Awful dating experiences aside, the Internet is an amazing tool to bring people together. Why, just the other day the Pomonas
sent me a MySpace friend request, inviting me to check out their tunes. Clicking over to the Lawrence, Kansas, band's page reveals a group indebted to the coiled guitar noodling of Television and Guided by Voices' grungy indie-rock with a dash of airy power-pop (perhaps a less-quirky Shins?) thrown in for good measure. These road warriors cancelled their fall 2005 tour to record the upcoming CD, When You're Electric
, but they'll likely be in fine form at Cicero's opening for the Helium Tapes.