Tag Archives: indie rock

It comes in waves, musical heartache

I think I’ve written about Greg Laswell before… anyway, his song “Comes and Goes (In Waves)” just came up in my playlist while I’m working but not working because it’s almost lunch time and we’re preparing for snow and the kids are being dismissed early so my brain is naturally going a mile-a-minute which means TURN UP THE RADIO!

This is for the ones who stand
For the ones who try again
For the ones who need a hand
For the ones that think they can
It comes in waves
Am only led to wonder why

This isn’t my favorite song, but it’s fitting right now I think. Even though this album came out in 2008, and this particular song did very well, in part, because it ran in a couple popular shows you might know… Grey’s Anatomy and True Blood.

But come on Greg, where are you? I mean in 2013 you released, I was Going to be an Astronaut, but it was an album of remakes, it was your sixth studio album and it was remakes.  And then last year your seventh album released and I hate to admit I didn’t hear much about it… Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet. Sadly, this released a little after your split with Ingrid Michaelson… maybe it’s related, I don’t know, I myself am not one to be able to speak of love and relationships or what constitutes as dodging or not dodging a bullet.

That aside, I looked it up today and so back to the music talk.

Ohhhh Greg,  Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet, is one of the saddest albums I’ve ever listened to, seriously not one anyone feeling emotional should spend time listening to, so I wish I hadn’t. That being said, when music can make you feel something, it’s good.

No more alarms
I’ve got this, I’ve got this I’ve got this
No fire escape
I’ve got this, I’ve got this, I’ve got this
We’ve got this

The lyrics above are from track #6 which is called “I’m Not the Same Man” and it is heartache in music form. I think this album was likely very painful for him to make. Greg Laswell fans, it’s brooding, introspective music, with a raw depth of sadness that those who have felt before will be able to resonate with instantly.

Pomegranates – One Of Us

Pomegranates Have Many Health Benefits…just listen!

Pomegranates are super close to the official release of their brand new album and finally have a downloadable song to share.


Joey Cook: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Isaac Karns: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Jacob Merritt: Drums
Daniel Lyon: Vocals, Guitars

Pomegranates third album, One Of Us, releases on October 26 on Afternoon Records.


Pomegranates – “50s” (mp3)

Grab another Pom mp3 (“Create Your Own Reality”) from Afternoon Records here.

And the dates not to miss are:

10/15 New Haven, CT – Lily Pad
10/16 Portland, ME – Empire
10/17 Danbury, CT – Cousin Larry’s
10/18 Allston, MA – Great Scott
10/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks
10/21 New York, NY – CMJ
10/22 New York,NY – The Rock Shop
10/23 Youngstown, OH – The Lemon Grove
11/01 Chicago, IL – The Empty Botle *
11/02 Madison, WI – The Frequency *
11/03 Minneapolis, MN – University of Minnesota *
11/05 Lincoln, NE – Zoo Bar *
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 *

* = With Oh No, Oh My

For some more info on Pomegranates check out this review: Pomegranates- One Of Us | Each Note Secure.