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    Mates of State

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1The Re-Arranger lyrics
    2Sleep The Clock Around lyrics
    3At Least I Have You lyrics
    4Help Help lyrics
    5California lyrics
    6Throw Down lyrics
    7Blue and Gold Print lyrics
    8Change lyrics
    9Sound It Off lyrics
    10Like U Crazy lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Re-Arrange Us [2008]
    2Team Boo [2003]
    3Our Constant Concern [2002]
    4Mountaintops [2011]
    5All Day EP [2004]
    6My Solo Project [2003]
    7Bring It Back [2006]


    Mates of State are an American indie rock duo, active since 1997. The group is composed of the husband-and-wife team Kori Gardner (vocals, Electone and Hammond B-3 electric organs, Casio synthesizer, and Rhodes electric piano, piano, and occasional guitar) and Jason Hammel (vocals, drum set, glockenspiel, other percussion, and occasional Casio synthesizer).

    Gardner and Hammel met in Lawrence, Kansas, while they were involved with other people and other musical projects. Although they exchanged daily e-mails, they didn't get together until three months later when they were both single again, and were inseparable from then on. The main instruments used by the band are drum set and the electric organ. Although they both started out playing the guitar, they found they ended up fooling around with the organ and the drums in their practice space more often than with more traditional instruments. They formed in Lawrence, Kansas in 1997 while both were playing together in a four-piece rock band called Vosotros, in which they both sang and played electric guitar. Shortly thereafter moving to California, Hammel applied to medical school, but opted in 2001 to devote his time to making music and touring with Gardner. They married in 2001.

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