Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)

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Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)
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Mixtape by Mates of State
Released June 15, 2010
Genre Indie Pop
Length 30:47
Label MOS Records / Constant Artists, Inc. / TuneCore [1]
Producer Kori Gardner, Jason Hammel
Mates of State chronology
Re-Arrange Us
Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club C+[3]
Under the Radar 7/10 stars[4]

Crushes (The Covers Mixtape) is the sixth full-length release by husband/wife duo Mates of State. It was released digitally via iTunes as well as from the band's website on June 15, 2010. As stated in the title, the album is the duo's first mixtape. On the band's website, they explained the reason for the mixtape's creation. "We've been talking about doing a covers record for a long time. We'd hear a great song at 2 AM while driving the straight line from one part of Texas to the next, and all we'd want to do is play that song as if we had written it."[5] The album was recorded and produced by Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, making it their first self-produced record to date. The album was mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Frightened Rabbit, Jónsi), a longtime collaborator.[6] The third track "Sleep the Clock Around" was featured in the film The Art of Getting By.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original artist Length
1. "Laura" Girls 3:50
2. "Son Et Lumiere" The Mars Volta 2:09
3. "Sleep the Clock Around" Belle & Sebastian 5:12
4. "Technicolor Girls" Death Cab for Cutie 2:29
5. "Long Way Home" Tom Waits 3:31
6. "Love Letter" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 3:42
7. "Second Hand News" Fleetwood Mac 3:13
8. "17 Pink Sugar Elephants" Vashti Bunyan 2:01
9. "Roller Coaster Ride" Dear Nora 2:04
10. "True Love Will Find You in the End" Daniel Johnston 2:36


  1. ^ "Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)". Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Alternative Press review
  3. ^ The A.V. Club review
  4. ^ Under the Radar review
  5. ^ "crushes (the covers mixtape)". Retrieved June 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ "crushes (the covers mixtape)". Retrieved June 20, 2010.