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Pop-punkers Home Grown formed in 1993 in Orange County, CA. Comprising singer/bassist Adam Lohrbach, singer/guitarist John "John E. Trash" Tran, guitarist Ian Cone, and drummer Bob Herco, the group debuted in 1995 with "Mean Street," a track on the Liberation Records compilation Punk Sucks; the label then issued Home Grown's full-length debut, That's Business, later that same year. The EP Wusappaning?! followed in 1996, after which the group signed to the major label Outpost to release 1998's Act Your Age. Connection, a split EP with Limbeck, followed two years later, as did EP Phone Home, the latter EP released through Fueled by Ramen. By that point, Home Grown had been reduced to a trio comprising Lohrbach, Tran, and drummer Darren Reynolds (ex-Longfellow). The guys inked a deal with indie pop-punk powerhouse Drive-Thru Records in June 2001, and tour dates with Millencolin led up to their label debut the following year via the infectiously sarcastic Kings of Pop. Second guitarist Dan Hammond was added soon after, and the band toured extensively in support of the album, including dates on the summer's Warped Tour. A more matured EP that abandoned much of their past humor appeared next in October 2004 entitled When It All Comes Down. Lohrbach exited Home Grown in early 2005 -- going on to form New Years Day -- and though the remaining guys continued on for a bit with a new bassist, by 2006 the band had gone on hiatus as members pursued other projects. ~ Jason Ankeny