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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

these are fucking awful

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

Pomplamoose?!

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

x-post

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

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

MOTHERFUCK

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

weve covered this in depth on ilnfl btw

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

link xp

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

thread needs whiney

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

we've invected against this at ilh too

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

fey instrumentation, muted singing, chintzy sets

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

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

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

hi guys

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

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

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

xpost

i think they're horrible people!

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

how much to murder them

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:10 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

hmm

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:14 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Wonder how they’re doing Sheltering in Ukelele.

... (Eazy), Saturday, 11 April 2020 21:43 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

lolol

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

loooool

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

Lmao

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

kudos

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

three months pass...

does anyone know the name of the woman or band i was talking about in this post? the video is gone for me (itt) now:

holy shit, that woman in the Maps video can sing. and that is all that I will say about her here in this public forum ... yup ... that's all.

― alpine static, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:09 AM (2 weeks ago)

some dude also said this about her:

she has a cover of one of my favorite later Prince songs on the R&B charts right now, pretty legit imo

― Murghan Troidor (some dude), Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:12 PM (five years ago)

alpine static, Sunday, 4 October 2020 08:12 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UanZPy7fAu4

weirdly, last year the woman from pomplamoose sang on a cover of "careless whisper" that trent reznor & atticus ross did for the watchmen soundtrack

ufo, Sunday, 4 October 2020 10:56 (two years ago) link

xpost thank you, unregistered!

alpine static, Sunday, 4 October 2020 23:26 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

i just watched this entire video

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

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 April 2021 09:19 (one year ago) link

patreon guy says that in 5 years the 'the starving artist' will be a thing of the past because 'creators' will be 'in charge' - as a result of better admin tools and easy monetization on various platforms. it will be just as viable and respectable to be a 'creator' as a teacher, doctor or lawyer

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 April 2021 09:22 (one year ago) link

lame youtube covers guy getting a commercial then turning into a startup guy is some perfect it couldnt get any worse than this type shit

lag∞n, Thursday, 8 April 2021 13:04 (one year ago) link

i think he might be jimmy fallon wearing indie drag

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 April 2021 13:07 (one year ago) link

seeing this thread bumped is like running into someone at the grocery store that you had a long and embarrassing heart-to-heart talk with while stoned out of your mind back in college. maybe it'll be interesting but it is definitely gonna be depressing

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 9 April 2021 00:16 (one year ago) link

"the woman from pomplamoose sang a cover of "careless whisper" on trent renor's soundtrack for The Watchmen TV program" is a sentence that would have broken my brain ten years ago; we're all so numb

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 9 April 2021 00:18 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

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

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 24 March 2022 05:44 (eight months ago) link

This cover is no high and all dry

doug watson, Thursday, 24 March 2022 09:44 (eight months ago) link

Morgan James
Morgan James is married to the very good guitarist Doug Wamble so if you want to try to cheer yourself up a bit think about them instead of the titular pair of this thread.

Mardi Gras Mambo Sun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 March 2022 11:05 (eight months ago) link

otm

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 24 March 2022 11:17 (eight months ago) link

massive lols at
Trying to imagine eight more nausea inducing words than "Nataly Dawn covering “Truth Hurts” on solo banjo"

visiting, Thursday, 24 March 2022 23:21 (eight months ago) link

Scary Pockets should just be called K. Cuz they take the "fun" out of "funk"

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 24 March 2022 23:25 (eight months ago) link

what level of mood stabilizers is that lady on

mh, Thursday, 24 March 2022 23:40 (eight months ago) link

All that Patreon money pays for some incredible research chemicals.

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 25 March 2022 00:29 (eight months ago) link

I never picked up the connection until later but I dig the stuff with Larry Goldings with both John Scofield and Robben Ford.

earlnash, Friday, 25 March 2022 00:49 (eight months ago) link

they have some moments. They are tight. Sometimes a little too tight. I dislike the clickbaity videos they make that are like what if cover of x but FUNKY, and then the arrangement is usually a little bit hack and not quite funky enough, even though the musicians play well.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 25 March 2022 01:31 (eight months ago) link

We had a discussion of some of that stuff over here as well, as you may recall: KNOWER: funky, quirky electro duo with jazz chops Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi

Mardi Gras Mambo Sun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 March 2022 01:45 (eight months ago) link

The discography of American musical duo Pomplamoose consists of six studio albums, six compilation albums, one soundtrack, one live album, three extended plays, 29 music videos, and over 190 singles.

visiting, Friday, 25 March 2022 03:14 (eight months ago) link

La Pamplemousse >>> Pomplemousse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmu4ZR1QX24

Josefa, Friday, 25 March 2022 04:15 (eight months ago) link

re: that High and Dry video, i swear they designed that little logo in the lower right corner to make their name seem different and/or cooler and/or French

alpine static, Friday, 25 March 2022 06:11 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

GARDENVIEW
A new album by Nataly Dawn (of Pomplamoose)

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 24 June 2022 00:34 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

i am sad to say they are now extracting the blood from popular music to fertilise their garden of creative entrepreneurship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfBwiKITX8Y

Tracer Hand, Friday, 21 October 2022 10:24 (one month ago) link

Disappointed they weren't doing a tweekulele cover of 'Permafrost' tbh.

Piedie Gimbel, Friday, 21 October 2022 10:29 (one month ago) link

lol, this^

imago, Friday, 21 October 2022 10:30 (one month ago) link

Shot by both siides

one month passes...

why have you done this to us

akm, Monday, 21 November 2022 15:09 (one week ago) link

Very depressing to be unimaginably wealthy and still pumping out this dreck.

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 21 November 2022 20:11 (one week ago) link

corny money, corny problems

Too much botheration for me to be involved in.

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 18:20 (one week ago) link

Then Pomplamoose's upcoming Chuck Berry tribute, Too Pooped To Pomp, is for you!

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 19:55 (one week ago) link

Hahaha!

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 19:59 (one week ago) link

magdalena bay

dyl, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 22:29 (one week ago) link


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