Joey Cook Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Percussion, Bass
Isaac Karns Guitar, Bass, Sampling, Vocals, Keys
Josh Kufeldt Bass, Electric Guitar
Jacob Merritt Drums, Percussion

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Last year saw the release of Pomegranates' critically-acclaimed debut full length, Everything is Alive. This album showcased the creative potential of this Cincinnati-based foursome and placed the band squarely in the rarely referenced category of "bands to keep an eye on."

It didn't take long after that album hit streets before the band caught the ear of music aficionados and taste makers across the country. KEXP, WOXY, and numerous other independent and college stations nation-wide fell for the bands quirky pop stylings, helping Pomegranates reach #20 most added for their first week on CMJ's charts. The blog circuit jumped on board as well, allowing Pomegranates to charm their way to #11 on blog aggregate. The live circuit responded, too. Artists such as French Kicks and Islands took notice of Pomegranates' dynamic live set, inviting them out on the road, a place this burgeoning band has found a fast home.

Somehow during the busyness of the year, these self-professed art-pop denizens found time to hunker down and record a brand new full length, Everybody, Come Outside!. ECO! shows a marked improvement creatively and sonically from its predecessor, channeling influences that range from Talking Heads and Brian Eno, to French Kicks and Fela Kuti. For this album the quartet determined to tell a story where each song would unravel a bit more of an unusual tale of a character who leaves home only to be abducted by a time traveler.

Unlike their debut, Pomegranates tracked the majority of ECO! separately, which allowed the band to capture their vision as closely as they could. Pomegranates then enlisted the help of TJ Lipple (Aloha, MGMT, Headlights, Minus Story) and others to mix and master the record. The result? An album equal parts dreamy and otherworldly, with hints of a story that is one giant dose of magical.

Pomegranates is Joey Cook (vocals, Guitar, Keys, Percussion), Isaac Karns (Guitar, Bass, Sampling, Percussion, Vocals), Josh Kufeldt (Bass, Guitar) and Jacob Merritt (Drums, Percussion). Everybody, Come Outside! is available April 14, 2009 on Lujo Records.

Everybody, Come Outside! (lujo073)
MP3 Corriander
MP3 Everybody, Come Outside!

Corriander Single (itunes) (lujo071)
MP3 Corriander

Two Eyes Ep (on itunes) (lujo065)
MP3 We Could've Escaped, But No One Was Interested

Everything Is Alive (lujo059)
MP3 Whom/Who
MP3 Thunder Meadow