Mates of State Play Webster Hall Tomorrow Night

October 11th, 2011

Some people need their space. Sure, they love their spouse or significant other, but they couldn’t, shouldn’t or wouldn’t be around that person all day. Thankfully, that’s not the case with Jason Hammel (vocals and drums) and Kori Gardner (vocals and keys). No, this husband-and-wife team has been making music as Mates of State, including last month’s Mountaintops, since 1997. Their songs have plenty of hooks and their passionate live shows are exciting and fun, which works out great because Mates of State (above, performing “You Are Free” for KEXP FM) and Other Lives and Yawn play Webster Hall tomorrow night.