Some of you may recall that our last sampler featured a track from a “TBA” forthcoming 7″ from Pomegranates”. Over the last few months the idea for the 7″ morphed into a 10-song LP called In Your Face Thieves/Chestnut Attic. It is available digitally (itunes, amazon, etc ) and as a 12″ vinyl LP (lujo store) starting TODAY!
Most of you are well familiar with Pomegranates’ story by now. They are the four-piece from Cincinnati that began as a project between two friends, Jacob Merritt and Isaac Karns, eventually growing to include Joey Cook and, (over the years) a variety of fourth members. We (Lujo) began working with them in 2007, releasing their debut EP Two Eyes, which was followed by two well-received full-length albums: 2008’s Everything Is Alive, and 2009’s Everybody Come Outside. Last year saw the release of their amazing third full-length, One of Us, with Afternoon Records. Over the last 4 years they’ve toured with the French Kicks, Islands, Wye Oak, Spoon, Aloha, Blitzen Trapper and more. They’ve garnered support and good words from the likes of KEXP, Woxy, Daytrotter, Spin, My Old Kentucky Blog, Filter and many others.
On this LP the listener will find two complete and fully realized EPs corresponding to each side of the 12” and featuring all new and exclusive songs. Both EPs were recorded with Pomegranates’ friend, 20 year old Caleb Groh, whose vocals appear on a pair of tracks here, while touring in support of One Of Us (2010). This release boasts some of the most intimate and personal songs of the band’s already prolific career (3 albums and 3 EPs in four years), and takes a unique and important place in their catalog. Recorded on their own in a home studio, these songs are Pomegranates in their most lo-fi and stripped down form. Songs are guitar-driven, classical in structure, timeless.
Side A features the EP “In Your Face Thieves” with the following tracks:
Side B features the EP “Chestnut Attic” (a remixed and re-mastered version of the EP which previously was briefly available on their website for download) with the following tracks:
Track One, In Which Pomegranates Has A Very Good Dream
Cleveland Street Blues
Take A Little Time
“BEST BID AT THE BIG TIME: POMEGRANATES” – Spin
“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
“A youthful, open-eared quartet enlivened with a kick-ass record collection, ceiling-less imagination, ragged guitars, and songwriting chops for days.” – Spin
It’s just about summer, so it goes without saying that you’ll be pulling out Pomegranates‘ sublimely beautiful Everybody, Come Outside! (Right? Right!). At least that’s what we’ll be doing — that album, an MOKB favorite in 2009, was shimmering, summery dream-pop at its finest, all inflatable grooves, thick, sweet melodies and juicy guitar. – My Old Kentucky Blog
“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait,” Emerson once wrote. This scintillating band, at the wee age of four years old, has already achieved both. The third, decidedly un-trendy album by these four Cincinnati rockers is an exercise in fluidity and finds them swimming through a warm sea of contemplative heartache. Like Christopher Nolan, POMEGRANATES performs with a masterful ease, smoothly maneuvering from oversize spectacle to small-scale minimalism. It’ll reel you in with authority—and you’ll beg, “Please don’t let me go.” – Filter