“Next Year’s Big Things” (according to Spin), the Pomegranates, came in as the #2 most added artist as per the CMJ College Radio Charts this week. The band was thrilled to find them selves beating out indie darlings Belle & Sebastian and coming in right behind one of Pitchfork’s favorites – Sufjan Stevens.
This little indie band that could from Cincinnati, OH is creating quite a stir with their third album release One Of Us – due out next week on Afternoon Records. Catch them live tomorrow 10/22 at CMJ’s Annual Music Marathon where they are scheduled to play at 5PM at Pianos and 11PM at The Rock Shop.
Not in NYC? They’re on a full length US tour and you can check out the most up to date info on dates here: http://www.myspace.com/pomegranatesart.
And in case you missed it…
NEW MUSIC: 30 Best Artists from CMJ Fest
Next Year’s Big Things, Playing Right Now
Every autumn, more than 1,000 new artists, from rappers to indie rockers, metalheads to psychedelic folk singers and beyond, head to New York City to showcase during the annual CMJ Music Marathon, and every year SPIN digs through EPs, LPs, singles, remixes, and MySpace pages, seeking the festival’s must-hear new acts.
This year’s crop are all vying to be the next Surfer Blood, or Best Coast, or Bear in Heaven, or Neon Indian — all bands that appeared in SPIN’s 2009 CMJ preview. Whether you’ll be in NYC from October 19-23, or you just love to discover exciting new acts, our must-hear list is a must-read.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Sounds Like: A decade-plus of indie- and alt-rock sounds distilled into sparking art-pop swells by four impressionable, open-eared youngsters. This kaleidoscopic sound is all over their latest album, One of Us, especially its best track “50’s,” a jittery anthem with a solid rhythmic groove, spiky guitar riffs, and eerie keys.
Recommended If You Like: Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, Deerhunter, MGMT
You should know: While in their van on tour, one of the band’s favorite ways to pass the time is to play a game they call “famous last words.” “I think I can hold my breath for two minutes. Time me!” the band jokes to SPIN.com of one submission. “Or… ‘A little more gasoline should do the trick!'” Kids… [sigh].
To listen to “50’s” on Spin.com click here: http://www.spin.com/gallery/new-music-30-best-artists-cmj-fest?page=29#main