Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mates of State & M.T. Bearington tour

Local bands Mates of State and M.T. Bearington are going on a short and sweet New England tour together. If you haven't seen either of these bands live, now's your chance to catch them.

Mates of State are a super cute husband-and-wife indie pop duo originally from San Francisco and now settled in the New Haven area. They're basically the epitome of the indie pop duo; I'm sure you know who they are. An added bonus: according to their twitter, they're in the process of recording their new album of covers, so expect that real soon.

M.T. Bearington is a fun combination of freak-folk songwriting with psychedelic pop instrumentation. It's a fairly new project started by Matt Thomas, who's fronted tons of bands in the past. The band is really starting to pick up steam, and he's released a great album called The Cloak of Nouns and Loss which we reviewed a while ago right here.

This is a really killer lineup, both bands are excellent. They're playing some fantastic venues all over New England:

2/17 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
2/18 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
2/19 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
2/20 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
2/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House

Tickets for The Space are on sale today, so buy them ASAP.

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