ARTIST / BAND: Pomegranates
ALBUM: Everybody, Come Outside!
FILE UNDER: Indie
LABEL: Lujo Records
INFO: 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 Elbo.ws blog aggregate. The band also caught the attention of their peers. Artists such asFrench 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 andFela 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 ofEverybody, Come Outside! add to the mystique, as well as reveal a bit more about this unusual tale.