Pacifico, the quasi-band, quasi-long-term-collaboration project, is premiering “I’ve Finally Found What I’m Looking For,” the standout track from the band’s sophomore release, Without Heroes. The band’s cornerstone is Matt Schwartz, as he’s probably the most constant, but for over ten years, the band has been a revolving door of contributors that’s worked with Matt Goldman (Copeland, Underoath) and Mark McClusky (Weezer), among others. Others, like myself, may remember the band from an early split EP with Copeland.

The video is a fun take on finding a kindred spirit, but naturally done so with puppets. Produced by Tommy’s TV and Beyond the Garage (thanks for the puppets!), director Clay Achee filmed the spot at Lock and Key whiskey bar and on the roof of McGynn, Glisson and Mouton law in Baton Rouge, LA. If you’re down with the jams, you can grab the music over at iTunes.


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HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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