This Land Used to be My Land, But Now I Hate This Land
Pomegranates hail from Cincinnati, OH, where drummer Jacob Merritt, guitarist Isaac Karns, and vocalist/guitarist Joey Cook launched the pop-based indie rock band in 2006.
Taking influence from early Modest Mouse and Wolf Parade, the musicians honed their craft and issued the Two Eyes EP in June 2007. Bassist Josh Kufeldt joined the following year, and Pomegranates released their full-length debut, Everything Is Alive, that May. After sharing stages with the likes of Javelins, Islands, and Headlights, the band decamped to northern Kentucky to record their sophomore album, which was subsequently mixed and mastered by Aloha's TJ Lipple in Arlington, VA. The resulting Everybody, Come Outside!, a conceptual record whose sound paid homage to both Talking Heads and French Kicks, was released in April 2009 by Lujo Records. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi