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There's a compulsion to mend, write on the wall, my loudest pen goes. ”

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Mates of State are an indie rock duo originally from Lawrence, Kansas made up of husband and wife Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel. Formed in 1997, the band has been active since, releasing six albums since their 2000 debut My Solo Project. The couple have two children, Magnolia and June Elizabeth, who accompany their parents on tours. The band is known for their prominent use of organ and vocal interplay, creating a warmly energetic indie rock sound with an approachable pop structure. The band has worked with a number of notable indie labels over the years, beginning their career with Omnibus Records before switching to Polyvinyl and their current home, Barsuk Records. The band's most recent release is 2011's Mountaintops and they will shortly embark on a U.S. tour in support.
Mates of State
A husband-wife duo make exuberant, endearing indie rock
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