace page…and boy did it pay off. This morning I grabbed the new album off of AmazonMP3 ($7.99 as opposed to the $9.99 iTunes is charging) and I love it. I’ve only listened to it twice all the way through it, but already love the energy and feeling of the album. Don’t ask me to explain any deeper meaning of the video below for “Get Better” just know that it’s my song of the summer so far. As I’ve done before I highly recommend checking out 2006’s Bring It Back and add Re-Arrange Us to the list of must have albums for 2008. I will warn you now that this album could lead to smiling, dreaming better dreams, foot tapping and a general feeling of hope. If I were a Portlander still, I’d drop everything and drive to Bend to see them play the Schwab on Saturday. Enjoy the vid.

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