Patience has not been a particular concern for the Pomegranates since they assembled a mere four years ago. After all, this is the band that wrote its first song at its first practice, self-released a debut EP six months later and signed with Lujo Records two weeks after that. But with 'One of Us,' the band's debut for Afternoon Records, the Poms were clearly ready to let their material brew a little bit longer.
When Pomegranates drummer Jacob Merritt describes the band's mindset during the writing of 'One of Us' (the Cincinnati band's third and perhaps best album) as "patient," it seems like an odd state for the popular quartet. Patience has not been a particular concern for the Pomegranates since they assembled a mere four years ago.
When Pomegranates released their 2008 debut album, it was the culmination of a number of significant advances in a relatively short time. Within months of forming, the quartet had notched accomplishments that evade some bands for years. Their new album, 'Everybody, Come Outside!,' bristles with an engaging Indie Rock energy that simultaneously references and transcends their avowed influences: Talking Heads and Brian Eno.