Song of the Day: Days by The Drums (Mates Of State Remix)


Mates of State are an American indie pop duo, active since 1997. The group is composed of the husband-and-wife team of Kori Gardner (vocals, organ, synthesizer, piano, electric piano, and occasional guitar) and Jason Hammel (vocals, drums, percussion, and occasional synthesizer). During the course of the band’s career, they’ve released three EPs and six full-length, studio albums. Their seventh album Mountaintops was released on September 13, 2011.

Lyrics:
And our days go by
And I never needed you
And our days go by
And I never needed youAnd I worked so hard
And I killed myself
And you broke my bones
And I sold my soulAnd our days go by
And I never needed you
And our days go by
And I never needed youAnd I could have been your other
And I could have been your sister
Be your twin brother
I just wanted to beAnd our days go by
And I never needed you
And our days go by
And I never needed youWe were just wasting time x6

And our days go by
And I never needed you
And our days go by
And I never needed you

And our days go by
And I never needed you
And our days go by
And I never needed you

……
“Days” was released as the third single from The Drums’ third album Portamento. Frontman Jonny Pierce explained: “The song is about that moment when you realize that you are someone different from what you once were. Different needs, different desires. Different hopes and fears.” The single was released on February 27, 2012.
Like many of the band’s tracks, the upbeat music belies melancholic lyrical content. Pierce said to Q magazine of the New York quartet’s content: “The music seems joyful, but the subject matter is 99 per cent hopelessness.”

The accompanying video was produced by Roberts Stage Co and features a transgender friend of the band: the American model and fashion icon Amanda Lepore. Pierce explained: “We were lucky enough to have a special guest in our video who is a dear friend and a radiant symbol of being true to who you know you are and moving away from a dark past.”
Original Version:

Mates of State

Origin Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Genres Indie pop
Years active 1997–present
Labels Barsuk, Polyvinyl
Associated acts Vosotros
Website Official website
Members Kori GardnerJason Hammel

The Drums

Origin Brooklyn, NY
Genres Indie rock, indie pop, post-punk revival, new wave, surf rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Island, Moshi Moshi, Frenchkiss Records, Universal Australia
Associated acts Jonny Pierce, Cascading Slopes
Website thedrums.com
Members Jonathan PierceJacob Graham
Past members Adam Kessler

via [ Wiki / songfacts]

image: Language of the Birds by ~iya-chen

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One Response to Song of the Day: Days by The Drums (Mates Of State Remix)

  1. Miami Swamp says:

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