artist spotlight : Pomplamoose

Dirwood [who DJed at our June Issue Release Party] shares his latest musical discovery in this artist spotlight.

It’s a fact that I spend way too much time on the internet.  Most of this time is pointless wandering, but as the saying goes, even a blind nut finds a squirrel every now and then (or something like that).  So my latest find is this duo called Pomplamoose who have been recording together since the middle of the summer of 2008.

The duo consists of Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn who consider Pomplamoose an indie rock band, but their songs also incorporate jazz, funk, soul, and many other styles. When playing by himself Jack’s music has an experimental flavor to it while Nataly’s solo stuff is much more conservative, but when these two combine forces they balance each other out to a perfect blend of both worlds.

The coolest thing is that not only do they give you quality music, but if you keep up to date with their YouTube page each song comes with it’s own video.  These “VideoSongs”, which the group has coined as a new medium, are edited in a way that is slightly reminiscent of what Lasse Gjertsen did a few years back with his “Hyperactive” and “Amateur” videos.

My favorite song by them is still the one that started it all, “Pas Encore”.  With its groovy bassline and super smooth French vocals it is a great way to start the day.  Also, check out “Beat the Horse” and “Hail Mary”.  Their music is available on itunes and also on their myspace page and you can find their video page on YouTube.

– Darren M. Orlowski

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