April 04, 2009

Pomegranates: Everybody, Come Outside!

Cincinnati band Pomegranates create artful pop songs, channeling the guitar tone of Tom Verlaine and the vocal delivery of Thurston Moore. With choice programming and joyous keyboards their aptly titled sophomore album Everybody, Come Outside! is invitation to get lost in the smart melodies while trying to figure out the lyrics. Not that many bands use the tesseract (geometrical figure) to describe a relationship... or end their album with a 13 minutes sprawling drone piece (I Feel Like I'm A Million Years Old). This band isn't short on musical ideas - they may even have tried to cram too many of them on a single disc.

Pomegranates:
Joey Cook: vocals, guitar, keys, bass
Isaac Karns: guitar, bass, sampling, vocals, keys
Josh Kufeldt: bass, electric guitar
Jacob Merritt: drums, percussion

Pomegranates: Everybody, Come Outside!

Everybody, Come Outside! is released on Lujo Records. Release date: April 14th.

Tracks:
  1. Everybody Come Outside
  2. Beachcomber
  3. This Land Used To Be My Land, But Now I Hate This Land
  4. Southern Ocean
  5. Sail (Away With Me)
  6. Corriander
  7. 384 BC
  8. Svaatzi Uutsi
  9. Jerusalem Had A Bad Day
  10. Tesseract
  11. I Feel Like I'm A Million Years Old

The Pomegranates will be on tour with Wye Oak:

  • 04/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
  • 04/16 Cinncinnati, OH @ Southgate House
  • 04/17 Chicago, IL @ Hideout
  • 04/18 Carleton, MN @ Basement
  • 04/19 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
  • 04/20 Iowa City, IA @ Public Space One
  • 04/21 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
  • 04/22 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
  • 04/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Ct.
  • 04/24 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
  • 04/25 Kennewick, WA @ The Red Room
  • 04/26 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
  • 04/27 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
  • 04/29 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
  • 04/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
  • 05/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
  • 05/04 Norman, OK @ Opolis
  • 05/05 Ft. Worth, TX @ TBD
  • 05/06 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
  • 05/09 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
  • 05/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
  • 05/11 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
  • 05/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
  • 05/13 New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
  • 05/14 Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears
  • 05/15 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
  • 05/16 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
  • 06/15 Newport, KY @ The Southgate House (w/ Ted Leo)

» everybodyoutside.blogspot.com
» myspace.com/pomegranatesart

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