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

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I want to like what they're doing, though. I think it's interesting to see video accompanying every track. Reminds me of this Anthony Rochester video:

Which is also indiepop for the public radio audience. Somehow it's a lot more charming, though.

I think part of the charm of twee is that it's usually a modest and humble sound. Pamplamoose, however, are seething with false modesty but are actually really privileged, arrogant and narcissistic.

3×5, Sunday, 17 June 2012 05:07 (six years ago) Permalink

ILM has entered the "I don't like you but I need you" stage of its relationship with pomplamoose

― Cunga, Friday, June 15, 2012 6:42 PM (Yesterday)

looool otm

Trying desperately to keep my brain from Garagebanding in PM version of "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"

If There's a POLL Below, We're All Going to Vote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 17 June 2012 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I like that song, though!

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 18 June 2012 02:22 (six years ago) Permalink

EDM-age Pomplamoose hasn't really lived up to my expectations. It seems like a whole new brand of irritation, which is less fun than it would be if they properly supplemented the irritation they already had going on.

Also it's kind of perversely enjoyable at points.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:51 (six years ago) Permalink

new song and intro text are all very "oh, wrinklepaws" imo

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

buzza, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 07:21 (six years ago) Permalink

(talk only)

pvmic bellvm (goole), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:54 (six years ago) Permalink

pomplemousee giving a TED talk is like a poorly-formed punchline about 2012

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 28 June 2012 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

What a smacky mouth.

errant flynn, Friday, 29 June 2012 20:37 (six years ago) Permalink

buzza, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 01:00 (six years ago) Permalink

buzza, Saturday, 7 July 2012 17:27 (six years ago) Permalink

the disclaimer at the start

Authorities don't know who shot the 50 Cent the goose. (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 8 July 2012 02:53 (six years ago) Permalink


Chuck? Chuck? It's me, your cousin, Marvin D (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 8 July 2012 03:14 (six years ago) Permalink

This is the end, my only friend

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Feel like "do not push" is warning me against something

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:25 (six years ago) Permalink

It's kind of cool how they switched out the music for each (singing Carly Rae over the Gotye verse and Gotye over the Carly Rae chorus). As a Tuesday diversion, pleasant enough.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:57 (six years ago) Permalink

haha the description of the video cuts off before the artist name so i listened for a couple minutes before realizing i'd been Pomplarolled

some dude, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:51 (six years ago) Permalink

they're so married

contenderizer, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

i totally thought it was gonna be a penis in that box though

contenderizer, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

obv i quickly forgot what thread i'd clicked to it from also (xpost)

some dude, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:56 (six years ago) Permalink

nataly totally did it w/ ryan lerman, you can tell

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

buzza, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:51 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...


protected by viper. stand back. (D-40), Saturday, 11 August 2012 21:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Can we help you?

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 11 August 2012 21:36 (six years ago) Permalink

that was a 2-week late response to the batman video

protected by viper. stand back. (D-40), Sunday, 12 August 2012 19:46 (six years ago) Permalink

oh. ok

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 12 August 2012 22:25 (six years ago) Permalink


starfish succulents (unregistered), Sunday, 12 August 2012 23:01 (six years ago) Permalink

(that was a 90-week-late response to the Hyundai commercial)

starfish succulents (unregistered), Sunday, 12 August 2012 23:02 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

2-week-late lol @ unregistered

○ (gr8080), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 01:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz recalls the first time he heard about Pomplamoose: “Brad Mehldau told me over lunch one day about these two extremely cool musicians in the Bay Area that had found a new and original way to get their music out. I looked them up online and the first video I watched was ‘My Favorite Things.’ It was clear they were onto something special.” He continues, “I tried to get in touch with them, to no avail, but my colleague Lenny Waronker, the great producer and executive from Warners, brought us together about a year ago. The minute I heard Nataly’s demos I knew she had an original voice and was someone we would love to have as part of the Nonesuch family.”

Dawn said of her decision to work with Nonesuch: “I can’t tell you how encouraging it is to be working with such passionate and intelligent people. People who care about music, and who are pleasantly old fashioned in the way they deal with artists.”

buzza, Saturday, 1 September 2012 17:33 (six years ago) Permalink

I saw this video interview with Mike Doughty where he was asking the guy to name any artists post-2002 or so that had real success in the internet age w/o label backing and the guy says "POMPLAMOOSE!" and Doughty rolls his eyes

frogbs, Saturday, 1 September 2012 17:57 (six years ago) Permalink

if markers existed (buzza), Sunday, 9 September 2012 18:58 (six years ago) Permalink

It's like Tom Waits if he was a woman and the worst person on earth.

A Pick Up Artist's Guide to Negative Approach (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 10 September 2012 03:44 (six years ago) Permalink

so who are that insufferable twee duo in the new geico ads

i want them dead

NASCAR, surfing, raising chickens, owning land (zachlyon), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

get punched in the dick

NASCAR, surfing, raising chickens, owning land (zachlyon), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 04:18 (six years ago) Permalink

It's no Secret Lemonade Drinker

Supper's Burnt (PaulTMA), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:18 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

That level of financial disregard can only stem from an unflinching belief in what you’re creating.

well, glad we cleared that up, then

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 6 October 2012 01:32 (six years ago) Permalink

I feel like the person who made those geico commercials doesn't get that the punchline comes at the end of the joke

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Saturday, 6 October 2012 01:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Let me tell you how much it cost: $150,000.


I am a witch man, I am a Manwich (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 6 October 2012 01:47 (six years ago) Permalink

poor girl, with expenses like that she might have to move out of sonoma (or wherever).

sriracha bishop (get bent), Saturday, 6 October 2012 01:52 (six years ago) Permalink

a $150K recording budget wouldn't be crazily large for a big label artist, even a minor one.

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Saturday, 6 October 2012 02:06 (six years ago) Permalink

at least it wouldn't have been back in the day, i don't know what it's like now.

150K does sound a bit high for an indie release, and it doesn't help that I fucking hate pomplamousse, but if it were an artist I like, maybe that artist is trying to achieve something that costs more money to achieve, and maybe that's worth it. Christ, how much did Steely Dan records cost to make, and were they not worth every penny? I cringe at the idea of them having to crowdfund -- "What the fuck, do these assholes really need like 50 different top studio guys on one record?" YES, they do need it, and they are assholes for it.

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Saturday, 6 October 2012 02:14 (six years ago) Permalink

i quite enjoy that almost two years on the rolling pomplamoose thread still doesn't have 'pomplamoose' in the title. i personally find it by searching for 'insufferable'.

Perfect Chicken Forever (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 6 October 2012 03:07 (six years ago) Permalink

also i guess someone should tell owen p and other working musicians on that other thread that they have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to funding a career in music. :/

Perfect Chicken Forever (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 6 October 2012 03:14 (six years ago) Permalink

You have no idea how much it costs to make an album, let alone put together a show of the magnitude Amanda is attempting.

Shhhh, no one tell her that Pink Floyd was a thing once.

5-Hour Enmity (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 6 October 2012 03:24 (six years ago) Permalink

I like how she neglects to mention that she herself been signed by Nonesuch, who are affiliated with a Major label, and were perhaps more than happy to take this solo album (and financial burden in excelis) off her hot little hands.

50 Shades of Greil (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 6 October 2012 06:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh, I see now she did allude to that, but I gave up before hitting that point.

50 Shades of Greil (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 6 October 2012 06:53 (six years ago) Permalink

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