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POM POM SQUAD is a fierce BROOKLYN INDIE ROCK band and the creative outlet of main songwriter and ORLANDO transplant MIA BERRIN. we were fortunate enough to cross paths at the QUEENS venue TRANS-PECOS a few years back where we filmed them for our OFF THE M live performance series. there is a very real pathos to her songwriting and performances which coupled with the damaged cheerleader imagery presents a femininity that is both intensely vulnerable and fiercely independent. i would put them in the tradition of challenging ALTERNATIVE ROCK / RIOT GRRRL / PUNK ROCK acts like THE BREEDERS, L7, THE KILLS, DUM DUM GIRLS, HOLE, JOAN JETT and especially BIKINI KILL.
during the pandemic BERRIN was featured in a WASHINGTON POST article (linked HERE) and recently they have signed to the GERMAN independent label CITY SLANG and are set to release their third release DEATH OF A CHEERLEADER next month. it so cool to see them progress from afar. interesting to see where they go from here. definitely worth checking them out.
art by nacrowe
check out this performance of "You/Him (Maybe)" by BROOKLYN indie rock outfit POM POM SQUAD recorded recently at TRANS-PECOS as part of our ongoing OFF THE M series. all OFF THE M performances are recorded live in concert at either MARKET HOTEL and TRANS PECOS in NYC.
definitely seek out their 2018 release HATE IT HERE or check out their new single "Heavy Heavy".