So who ARE that insufferable indie couple in the new Hyundai TV ads?

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Are they a real band or just actors? They remind me of the "hipsters" that McDonald's would like us to believe patronize their blubber factories.

Oh, apologies if the couple in question post on this board!

henry s, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:05 (nine years ago) link

oh god those fucking ads. every time it's on i just keep telling myself "it's a week after christmas, they have to be stopping soon"

hann am0n tana (some dude), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:07 (nine years ago) link

these are fucking awful

=(^ • ‿‿ • ^)= (corey), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:08 (nine years ago) link

Pomplamoose?!

henry s, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:12 (nine years ago) link

enjoying the comments on their youtube page

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I hate these commercials so much I may never buy another hyundai.

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:14 (nine years ago) link

After a couple of 18-game seasons, we won't complain too much when they're announced as the Super Bowl halftime act.

Kip Squashbeef (pixel farmer), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:15 (nine years ago) link

oh god those fucking ads. every time it's on i just keep telling myself "it's a week after christmas, they have to be stopping soon"

― hann am0n tana (some dude)

I'm starting to think that advertisers and networks have broken down and decided to make it Christmas year 'round. Hallmark Channel and ABC Family are still broadcasting Christmas movies as well.

Rotating & Blunders (MintIce), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:16 (nine years ago) link

no way are their commercials as annoying as this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xycnv87N_BU&NR=1

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:17 (nine years ago) link

serious question: at what point do ppl realize 'preciousness' is a really bland affect

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:18 (nine years ago) link

I'm starting to think that advertisers and networks have broken down and decided to make it Christmas year 'round. Hallmark Channel and ABC Family are still broadcasting Christmas movies as well.

I say ILX pulls it resources together and releases a charity single called "Don't They Know It's Not Christmas Any More"

"Well tonight thank God it's that hipster, and not youuu"

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:24 (nine years ago) link

x-post

Poor Earth, Wind And Fire. What has been done to their song...

curmudgeon, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:25 (nine years ago) link

MOTHERFUCK

my little pony prophecy (will), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:30 (nine years ago) link

weve covered this in depth on ilnfl btw

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:30 (nine years ago) link

twee aesthetic has been barely held back from the mainstream for a long time. xmas 2k10 was the dam breaking. there's no turning back now.

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:34 (nine years ago) link

link xp

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:34 (nine years ago) link

thread needs whiney

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:38 (nine years ago) link

what i don't get is how this kind of fuzzy defanged hipster caricature has become representative of 'creative ppl' in general — like wasn't the point that everyone hated hipsters because they made weird offputting music instead of, y'know, covering traditional xmas songs??

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:38 (nine years ago) link

I suddenly feel like wearing flannel, scarves and knit hats. If I drove a Hyundai, this would mean something.

Rotating & Blunders (MintIce), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:38 (nine years ago) link

we've invected against this at ilh too

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:39 (nine years ago) link

the girl is kinda cute but 'preciousness' is a really bland affect otm. okay yeah u got pretty eyes, but that don't mean you gotta stare into the camera like a deer caught in the high-powered halogen headlights of a brand-new hyundai sonata

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:40 (nine years ago) link

thread needs whiney

― buzza, Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:38 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

last thing thread needs

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:40 (nine years ago) link

was hoping for a poll of which one is more annoying b/c I honestly can't decide

i have been otm (bnw), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:40 (nine years ago) link

what i don't get is how this kind of fuzzy defanged hipster caricature has become representative of 'creative ppl' in general — like wasn't the point that everyone hated hipsters because they made weird offputting music instead of, y'know, covering traditional xmas songs??

― Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:38 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

what is it that even explicitly signals them as "hipsters" or "indie" though? they're just a couple of youngish folks and one of them has a BEARD omg

hann am0n tana (some dude), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:41 (nine years ago) link

fey instrumentation, muted singing, chintzy sets

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:42 (nine years ago) link

like i definitely hate the "i heard Cat Power and i think i'm just gonna kinda ride that out instead of ever trying to really sing" type singing and it is kind of indie but it's funny how people watch a couple wearing christmas sweaters and singing jingle bells and go "ugh HIPSTERS"

hann am0n tana (some dude), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:42 (nine years ago) link

post-AnCo attitude of wide-eyed [literally!] naivete

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:42 (nine years ago) link

the guy pops out of the trunk and blows snow everywhere --> everyone knows you're not supposed to shut yourself inside a trunk! silly hipsters!!

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:44 (nine years ago) link

The female half of the moose is more annoying why because because she never moves her head she just moves her eyeballs.

Kip Squashbeef (pixel farmer), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:45 (nine years ago) link

what i don't get is how this kind of fuzzy defanged hipster caricature has become representative of 'creative ppl' in general — like wasn't the point that everyone hated hipsters because they made weird offputting music instead of, y'know, covering traditional xmas songs??

Behind every guy in a noiseband is just a dude who wants to cover "Christmas Time is Here" using a xylophone and ukulele, buy adobe slabs etc

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:45 (nine years ago) link

santa hats that u can tell they're wearing 'ironically' — like some poor lil bro from wardrobe brought them out and they went "oh yeah, this'll be just perfect"

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:46 (nine years ago) link

I tried to lsiten to "September" but once they got to the chorus i had to shut it off so i could quickly compose a will before DYING

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:47 (nine years ago) link

What's that thread from two or three years ago about how before a currently trendy genre dies it needs to have a band become popular who is almost a satire of it? e.g. before garage rock revivalism died we needed Jet.

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:52 (nine years ago) link

hi guys

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:52 (nine years ago) link

hi! i can't possibly imagine what your opinion on this will be!

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:54 (nine years ago) link

http://i55.tinypic.com/2iawqvq.gif

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:57 (nine years ago) link

xpost

i think they're horrible people!

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:57 (nine years ago) link

twee aesthetic has been barely held back from the mainstream for a long time. xmas 2k10 was the dam breaking. there's no turning back now.

― Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy)

I thought that Owl City invading the tweens' bedrooms a year earlier had been that.

Why doesn't anybody really sing anymore instead of just kind of croaking a melody? heyyoukidsgetoffmylawn.jpg

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:58 (nine years ago) link

^ ilx buried my heyyoukidsgetoffmylawn.jpg punchline there.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:59 (nine years ago) link

i like this band. here is a song of theirs i enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uolz7V12evc

tbf i haven't listened to/seen the hyundai commercial because christmas songs generally fill me with rage.

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:00 (nine years ago) link

maybe they actually hate hipsters, like i've heard that people who dress like intolerable obnoxious hipsters and have hipster affectations are often the sorts who spend 24/7 railing against hipsters.

omar little, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:00 (nine years ago) link

they wont admit that in a commercial tho cuz it wont help sell hyundais

or would it?

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:01 (nine years ago) link

i mean, whatever it's not shocking that since "indie rock" is big-business/cultural movement now that the think most marketable to middle america is the safe/tame/cuteypoo parts and not Pissed Jeans.

i mean if Garden State/Juno/Arcade Fire was "modern indie's" "nirvana moment" on whatever microcosmic level which means SNL and car commercials 6 years later, we're already at the nickelback/creed stage of thangs.

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:02 (nine years ago) link

like i definitely hate the "i heard Cat Power and i think i'm just gonna kinda ride that out instead of ever trying to really sing" type singing and it is kind of indie but it's funny how people watch a couple wearing christmas sweaters and singing jingle bells and go "ugh HIPSTERS"

― hann am0n tana (some dude), Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:42 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i dunno this seems p twee to me

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:02 (nine years ago) link

i mean these people are hipsters like nickelback are grunge-rockers, which is basically just proof of what little/if any weight that term/movement is going to carry in 2011 and 2012

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:03 (nine years ago) link

more accurately:

these people are "hipsters" like stone temple pilots was "alternative"

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:03 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hFT853OYfg
Toy pianos and xylophones add to tweeness.

Rotating & Blunders (MintIce), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:04 (nine years ago) link

what little/if any weight that term/movement is going to carry in 2011 and 2012

this is what we have carles for

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:07 (nine years ago) link

i'm sure the oppressive irony/sarcasm of the 70s/80s babies

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/3/33/20070205184917!Homerpalooza.png

grown into Gawker-readind snarko A-dults caused this backlash of SUPER SINCERE peter pan adobe slab nostLOLgiawave like Neon Cassette Teen Beach bands AND ALSO this cuet twee ellen page burgerphone music from kids young enough to see Max Keeble make his Big Moves.

so honestly we have no one to blame but oursleves

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:10 (nine years ago) link

So is this girl's Cat Power-style singing the female version of Wayne Coyne/Jonathan Donahue/Daniel Johnston guy-with-cracked-voice singing?

And this whole debate is sort of funny because it's another case of ILX-types thinking a trend was dead or dying years ago (in this case the twee aesthetic et al) and now seeing that it's far from it.

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:11 (nine years ago) link

Her expression in the screenshot above is enough to make me want to punch things, I'm not putting myself through actually watching it. These people are an easy target for rage but my god do they deserve it.

Also this is brilliant:

Dude's voice sounds like a wee fart delicately escaping from Jack Johnson as he squats to pick a pair of Birkenstocks.

― fave dranko (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 18 June 2015 05:51 (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

why is he shaking an apple?

soref, Sunday, 28 June 2015 20:25 (five years ago) link

how can they live with themeselves. i would be so embarassed.

alpine static, Sunday, 28 June 2015 20:44 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

You never hear about Pomplamoose anymore...

a full playlist of presidential apocalypse jams (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 9 December 2016 22:22 (three years ago) link

They got married, assume they're spending their time trying to make an awful, awful child.

rudy githyanki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 10 December 2016 09:12 (three years ago) link

I think there's a 99% chance that the 'moose has seen this thread. Wonder what they make of it.

splendor in the ASS (rip van wanko), Saturday, 10 December 2016 11:23 (three years ago) link

their baby is named ILM

mh 😏, Saturday, 10 December 2016 15:03 (three years ago) link

Pomplacalf

jmm, Saturday, 10 December 2016 15:04 (three years ago) link

"I guess I kinda don't like how there's such a pedestal for music culture and especially for band culture, it just feels fake; it feels like smoke and mirrors. I feel like music doesn't have to be like that. It can be something that's very normal and very accessible."

fwiw they're talking about the way their videos play out: like the kutiman "thru you" thing, all the images on the screen correspond to sounds being produced in the song. so like if there's four-part harmony they shove in four shots of the girl singing all the different parts, etc.

― illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Sunday, 2 January 2011 22:36 (five years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i guess they imagine a world where no one understands multi-track recording

― call all destroyer, Sunday, 2 January 2011 22:37 (five years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i mean you gotta sing it four times, right. like that actually happens in reality, for your four-part harmony you gotta sing four times.

― illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Sunday, 2 January 2011 22:39 (five years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


This is kind of an interesting exchange in that Rush videos did the same thing 30 years earlier.

Spiritual Hat Minimalism (Sund4r), Saturday, 10 December 2016 15:18 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

I was today years old when I learned the guy in Pomplamoose is the co-founder/CEO of Patreon

— Jeremy Gordon (@jeremypgordon) January 15, 2019

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:18 (one year ago) link

twee aesthetic has been barely held back from the mainstream for a long time. xmas 2k10 was the dam breaking. there's no turning back now.

― Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Sunday, January 2, 2011 6:34 PM (eight years ago)

chillingly prophetic

sleeve, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:21 (one year ago) link

the 'moose has juice

GarugBand (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:28 (one year ago) link

man this has made me long strongly for the days when pomplamousse was the most offensive thing we had to talk about
:(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:30 (one year ago) link

https://www.patreon.com/pomplamoose

Amazing that with all the money they're raking in from Patreon itself they're still milking fans for $10k a month.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:30 (one year ago) link

kudos to those twee ass bitches

lag∞n, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:32 (one year ago) link

is this the band that made a music video to explain why they got divorced

frogbs, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 04:54 (one year ago) link

Given such a gift for the separation of fools from their monies, it's no wonder they've attracted some many Alt-Righters to the service.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 05:01 (one year ago) link

Just realized I have been conflating them with Karmin

jaymc, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 05:03 (one year ago) link

karmin are like 35% more drama kid which is to say theyre 100% drama kid

lag∞n, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 05:04 (one year ago) link

lmao aren't all the "alt-right"/"intellectual dark web" folks like Jordan Peterson boycotting patreon because they banned Milo

frogbs, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:01 (one year ago) link

it was intellectual titan sargon of akkad's banning that caused the uproar iirc, they've long since abandoned milo

Effectively Big Jim with a beard. (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:06 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

No idea where else to put this, he's obviously supernaturally blessed with the gift of making music but the weapons-grade smugness in the way they all telegraph the music is at once heroic and confusing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBirt1YhuM

MaresNest, Monday, 29 July 2019 20:14 (eleven months ago) link

wow i hate that, good job
that fucking faux-bobby mcferrin-mouth-rhythm intro to the third song

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:52 (eleven months ago) link

Jacob Collier is an English singer, arranger, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in London, England. In 2012, his homemade split-screen video covers of popular songs, such as Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing", began to go viral on YouTube.

yes, of course

On January 1 2018, Collier began working on Djesse, an ambitious four-volume, 40-song album. It's been described as a "journey through every musical genre under the sun",[citation needed] featuring more than two dozen artists and ensembles.

great

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:53 (eleven months ago) link

yeah, jacob is a musical genius, clearly blessed with a supernatural understanding of harmony, but whose original music i can't stand for more than half a second. he'd prob be a pretty good producer.

lion king 2: the gift and the curse (voodoo chili), Monday, 29 July 2019 21:00 (eleven months ago) link

Meanwhile, Karmin is busy flipping houses in Studio City
https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2019-07-19/pop-duo-karmin-find-fan-of-studio-city-midcentury

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 29 July 2019 21:16 (eleven months ago) link

“their hits include”

citation needed

maura, Monday, 29 July 2019 21:17 (eleven months ago) link

I had literally forgotten about the very existence of Karmin.

confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Monday, 29 July 2019 21:42 (eleven months ago) link

That house is beautiful, though.

confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Monday, 29 July 2019 21:44 (eleven months ago) link

Can't believe the writer completely snubs the Qveen Herby era.

triggercut, Monday, 29 July 2019 21:48 (eleven months ago) link

five months pass...

YouTube keeps telling me I might like this trending new video that is apparently nataly dawn covering “truth hurts” on solo banjo and I assure the algorithm that no, I might not

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 24 January 2020 15:58 (five months ago) link

*would like to assure wtf

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 24 January 2020 15:59 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

"Patreon has started a program called Patreon Capital, which grants micro-loans to creators. It’s essentially a cash advance: you get money now in exchange for some of your future earnings plus a small premium. It’s different from Patreon’s usual business — which is enabling direct subscriptions to people whose work you like, then taking a cut off the top — but it will diversify the company’s revenue, which should make Patreon a more sustainable business."

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:04 (four months ago) link

slowly reinventing the traditional music label model, but with fewer obligations?

mh, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:50 (four months ago) link

I just watched the first half of "We've Got To Break Up" again and I am transported back into a 2012 lol vortex

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:02 (four months ago) link

Trying to imagine eight more nausea inducing words than "Nataly Dawn covering “Truth Hurts” on solo banjo" other than "Donald Trump reelected President of the United States."

A perfect transcript of a routine post (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:09 (four months ago) link

Oddly, this just came up in a Facebook ad for me today and I was like, “Hmm yeah this is kinda cool, that bassist and drummer are tight... something a little corny about it though...that keyboard part sounds a little too anxious... why is that guy making such dumb faces...oh”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzJvO-DwNtw

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 05:33 (four months ago) link

Scary Pockets
is creating funk!

https://www.patreon.com/scarypockets

for $60 a year you get to join their message board

for $120 a year you get to remix them

for $420 a year you get two tickets to a gig, and a trading card of a band member every month

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:09 (four months ago) link

how much to murder them

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:10 (four months ago) link

You forgot to mention that the $420 Ultimate SP Experience also gets your name in the credits of their weekly videos, PLUS the chance to remix them, PLUS message board membership! Murdering them costs 20-to-life but is probably a bargain.

the british empire's coming back, back back! (j/k) (Matt #2), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:13 (four months ago) link

hmm

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:14 (four months ago) link

maybe for $120 you could dismember them then reassemble them as you chose, swapping heads or feet for example, and claim you misinterpreted "remix", would probably stand up in court

i will FP you and your entire family (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:31 (four months ago) link

in retrospect we should have guessed that this whole thing would result in a pivot to payday loans

maura, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 02:56 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Wonder how they’re doing Sheltering in Ukelele.

... (Eazy), Saturday, 11 April 2020 21:43 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Pomplamoose are back and they’ve got a whole new message for 2020 pic.twitter.com/JbLnbAWuiI

— CSTB (@cstbtweet) June 29, 2020

peace, man, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:08 (one week ago) link

lolol

below the mendoza (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:55 (one week ago) link

loooool

shout-out to his family (DJP), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:34 (one week ago) link

Lmao

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 18:12 (one week ago) link

kudos

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 18:15 (one week ago) link


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