Music: Pomegranates CD Release/MPMF Party

Pomegranates' new album, 'Everybody, Come Outside!,' bristles with an engaging Indie Rock energy that simultaneously references and transcends the Poms' avowed influences. Mixing the Talking Heads' swinging Art Pop rhythms with Brian Eno's aggressive amb

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Pomegranates’ new album, Everybody, Come Outside! could be considered a concept album … to a point.

“We had a vision, and we were a little more focused on the second one, not because of the press so much as just having a better vision,” says Merritt. “I’m not really sure what made us decide, but I think we just wanted to give ourselves a framework. We came up with a story that we liked and we went off that.”

Whatever the concept, Everybody, Come Outside! bristles with an engaging Indie Rock energy that simultaneously references and transcends the Poms’ avowed influences. Mixing the Talking Heads’ swinging Art Pop rhythms with Brian Eno’s aggressive ambience along with a hypercaffeinated channeling of their various other influences, the Poms have crafted their quirky, beautiful and accessible Indie Pop sound.

However it’s perceived in the wider world, the Poms’ see Outside! as a smashing creative success. The band is satisfied with the songs individually and the album as a whole. They play the Southgate House Friday with Headlights, Matthew Shelton’s Picnic and Enlou for the MidPoint Music Festival Reveal showcase.

Read an interview with the band here.

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