Mates of State

Here’s All the Anti-Trump Protest Music Released on Inauguration Day

Great protest music isn't the silver lining of autocracy. I haven't asked, but I feel pretty confident saying that all of the artists whose music is featured…
Anna Gaca / January 20, 2017

Trey Anastasio Quietly Working on Solo Album With Members of the National

Trey Anastasio is quietly working on a new solo album with help from aformidable cast of indie rockers, SPIN has learned.
Dylan Stableford / December 9, 2011

Mates of State, ‘Mountaintops’ (Barsuk)

Married duo Mates of State are in their second decade of refashioning Brill Building harmonies and new-wave wooziness into odes to domestic bliss. On their…
Michael Tedder / September 13, 2011

My Favorite Things: Mates of State

This week: Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, the husband-wife team behind indie-pop band Mates of State. The couple will release their seventh full-length album, Mountaintops,…
SPIN Staff / July 28, 2011

FREE MP3: Mates of State Cover Girls!

Indie-pop husband-wife team Mates of State will join a growing legion of bands releasing cover albums -- see Nada Surf, the Bird & the Bee…
Marianne Do / April 7, 2010

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / September 11, 2009

Mates of State, MGMT Keep Lolla Rolling Late-Night

One of Lollapalooza's added bonuses: The entire city embraces the festival, and many of the Lolla bands play late-night, intimate sets, keeping the party long…
Angie Maldonado / August 2, 2008

Behind the Scenes at Download 2008 Los Angeles: Mates of State

On Sunday, July 20, throngs of music-hungry fans converged on Los Angeles' Gibson Ampitheatre for Download 2008 to have their craving satiated by sets from…
Joseph Coscarelli / July 31, 2008

Join at Lollapalooza ’08! is packing up its festival bags once again this weekend for one of summer's biggest weekends: Lollapalooza, in Chicago's gorgeous Grant Park. With headline…
Peter Gaston / July 30, 2008

Mates of State, Jesus and Mary Chain, Duke Spirit, and Others Sparkle at Download Fest’s L.A. Date

Two guys were talking in the Gibson Amphitheatre men's room around 4:00 P.M. during last night's (July 20) L.A. stop of the three-city Download Festival.
Dan Macintosh / July 21, 2008