Friday, January 13, 2006

Show Post: In House #1534

Everyone's favorite married indie-pop couple (sorry, Rosebuds) return in March with a new album and a new label. San Francisco's Mates of State (Kori Gardner & Jason Hammel) will be releasing Bring It Back, their fourth full-length, in March. The new effort finds them on the indie-pop-friendly Barsuk records, which seems a perfect fit as the label already houses such acts as John Vanderslice, the Long Winters and Aqueduct, as well as being Death Cab for Cutie's flagship. Bring It Back finds more charming and high energy drums and synthesizer tunes from the Mates, who clearly have no problems riding bikes and chewing gum at the same time. They'll be touring extensively in March in support of the new release, which means you'll likely have opportunity to catch one of the most fascinating live shows you're likely to see.

In House #1534.
Airdate: 1/13/06
Focus: Sneak preview of the upcoming Mates of State release, Bring It Back, as well as new music from We Are Scientists, the Lilys, Eels and more.

BONUS MP3s from today's show-
From the Mates of State's upcoming Bring It Back:
"Think Long" (MP3)
From Kelley Stoltz's upcoming Below the Branches:
"Memory Collector" (MP3)
From the Eels' upcoming Eels with Strings Live at Town Hall:
"Busstop Boxer" (LIVE) (MP3)


In House PODCAST #46