We all know how much I love a good cover, right!?
The Mates’ version of that silly-but-fun pop ditty accentuates what Mates of State fans already love about the band. It exemplifies their beautiful harmonies and always-in-synch connection that the husband/wife duo have. Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel together are magical, even moreso when accompanied by a cellist and horn section. Ending with the Miley track was a satisfying finish to an already tasty set full of some of their greatest songs. (The band actually did play one more after – another cover, Tom Waits.)
I thought the song was going to be a live show exclusive, but as it turns out, “We Can’t Stop” was recorded and is now available for your listening and viewing pleasure:
Yes, I certainly hope Miley stops. Forever. But I hope Mates of State keeps playing their lovely Indie Pop from here to eternity, sailing into the sunset of sunny, happy, beautiful pop bliss.