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’s 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’ 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: