Pomeroy - "Inside the Shine"
Wow. This is something quite different, and to be quite honest,
something I never really expected to see coming out of Manhattan. A
melding of rock, funk and hip-hop in equal measures, Inside the Shine delivers one hell
of a dance party in a nice little 54-minute package.
Yes, this disc is a definite must if you’re planning on throwing a
party. The songs have a nice variation of tempos and sounds to them
that provide for a listening experience that’s certainly not boring,
yet doesn’t jar you with random crazy changes of tempo.
The disc’s first track, "Let Me Turn the Mic On," is just bursting with
energy and makes you want get the hell off your ass and jump with the
band. The album smoothly goes from that to the far more laid-back
grooves of “My Paradise,” which nicely keeps up the energy with it’s
occasional burst from the bass.
“Bodies in Tune”... how best to describe this song without being
filthy? Um, let us just say that this is definitely a song for
freakin'. It's a great sex song. In fact, this disc features a nice
array of tunes by which one can get their groove on with that special
someone... or that hotty you met at the show. “Summernight” qualifies
in that category, especially.
This is not to say that Inside the
Shine is all about sexin' it up. There are also some wonderfully
hip-hoppin' songs, such as the aforementioned first track, and the
absolute blow-up off the disc, “Roboflow.”
“Roboflow” takes a fairly simple guitar riff, kicks it up with a cool
distortion effect, hard-hitting drums, and rapid-fire vocals
(showcasing the great vocal interplay between Matt and David) and
proceeds to take the listener by the ears and shake their ass for five
minutes... but in that good way.
This is a damn fine piece of music, and Pomeroy’s live show takes the
disc and cranks it up to 11. This is a band that is well worth checking
out on CD, then hitting their show to be truly blown away.