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Mates of State are an American , who have been active since 1997 when they formed in Lawrence, Kansas, United States. 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).

Their songs are notable for their male/female vocal harmony, shifting rhythms, and quirky song structure- most… read more

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  • does anyone have an mp3 of their song "lower" they can send me or at least know where i can download it? i'd appreciate it a lot, like you have no idea! the only site (punknews) that had a download link has a dead link from 2003 -_- and i dont have the tools to rip from vinyl..
  • Kori is my cousin!
  • "Mistakes" is the best song they've ever done. (2)
  • go team boo! its a love thang yo!
  • Setlists, photos, and vine videos from their opening slot for The Postal Service:
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  • Mates of State has been there for me through everything <3 your music completes me!!!
  • Solid.
  • Their cover of Guided by Voices' "I Am a Scientist" is nice.

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