When indie music first started gaining ground in the early 2000s, one of the most successful bands in receiving mainstream attention was Mates of State, the married duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel. Now they are back with their seventh album in a career that spans 14 years.
The new release, Mountaintops, is a foray into familiar territory, but alongside trademark poppy hooks, Mates of State also explore the somber side of love.
Songs performed: "Sway," "Mistakes" and "Palomino."
- Mates of State
- Mates of State perform in The Current studios A family that tours together stays together. Isn't that the saying? That's the case for the husband-wife duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel that make up Mates of State, who have brought their two children on tour with them.
- Mates of State perform in studio Mates Of State is comprised of husband and wife duo Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel. They were in town to perform at the Varsity Theatre in support of their new release, "Bring It Back."