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    Not Really Sorry
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    Who Are We
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    We Run This Town
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The indie pop duo, Shades, consists of siblings Casey Mattes (producer), and Mary Mattes (singer).
Shades is a DIY pop group who writes, produces, and mixes/masters their own material from their studio in Iowa City, Iowa.
Their music style has been described as “dynamic”, combining elements of electropop, alternative hip hop, and EDM. Their lyrics, written by Mary, are poetry-based & reflect the all-too-real emotional states of many twenty-somethings who struggle to thrive in today’s world filled with hate.
In January of 2018, Shades dropped their first EP, “Can't See the Haters”, consisting of 6 songs. “You can either let the hate blind you, or you can block it out,” said Casey, referring to their latest release. “This EP both introduces our band name to the world and describes the underlying meaning behind every piece of work we create. We wear our Shades so we can’t see the haters, and we encourage you to do the same.” Casey continued, “This EP is just the beginning. We’re so excited to share with you what’s next.”
Shades’ unique mix of indie pop and alternative hip hop has become a crowd-pleasing genre which the duo has used to gain a massive following in their hometown. It won’t be long before their music is sung by audiences across the nation!


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