Santa barbara — Friday, July 19th, 2019 — Looking forward to looking backward? Join The Mates on their defiantly nostalgic journey into Future Junk, the imaginary soundtrack to a Doris Day-Rock Hudson romantic comedy set in a Britpop version of The Jetson’s.
Melancholy harmonic fields shimmer behind the perfect pop craftsmanship of the slaphappy opener, Which Way to the Future, as well as in outright downers like The Buzz Is Over, and Despair. The dialectic comes full circle with the eminently danceable This Sucks. The spirit (and seemingly the voice) of John Lennon at his most sarcastic presides over Joke, but it’s the wistful sweetness of these tunes that linger in the ear.
The Mates music has been featured in various TV shows, including, “Men In Trees”, “The Young And Restless”, “Life”, and “Good Girls Don’t”. Film usage includes “Wieners” and “Silly Movie 2”. Commercials include Champion Sportswear and Airwalk. The Mates have been named finalists in the International Songwriting Competition, and IMWS.
The Mates album, “Future Junk”, is available on Itunes and Amazon.com, and the complete album is also available as a free download on our website www.themateswebsite.com
The Mates album, “Future Junk”, is available on Itunes and Amazon.com. The complete album is also available as a free download on our website www.themateswebsite.com