The Pomes
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The Pomes

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"The songwriting ... is strong, so it will be interesting to monitor the artists progress." - Atomicduster


"'Unaware’, ‘Now’, ‘Pine Box’, ‘The Pretty Girls Go’, ‘Carmela’ and ‘Hidden Track’ are all delicious ear- candy pop songs." (translated from the Dutch) - KindaMusik


"(Michael Cummins') carefree, country-era Byrds-influenced style will appeal to many." -

"plug in music"

"The Pomes effortlessly define themselves and create a sound of twangy guitars, country violins, and electronic rhythms which rebels from any particular label." - plug in music


"I wouldn't have guessed that as broad of a mix as this would work, but it does. And quite well. Check out the The Pomes." - Intellectos

"Illinois Entertainer"

"There's an almost childish glee in the blips and tone that swirl in "The Pretty Girls Go." The pretty, softly lilting "Carmela" is a mournful ode about Guatemala's civil war, with Cummins' wispy voice uttering, "They tied your uncle with barbed wire." He has a skillful way of squeezing the maximum impact from such contrasts."

- Illinois Entertainer, July 1, 2003 - Illinois Entertainer


"PineBox ... a sweet sapless love song as the whistles take the close."
"The Pretty Girls Go - a beautiful elegy to the passing of summer."

- Noreaster, Issue 5: Spring/Summer 2003 - Noreaster


"For those who enjoy the unusual, definitely."

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2003 - EP - Mind/Body Problem
2005 - LP - The Pomes At The Adelphi


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Pomes came together in fits and starts in the early part of the millenium. Their influences include The Mamas & The Papas, Stephin Merritt/Magnetic Fields, Stereolab, REM, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed/VU, and Yo La Tengo.