(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.
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!
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)
From "What's Mine Is Yours, The Emo Diaries" Comp CD (Deep Elm Records; 1997); Susie/vocal
"In Memory of Bab" full length CD (Outback Records; 1998); Susie/vocal
From Braid/Pohgoh split 7" (New Granada 004; 1996); Susie/vocal
supported by 7 fans who also own “All Along (Complete Discography 1994-1997)”
This long-awaited sequel to LP1 shows some departure from the stripped-back sound of the original album. This departure is no bad thing; greater dynamic complexity, bolder production, differing vocal tones and even more candid emotions make this record a true gem. It seems that the long gap, and the benefits of age and hindsight which came with it, since LP1 have matured American Football from a good band into a great one. deluded_marxist
supported by 6 fans who also own “All Along (Complete Discography 1994-1997)”
Still awesome after all these years. You can feel the difference between Indie and Emo in the dynamics. Just listen to the end of "I'll take you everywhere"... And you will understand... Andreas Odendahl