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Spin Includes Pomegranates in Top 30 Artists Playing CMJ, Tour U.S.

Indie band Pomegranates are creating a buzz with their indie alternative rock sound. The band is making a stop at this year’s CMJ Showcase and have been picked as “Best Artist from CMJ” by Spin Magazine.

The Cincinnati, Ohio based band is set to release their third full-length studio album – One Of Us – on October 26th on Afternoon Records.  The new album is their first for Afternoon Records and was co-produced by the band and TJ Lipple of Aloha (MGMT, Headlights, Minus Story), who also mixed and mastered the record.

Wild Lights’ “Adult Nights” On Paste’s Top 25 Albums of 2009

wildlightWild Light is Timothy Kyle, Seth Pitman, Jordan Alexander, and Seth Kasper. A four-piece band from New Hampshire who released their debut album Adult Nights is the Spring of 2009 on StarTime International/Columbia. Produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith), the album earned the band raves from Rolling Stone, SPIN, LA Times, and Paste Magazine among others and found them touring the US with The Doves, The Killers, Bell X1, The Wallflowers, Tapes N’ Tapes and stellastarr*.

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To Write Love On Her Arms Presents HEAVY AND LIGHT

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WHAT: “A few years ago, we started imagining these nights that could be more than music, nights where you could fill a room with hope and honesty, nights where you could also point to community and treatment,” said Jamie Tworkowski, founder of TWLOHA.

“Heavy and Light is sort of a dream come true for us. We’re given the keys to this amazing venue, to basically put whatever and whoever we want on that stage. The goal is something truly unique. It’s not a “benefit show”. It’s an attempt to challenge and inspire and encourage. More than anything, Heavy and Light is an attempt to move people, with songs and with stories and with a taste of community…” said Jamie.

Back in January 2009, the 2nd annual Heavy and Light saw over 1,600 people come out to the House of Blues in Orlando, from throughout the Southeast and beyond. This year’s Heavy and Light will host acoustic performances by Mat Kearney, Aaron Gillespie (Underoath/The Almost), Bryce Avary (The Rocket Summer), Stephen Christian (Anberlin), Aaron Marsh (Copeland), Zach Williams andDamion Suomi.

Spin Exclusive: Shout Out Out Out Out’s Flaming New Video

shoutoutThe Canadian dance-rockers join forces with rapper Cadence Weapon to start a fiery synth and sin revolution.

What do you get when you take an electro-rock sextet from Edmonton, Alberta, and add a twenty-four-year-old rapper who has been called Canada’s Dizzee Rascal? Flames!

“Coming Home,” the seven-minute track from the Shout Out Out Out Out’s second album, Reintegration Time, showcases Cadence Weapon (aka Rollie Pemberton) rapping about facing one’s demons.

Spin Exclusive: Brand New Unveil Album Art, Tracklisting

bndaisySpin have unveiled the tracklisting and album art for Brand New’s, soon to be released album, Daisy. The band is set to release Daisy September 22nd on DGC/Interscope/Procrastinate Music Traitors.

Brand New will embark on a fall headlining tour of North America in support of their highly anticipated new full length album, and will have a trio of independent bands to open for them.

The coast to coast trek kicks off on October 1st in Cleveland, OH and the band has tapped a few of their friends as main support along the way. For the first leg they’ll be joined by Manchester Orchestra, for the second leg Thrice will be joining them and on the third and last leg they will be joined by Glassjaw.