Since forming in 2006, the Pomegranates have been consistently releasing music and building a loyal fan base. We first saw the Two Eyes EP released a short four months after the Cincinnati indie outfit started practicing and their debut full-length Everything is Alive followed a year later. The quartet made their rounds across the country before they decided to hunker down and record their followup LP, Everybody, Come Outside, which released this past April.
Needless to say, its hard to figure out where frontman Joey Cook got the time to think about a side project, let alone bring one to fruition. In between writing Pomegranates songs and touring, Cook teamed up with longtime friend Sophia Cunningham to form Firs. So far, the duo has released a self-titled EP and its followup I Will Come Back As A Volcano and come August 18th, the Firs will release their debut full length Man In Space on Lujo Records.
Cook and Cunningham present the nine track effort to us in a narrative format. Man In Space is the telling of a conversation they had with a man they met as they were floating through the desert of the great unknown.
Curious? You should be.
We only need to wait a few more weeks to get our hands on this rather impressive debut LP. In the meantime, the first two tracks off Man In Space are available for listen/download below:
Pomegranates 2009 Tour Dates:
07/30 Indianapolis, IN @ Vollrath Tavern
07/31 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
08/01 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean