On their third album Mates of
State discovered the perfect studio environment to capture their unique
blend of vintage Yamaha organ, drums, off-kilter harmonies, and the unique
dynamism that holds it all together.
Team Boo was recorded and mixed over
three weeks at both Willie Nelson's Pedernales and Jim Eno's The Garage
studios. Behind the knobs were Jim Eno (of Spoon) and John Croslin (who recorded Mates' My Solo Project and has worked with Spoon, Beulah, Guided By Voices, Waylon Jennings and countless others).
Craig Montoro (of Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!) even
managed to drop by to add some trumpet parts.
All told, Jim and John
managed to chronicle one of Mates of State's most infectious and versatile albums. And for anyone who's wondering if Willie
dropped by for a spell -- he did.
Release Date: Sep 16, 2003