Mates of State @ KUTX 04.16.2015

Active since the late 1990’s, indie-pop duo Mates of State continue to bring just the right amount sunshine.

Consisting of now husband and wife Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, Mates of State have steadily broadened the texture of their sound over the years, their core still resting firmly on the duo’s harmonies and sweet melodies. Carrying the unbridled and exuberant spirit of early 2000’s indie-pop with them, their latest and seventh studio-release, 2011’s Mountaintops was a layered addition to their catalog of catchy pop tunes,  a broader take on the duo’s signature keys and drums combo. Recently the band has been touring and working on a new album due out in June, sharing a surprising cover along the way.

You can see Mates of State live at Red 7 tonight, April 16th , and you can stream their music right here on KUTX.

Leyla Aksu

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