FROM: Tampa, FL
After coming out of an almost 18 year hibernation, Tampa, FL's Pohgoh had a great 2016 releasing the single "Try Harder" and playing some high profile shows with Her Mercedes and FL's annual The Fest. January 2017 saw them release another original song, the title track to Jobsite Theater's production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. Read about the collaboration with Tampa's theater scene here.
The band is currently hard at work writing for a full length album.
"Try Harder", "As You Like It" and the bands previous complete discography All Along can be streamed, downloaded or purhcased at their bandcamp.
On Christmas Night 2015, Pohgoh played a reunion show celebrating the 20th anniversary of New Granada Records. It was the first time the band performed with both singers Kobi and Susie. It was marked the occasion of the first Pohgoh release, a 3-song 10" (limited to 20 copies on hand-cut vinyl), in 16+ years.
Pohgoh; Christmas Night 2015
(1994 – 1998)
Pulling influences from the rock of Superchunk and Versus, the pop of Velocity Girl and the vocal beauty of Ida, Pohgoh remains, to this day, the quintessential female-fronted indie-rock band from “Emo’s” hey-day.
February 1994, Kobi, Matt and Brad form Pohgoh, with Keith joining on drums later in the Spring. They’re young, they’re having fun, they do two tours of the Eastern U.S. and release 3 records (all singles). Each set contains great hooks, lots of dancing and plenty of show ending noise. In November 1995, Kobi decides to leave for personal reasons.
(Pohgoh w/ Kobi; 1994)
January 1996, the boys recruit Susie, from Tampa’s Stitch. They’re still young, they’re still having fun, and they do one six week tour of the Eastern U.S., release 2 singles (one w/ our friends, Braid!), a full length and a song on Volume 1 of the “Emo Diaries” series. Each set contains lots of guitar, more great hooks, and still plenty of show ending noise.
Pohgoh bids farewell in a tear-filled final show on 2/21/98.
“All Along” is a 19 song discography containing every song ever released by the band during their 4 year career (1994-1998). Completely Re-Mastered, this disc includes "Friend X" from Volume 1 of the popular “Emo Diaries” series, the entire “In Memory of Bab” full length, "Goodnight, Sweetheart" from their split 7” with Braid, early rare releases featuring original vocalist Kobi and more!
RELEASES AND PURCHASE LINKS:
"As You Like It"
Digital Single 2017
1994 - s/t 7" (Outback Records)*
1995 - 3-way split 7" w/ Discount, Combination Grey (Outback)*
1995 - "Guiche & Geek" 7" (Outback Records)*
1996 - s/t 7" (Heartfelt Records; Germany)*
1996 - split w/ Braid (New Granada Records)*
1997 - "Friend X" (What's Mine Is Yours: The Emo Diaries, 1)*
1997 - In Memory of Bab CD (Outback Records)*
2004 - All Along CD (Complete discography)
2015 - s/t 10" EP (New Granada Records)**
2016 - "Try Harder" Digital Single (New Granada Records)
2017 - "As You Like It" Digital Single (New Granada Records)
*songs included on All Along discography CD
**First studio release from Pohgoh since 1998. These songs, written and arranged in 1994, were recorded during a session between 2010-2014 after a 2009 reunion celebrating a then 15-year anniversary for New Granada Records. Part of a 3-song EP to be released 12/25/2014; limited to 20 hand-cut 10"s on clear vinyl. The EP features original vocalist Kobi Finley, but the recordings are unique in that they are the first Pohgoh recordings to feature all 5 members, including second vocalist Susie Richardson Ulrey on backing vocals/harmonies.