The Pomegranates have risen to number 7 on the CMJ Top 200 Chart, in front of the likes of Marnie Stern, Weezer, Walkmen, Best Coast, Glasser, Mark Ronsen and the Business INT’L, Matt and Kim, Blonde Redhead, Antony and the Johnsons, Clinic, Avey Tare, and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.  This news also happens to coincide with “Pomegranates Awareness Month.”   November is really shaping up to be the month for the Pomegranates!

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Their Latest Album One of Us Is Available Now. Check Out What Everyone’s Been Saying:

“The sounds of Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, Deerhunter, and MGMT–all in one song? It could be a Pratt Institute student’s senior thesis or a Girl Talk mash-up. But it’s the propulsive title track off these exuberant Cincinnati kids’ third album–and the sonic orgy actually works. All 13 kaleidoscopic tracks, particularly standout “Anywhere You Go,” a supercollider of rhythmic groove, guitar, and Wurlitzer organ, distill a decade-plus of indie and alt rock into a sparking art-pop swell. Spazzing out, Joey Cook cries: “I really like you!” The feeling’s mutual.”

“Like the rest of their new release, One of Us, ‘50s’ puts a beat into your step and you drift off into a swooning world of guitar strings, and mastered mixing.”

“Think the Flaming Lips’ alternate-universe psych-pop, Broken Social Scene’s abstraction or a lucid, funk-free Of Montreal…”


11/06 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge

11/07 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive

11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

11/09 Missoula, MT – Badlander

11/10 Spokane, WA – Empyrean Coffee

11/11 Seattle, Wa – Sunset Tavern

11/12 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

11/14 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place

11/15 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop

11/16 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater

11/17 San Diego, CA – The Casbah

11/18 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room

11/19 El Paso, TX – Black Market

11/20 Austin, TX – Mohawk

11/21 Denton, TX – Hailey’s

11/22 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone

11/24 Cincinnati, OH – Southgate House


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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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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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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