Isn’t e-mail bloody lovely? When you’re younger it just seems like a huge inconvience – I mean, why bother sending each other online mail when you can just MSN each other? Of course, MSN died an absolutely horrific death as soon as they let people use their own smileys, and it quickly descended into 12 year olds endlessly asking each other their age sex location. Myspace has suffered a similar fate, and judging by the amount of FarmVille news that comes up on my Facebook, that’s facing something similar. But e-mail has stayed strong in the midst of all this, like a stoic old man on this beaten old internet. Which kind of brings me to this post – this morning I got an e-mail suggesting a band to me. Which, compared to the amount of viruses that MSN gave various computers, is a lot more of a contribution than most things.
That band are Ohio foursome Pomegranates. Despite having released their second album Everbody, Come Outside in April of this year in the US and around the world, they’re still waiting for it to be properly brought out over here. But not for long, thanks to Heist or Hit records who are doing the honorable thing and giving it a chance over here. And you can see why – their sound is a joyous one, kind of like if Arcade Fire woke up one day and were unrepentently optimistic, though it’s not quite got the granduer and scale that their Canadian counterparts, the probably because Arcade Fire have about 10 more members. But seriously, Pomegranates are uplifting and bubbly, but not in the annoying way that The Polyphonic Spree have desperately tried to be since… well, since always. At least give them a go: This song is the eponymous track from their second album:
Enjoy that? It’s up for download here (link)