{music} Mates of State

One of my favorite bands, Mates of State, just made an announcement of their Summer new release, Crushes.  The album will include versions of songs by Belle and Sebastian, Death Cab for Cutie, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and the Mars Volta (!!!).  Listen to a free sample of the album's opening song, Laura (original by Girls), at their site.  I'm in love already!  *Thanks to Pitchfork for the info!*