Mates of State, indie rock duo

Since the late '90s, Mates of State have been a staple of the indie rock world. The husband-and-wife duo consists of Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, who combine keyboard, drums and vocals to create energetic harmonies. Over the past 14 years, the Lawrence, Kan. natives have released seven albums and played with bands such as Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab for Cutie.
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<b>What's on your iPod?</b><br>Tune-Yards, Kanye, Twin Sister, Suckers, Twin Shadow, Robyn, Neil Young, Joanna Newsom, The Vaccines, Band of Horses, Amanda Blank. (Kori)
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<b>Your worst habit?</b><br>Picking my nose in public-- really, anywhere-- it doesn't even faze me, but everyone I know says it's becoming a problem. (Kori)
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Read more about Mates of State <a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bthesite/bs-b-like-dislike-1005-20111003,0,1948734.story">here.</a>
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( Glynis Selina Arban / April 29, 2012 )

Since the late '90s, Mates of State have been a staple of the indie rock world. The husband-and-wife duo consists of Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, who combine keyboard, drums and vocals to create energetic harmonies. Over the past 14 years, the Lawrence, Kan. natives have released seven albums and played with bands such as Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab for Cutie.

What's on your iPod?
Tune-Yards, Kanye, Twin Sister, Suckers, Twin Shadow, Robyn, Neil Young, Joanna Newsom, The Vaccines, Band of Horses, Amanda Blank. (Kori)

Your worst habit?
Picking my nose in public-- really, anywhere-- it doesn't even faze me, but everyone I know says it's becoming a problem. (Kori)

Read more about Mates of State here.

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