Mates Of State / Dear Nora ‎– Mates Of State / Dear Nora

Polyvinyl Record Company ‎– PRC-059
Vinyl, 7", White

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A Mates Of State These Days
Performer – Jason Hammel, Kori GardnerRecorded By, Mixed By – Jason*, Kori*Written-By – Jackson Browne
B Dear Nora Girl From The North Country
Recorded By, Performer – Katy DavidsonWritten-By – Bob Dylan


A recorded and mixed at home in 2002.
B performed and recorded on a Tascam 8-track by Katy Davidson in November 2002 in her kitchen.

The vinyl gives a shine effect through the sun/moon transparent sections of the sleeve.

Per Polyvinyl Records:
Around August 2002’s touring, Mates unleashed their rendition of Jackson Browne’s “These Days,” and is heavily influenced by Nico’s version of the song. “These Days” quickly became a live fan favorite and five months later, the band found themselves in the studio committing the song to analog. The song was recorded in preparation for the Mates’ Winter tour with Rainer Maria as well as Owen, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Redd Tape, and Dear Nora. Dear Nora are longtime tour buddies with the Mates and Katie does an excellent acoustic rendition of Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country.”

The original cover design experienced a number of printing issues. The main contributor to the problems was with the see-thru synthetic paper it was printed on (so that the vinyl color could be seen through the cover). The first pressing (600 each of yellow, white, or blue vinyl unexpectedly sold out before tour’s end. The 7” was repressed in March 2003 featuring a more “printer-friendly” die-cut cover.

Repressed again in April 2006 on opaque purple vinyl!