As such questions are tossed at them often the duo also shares the common interest of explaining to people that they are not dating, not related and did not grow up together.Oddly enough, they both existed separately before meeting one another. Alex was born and bred in Baltimore City, and Victoria grew up just about everywhere.Victoria started writing her own songs at the age of 18, after deciding that she’d rather play her own music than mouthing other poets, as they say.
The pair might sing some love-lorn duets (take their cover of Smokey Robinson's "You Really Got a Hold on Me" for instance) but these two are keeping it on a strictly professional level.Zooey's taken after all, married to the equally endearing (or annoying, depending on who you ask) indie dreamboat, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. Phantogram Status: Just Friends Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have been friends — and only friends — since high school, or so they claim.She was born in Paris (France) where she lived until she was 6, and she remains fluent in French.She then hustled it on over to Baltimore, but somehow in the era of chicken pox their ships missed each other in the night, and Victoria soon moved on to the glamorously rural Cecil County, Maryland.She then moved north to Philadelphia before she hopped back to Paris for a stint and finally returned once again to and settled in Baltimore.
Alex was…still living in Baltimore and when Victoria returned to Baltimore the two experienced the aforementioned meeting. Both members of the band have long-standing relationships with playing and learning about music.
Unfortunately for us, Johnathan Rice is the only guy who gets that honor.
But at least we get some twangy folk songs out of their relationship.
The band recorded their first, self-titled album in February of 2006 and the second, Devotion, in August of 2007, the year of our Lord.
They have toured with Arbouretum, Clientele, and Grizzly Bear.
As far as consolation prizes go, that's not so bad. Mates of State Status: Married with kids Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel have been married for nearly a decade and still emanate the sunny optimism of newlyweds.