Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pomegranates announces upcoming sophomore album, launches month-long tour including appearance at Fanatic/Art Disaster party at SXSW.

Grab, “Corriander,” the lead single from Everybody, Come Outside! right HERE.

“Shimmering self-professed “art-pop”...A youthful, open-eared quartet enlivened with a kick-ass record collection, ceiling-less imagination, ragged guitars, and songwriting chops for days. – SPIN

“We heart superfruits. Keep up the good work...Sweet, sweet sounds are pop honey to my ears. “ – My Old Kentucky Blog

“The group’s grasp on the finer points of cooking up melodies and honeycombs far surpasses their years... They are songs that will challenge you, make you swoon and also make peer out longingly to the twinkling stars up above on a clear-lit night.“ – Daytrotter

Everybody, Come Outside! is the shimmering and dreamy new album from Cincinnati art-pop denizens, Pomegranates. This Cincinnati quartet broke on the scene last year with their debut full length, Everything Is Alive -- an album that garnered immediate attention and support from music lovers and taste-makers alike. KEXP and WOXY, among others, fell for the band’s quirky and charming blend of pop rock, and listeners followed suit, blogging the band up to #11 on blog aggregate. The band also caught the attention of their peers.

Artists such as French Kicks and Islands responded to Pomegranates’ dynamic live set by inviting them out on the road. Everybody, Come Outside! shows a marked improvement both creatively and sonically from its predecessor, channeling influences that range from Talking Heads and Brian Eno, to French Kicks and Fela Kuti. It’s a conceptual album of sorts, weaving an interesting tale of a man who leaves home, only to be abducted by a time traveler. Each of the 11 tracks of Everybody, Come Outside! add to the mystique, as well as reveal a bit more about this unusual tale.

Pomegranates is Jacob Merritt (drums, percussion), Joey Cook (vocals, guitar, keys, bass), Josh Kufeldt (bass, electric guitar) and Isaac Karns (guitar, bass, sampling, vocals, keys). Everybody, Come Outside! was recorded by Pomegranates and mixed and mastered by TJ Lipple of Aloha (MGMT, Headlights, Minus Story). Everybody, Come Outside! drops worldwide April 14, 2009 on Lujo Records.

Pomegranates Live:
02/18 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
02/19 New York, NY @ Crash Mansion
02/20 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
02/21 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
02/22 Cambridge, MA @ Cake Shop
02/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
02/24 Arlington, VA @ IOTA
02/25 Charlottesville, VA @ iS Venue
02/26 Fredericksburg, VA @ The Third Floor
02/27 Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
03/12 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
03/13 Covington, IN @ Southgate House
03/14 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
03/15 St. Louis, MO @ Bluebird
03/16 Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
03/17 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar Fanatic Promotion/Art Disaster SXSW Party
03/21 Hot Springs, AR @ Valley of The Vapors

Artist: Pomegranates
Title: Everybody, Come Outside!
Label: Lujo Records
Release Date: April 14th, 2009

01. Everybody, Come Outside!
02. Beachcomber
03. This Land Used To Be My Land, But Now I Hate This Land
04. The Southern Ocean
05. Sail (Away with Me)
06. Corriander (MP3)
07. 384 BC
08. Svaatzi Uutsi
09. Jerusalem Has A Bad Day
10. Tesseract
11. I Feel Like I’m A Million Years Old

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