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Mates of State
Mates of State
Label: Polyvinyl Records
Genre: Rock
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Mates of State is the organ and drums, vocal-laden duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel. Formed in the nation's heartland December 1997, their infectious songs and long-standing motto of play anywhere, anytime has earned them a legion of fans from coast to coast and everywhere else in between.

After years of playing in countless bands (nearly twenty between the two of them), Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel finally realized the ease of playing with only one other person. Ditching their guitars for just an organ and drum set, the trick now was getting two people to sound like a full band. With the two instruments, they added call and response vocal melodies and harmonies to create a sound unique in its immenseness.

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song:Palomino
album:Mountaintops (Barsuk Records)
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song:Maracas
album:Mountaintops (Barsuk Records)
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song:You Are Free (The Mae Shi Remi…
album:Re-arranged: Remixes Volume 1 …
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song:My Only Offer
album:Re-Arrange Us (Polyvinyl Recor…
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song:Fraud In The 80s
album:Bring It Back (Barsuk Records)
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song:Ha Ha
album:Team Boo (Polyvinyl Records)
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