Cool Band: Pomegranates

Pomegranates Remember when Kirsten Dunst was kinda indie, kinda unknown but mega cute with those fangs of hers and that quirky laugh? Back before Spiderman. She was all I could see in The Virgin Suicides. She completely took over the screen and made it golden. I don’t even remember much else about that movie but I know she was young and secretly depressed and flirty and eventually killed herself, but for that moment she was a stone fox.

Pomegranates sounds like they could be that girl’s personal soundtrack. There’s a lot of reverb and digital delay all over the place and a strange mixture of joy and despair, kind of like any number of Manchester bands who came out in the mid-80s. Making matters more confusing is the fact that they hail from Cincinatti, Ohio. What!?!?!

Anyhow, I love it. Give ’em a listen and tell me that don’t make you feel a little younger. A little depressed maybe, but in that gloriously youthful way.


Pomegranates – “Corriander”

Pomegranates – “Beachcomber”

Pomegranates: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, MySpace.

Tour dates after the jump…

Pomegranates Tour Dates

04.15.09 @ Brillobox in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania**

04.16.09 @ Southgate House in Newport, Kentucky**

04.17.09 @ The Hideout in Chicago, Illinois**

04.18.09 @ The Basement in Carleton, Minnesota**

04.19.09 @ 7th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota**

04.20.09 @ Public Space One in Iowa City, Iowa**

04.21.09 @ The Waiting Room in Omaha, Nebraska**

04.22.09 @ The Hi-Dive in Denver, Colorado**

04.23.09 @ Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, Utah**

04.24.09 @ Neurolux in Boise, Idaho**

04.25.09 @ The Red Room in Kennewick, Washington**

04.27.09 @ Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon**

04.29.09 @ The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, California**

04.30.09 @ Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles, California**

05.01.09 @ Trunk Space in Phoenix, Arizona**

05.04.09 @ Opolis in Norman, Oklahoma**

05.06.09 @ Mohawk in Austin, Texas**

05.09.09 @ The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, Georgia**

05.10.09 @ Local 506 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina**

05.11.09 @ The Black Cat in Washington DC, Washington DC**

05.13.09 @ Mercury Lounge in New York City, New York**

05.14.09 @ TT The Bears in Cambridge, Massachusetts**

05.15.09 @ Cafe Nine in New Haven, Connecticut**

05.16.09 @ Metro Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland**

06.15.09 @ The Southgate House in Newport, Kentucky***

** with Wye Oak

*** with Ted Leo

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