The Departures are a five-piece pop/punk band out of SLC, Utah. Listening to their latest offering “Gateways” is like hearing a new My Chemical Romance album. 

 A solid rhythm section with well-placed harmonies feels like something you’d hear on the radio in any decent market.

Track six, titled “Lonely Eyes”, features some intricate acoustic guitar work and excellent harmonies; it also feels a little out of place with the rest of the EP.

 Given that this a very young band (the members range from just 17 to 23 years old ), I would expect to see these guys evolve dramatically into a more unique sounding group by the time we see another The Departures EP.


If you dig My Chemical Romance, chances are you will love Gateways by The Departures.



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