Song of the Day: Pomegranates – The Children’s Progress


Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today‚Äôs featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is The Children’s Progress by Pomegranates from the 2007 self-released Two Eyes EP.

Pomegranates – The Children’s Progress (MP3)

Pomegranates’ story thus far reads more like a Fortune 500 CEO timeline than a band’s first year. Their first song was penned during their initial get together and this EP was pressed after just three months; D.C.’s Lujo Records was certainly impressed, and signed the band one week following. The comparisons to early Modest Mouse are pretty spot-on so long as that’s not the last word. Pomegranates’ sonic template is much wider, their pop, poppier. The songs themselves include numerous breaks to incorporate complete thoughts and marry surf guitar with thundering percussion and cooing balladry with Isaac Brock-style screaming. Certainly you’ll be itching for more after cycling through the five ditties on this EP and, as the band’s history predicates, you’ll have your greedy little hands on LP #1, entitled Everything Is Alive, by the end of April. Head to their MySpace page to sample 3/5ths of the EP after watching this video of We Could Have Escaped, performed live in Wilmington, Ohio:

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  1. Posted January 23, 2008 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    mmm. they are just SO good!! KEXP has great taste–not that I ever thought otherwise.

  2. elliot smith
    Posted January 23, 2008 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    hey cool–
    they’re like a less interesting… less talented The Elephants. they look more trendy though… so that explains it.

  3. Ali S.
    Posted January 24, 2008 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t pass listening to this song what with the odd fruit based band name to the goofy pictures. And I’m glad I didn’t great upbeat song.

  4. Josh
    Posted February 29, 2008 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    hey cool-
    elliott smith is still alive…and he doesnt know how to spell his own name correctly.

  5. chris
    Posted March 18, 2008 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    the band Islands came thru the southgate house in Newport, Ky last week and Pomegranates opened for them…. as a result of the two bands meeting Islands put Pomegranates on the last leg of their tour this week.. how exciting for the guys from Cincy, eh?

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