Mates of State, Black Kids | Tonight, Live in Concert from All Songs Considering

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NPR is webcasting tonight from the 9:30 Club featuring Mates of State with Black Kids co-headlining the bill.

The music of Mates of State has always been playfully innocent and unabashedly upbeat. Since forming a decade ago in Lawrence, Kan., the husband-and-wife duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel has released a string of sticky-sweet studio albums with hooky synth lines, two-part harmonies and bounding rhythms. But on their latest CD, Re-Arrange Us, Gardner and Hammel show that they’ve grown a little older and wiser, with their richest and most reflective collection of songs to date. Hear Mates of State showcase the new album in a full concert, webcast live on .org from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The live audio stream will begin at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

Co-headlining Saturday’s concert is the Florida-based band . The quintet’s 2008 album Partie Traumatic featured the wildly addictive and hugely popular song “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You.” The track was a massive hit on the blogosphere, giving the band tremendous buzz and heaps of praise from critics.

Apr. 4: Mates Of State, Live In Concert [NPR]