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Apr 02, 2015

Husband and wife duo Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, aka Mates of State, have announced the upcoming release of a new EP titled, You’re Going to Make It. More

Nov 08, 2012

Mates of States are hitting the road this December in support of last year’s Mountaintops. More

Mates of State Announce West Coast Tour Dates

Premiere New Video "Unless I'm Led"

May 10, 2012

Following this year’s earlier east coast travels, husband and wife team Mates of State have announced a set of west coast tour dates in support of their latest album Mountaintops. More

Listen: The Drums – “Days (Mates of State Remix)”

Drums to Play Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Mar 07, 2012

Mates of State recently took their hand to The DrumsPortamento cut “Days.” We have the track. More

Mates of State Announce East Coast Tour

Taking Place Throughout February

Jan 27, 2012

Husband and wife pop duo Mates of State have announced their first set of tour dates for 2012, taking place along the east coast next month. More

Polyvinyl Announces a Commemorative DVD Compilation

Features of Montreal, Mates of State, Deerhoof, and More

Nov 17, 2011

In celebration of 15 years of releasing great music, Polyvinyl have announced A Brief History in Moving Pictures, which features 60 music videos from 26 Polyvinyl artists. Check out the tracklist here. More

Watch: “Sway” Video by Mates of State

A High School Dance Wonderland

Nov 04, 2011

In the new Mates of State video, a high school dance turns into a wonderland. We have the clip. More

Oct 13, 2011

Here’s our round-up of some of the bands who have performed on late night TV in the last few days. Includes performances by Peter Bjorn and John, Ryan Adams, Mates of State, Ra Ra Riot, and Two Door Cinema Club. More

Mates of State Announce More Tour Dates

Support Includes Suckers, Yawn, Other Lives, and Generationals

Aug 01, 2011

Mates of State have announced a second leg of their fall tour starting October 26. More

Listen: Mates of State “Maracas”

Mountaintops Out September 13

Jul 07, 2011

Mates of States’ new album Mountaintops doesn’t street until September, but you can snag the first shaking pop single “Maracas” here. More

Mates of State Announce New Video, Tour

Dates Kick Off September 21

Jun 28, 2011

In support of forthcoming album Mountaintops, Mates of State have released a 1970s-flavored video for album cut “Maracas.” We have the video and tour dates. More

Mates of State to Climb “Mountaintops”

New Album Out September 13

Jun 08, 2011

Mates of State are ready for another round of ambitious indie pop. We have the details of their new album. More

Jun 22, 2010

Today, ABC World News Sunday correspondent/ABC News Now Amplified host Dan Harris unveiled his fun video for Mates of State. The duo plays a bouncy cover of Daniel Johnston‘s “True Love Will Find You In the End,” a tune off their new covers album, Crushes: The Covers Mixtape. We have the video. More

Jun 02, 2010

Mates of State are heading out on the road this summer in support of The Covers Mixtape, a cover album featuring their take on songs by Daniel Johnston, Belle and Sebastian, and Death Cab For Cute, among others. Joining the dynamic duo are Free Energy, Todd Barry, Nick Thune, and Suckers. We have the dates. More


Indie Rock Parenting 101

Musician Moms and Dads on the Challenges of Raising Children on the Road

Mar 22, 2010

Whatever the perception, as any parent will tell you, raising children is hard work, and for a working musician, balancing writing, recording, and touring with being a full-time mom or dad can be extra tricky. More


Jul 29, 2015

When you’ve been a band for 15 years, there comes a time to look at your output and decide if it’s worth it to keep going. Mates of State‘s new EP, You’re Going to Make It, is the reassurance that comes just before that final quarter of a race. More

Jun 28, 2010

In Greek mythology, Midas is known for his ability to turn everything he touches into gold. Mates of State are his modern-day equivalent, instead transforming every song they cover into a melodic pop gem. Warm tones swirl through Crushes: The Covers Mixtape, the husband-wife duo’s first attempt at recording and producing their own album. More