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Pomplamoose, for fuck's sake.

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Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby DrAwkward on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:43 pm

You've seen them--that awful twee hipster Hyundai Christmas ad with the chick singing multiple vocal tracks and the dude mincing around like an asshole while they try to sell cars to indie-rockers.

Apparently they are a real band, and all they do is make cutesy videos that are generally cover songs.

They are making me so angry today, now that i know they are a real thing and not just some actors in a shitty Christmas commercial, that they are approaching Weezer/Vampire Weekend levels of knee-jerk hatred in my psyche. I want to airlift every last member of Al-Qaeda and drop them on this "band's" rehearsal studio.

Also, their band name is "Pomplamoose." While completely appropriate for their limp-dicked, cloyingly cutesy nonsense, i think it should be written into the Band Name Rulebook that you are no longer allowed to try to make music if you pick a band name that sounds like a mythical character from the Hundred-Acre Wood.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby circle_ruler on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:44 pm

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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby fedaykin13 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:49 pm

Wow.

I know the commercial you are talking about.
I knew without even looking when you tweeted/facebook'd about it.

I am amazed they are a real band.

I remember watching the commercial and thinking whomever made it was trying really hard to connect with a particular look but seemed to fail.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby kerble on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:51 pm

she looks like a less strikingly beautiful version of my lady. not crap for that.

the music? bah humbug.
the video? I like that they're showing the recording process in a commercial.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby DrAwkward on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:51 pm

circle_ruler wrote:NC


The poll option quite specifically demands an explanation.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby noise&light on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:53 pm

DrAwkward wrote:Also, their band name is "Pomplamoose." While completely appropriate for their limp-dicked, cloyingly cutesy nonsense, i think it should be written into the Band Name Rulebook that you are no longer allowed to try to make music if you pick a band name that sounds like a mythical character from the Hundred-Acre Wood.


I'm not a fan of the band but "pamplemousse" is actually the French word for grapefruit. I remember learning this as a kid and finding it a very pleasing word at the time.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby simmo on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:53 pm

DrAwkward wrote:Also, their band name is "Pomplamoose." While completely appropriate for their limp-dicked, cloyingly cutesy nonsense, i think it should be written into the Band Name Rulebook that you are no longer allowed to try to make music if you pick a band name that sounds like a mythical character from the Hundred-Acre Wood.


I assume it's a corruption of the French "Pamplemousse", meaning grapefruit - which is a very good word indeed
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby readandburn on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:53 pm

kerble wrote:the music? bah humbug.
the video? I like that they're showing the recording process in a commercial.


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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby simmo on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:54 pm

noise&light wrote:
DrAwkward wrote:Also, their band name is "Pomplamoose." While completely appropriate for their limp-dicked, cloyingly cutesy nonsense, i think it should be written into the Band Name Rulebook that you are no longer allowed to try to make music if you pick a band name that sounds like a mythical character from the Hundred-Acre Wood.


I'm not a fan of the band but "pamplemousse" is actually the French word for grapefruit. I remember learning this as a kid and finding it a very pleasing word at the time.


OMG that's like totally synchronicity
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby DrAwkward on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:54 pm

kerble wrote:the video? I like that they're showing the recording process in a commercial.


I demand to see the video of you and Chimp "driving" a drum kit around your studio like it's a car.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:00 pm

If I gave a fuck, I'd vote CRAP, but I don't give a fuck.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby kerble on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:02 pm

DrAwkward wrote:
kerble wrote:the video? I like that they're showing the recording process in a commercial.


I demand to see the video of you and Chimp "driving" a drum kit around your studio like it's a car.


how about a photo of Jimp playing drums and bass simultaneously?:
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby DrAwkward on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:06 pm

kerble wrote:
DrAwkward wrote:
kerble wrote:the video? I like that they're showing the recording process in a commercial.


I demand to see the video of you and Chimp "driving" a drum kit around your studio like it's a car.


how about a photo of Jimp playing drums and bass simultaneously?:
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Way cooler than anything i've seen Puffamoosalump produce.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby sawtooth on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:07 pm

wow, its gotten to the point that every time i hear an insipid granny-music commercial jingle i have to think to myself "you know what? there is a good chance that this is an actual band that has real fans that make actual effort to purchase the record and then purposely listen to on their own free will in their homes and cars and it BLOWS MY FUCKING MIND" also "hey, i know some neutral milk hotel fans that would like this song." i'm not surprised that this is a real band as i suspected it all along.

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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby Mason on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:07 pm

I've been debating starting a Pomplamoose C/NC for a few weeks now, but I didn't want to accidentally introduce any of you to this horseshit.

I honestly have no clue what to make of Pomplamoose. It's absolutely the lowest common denominator of "indie" bullshit right now. This is the bottomest rung that there is. Like, it's way below 500 Days of Summer even. They're clearly aiming for that She & Him brand of quirky shittassness but they fuck it up so badly. Like, she doesn't sound like Zooey Deschanel, she sounds like Norah Jones. They use basses with active pickups. No cred-respecting alt would stand for that shit, right? You'd think.

I can't blame someone for liking a band that fits their own definition of What A Good/Cool Band Is. I think Vampire Weekend is a dumb band, but if someone likes bands with a certain haircut and Vampire Weekend has that certain haircut then of course that someone's going to like them as a de facto thing. But I've never see a band try to ape an aesthetic so hard and then fail so fucking miserably and make a mockery of that aesthetic AND THEN FIND FAME AMONGST THE CROWD THEY'VE TECHNICALLY FAILED AT APPEALING TO ANYWAY

Jesus Christ.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:11 pm

Mason wrote:They use basses with active pickups. No cred-respecting alt would stand for that shit, right? You'd think.
When did active pickups on a bass become a reason that a band sucks?
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby barndog on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:16 pm

As I said in my comment on one of their videos a while back, it's a tossup on which one of those two is more annoying.

I like grapefruit tho - I'll peel a grapefruit and eat it like an orange.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby kerble on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:16 pm

Awesome_Komodo wrote:
Mason wrote:They use basses with active pickups. No cred-respecting alt would stand for that shit, right? You'd think.
When did active pickups on a bass become a reason that a band sucks?


the '79 ibanez musician bass we use in SA has active pickups.
it also has a killswitch for the feature.

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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby DrAwkward on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:19 pm

barndog wrote:I like grapefruit tho - I'll peel a grapefruit and eat it like an orange.


Seconded. Grapefruit is yummy.

I like that their name is a bastardized version of "pompous lemon." so ironically perfect for a band appearing in car ads.
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Re: Gimmicky twee bullshit: Pomplamoose

Postby Mason on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:23 pm

kerble wrote:
Awesome_Komodo wrote:
Mason wrote:They use basses with active pickups. No cred-respecting alt would stand for that shit, right? You'd think.
When did active pickups on a bass become a reason that a band sucks?


the '79 ibanez musician bass we use in SA has active pickups.
it also has a killswitch for the feature.

eat my fuck, Mason!

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Active pickups are good and fine things, but you have to agree that like either the Rickenbacker 4003 or the Fender Musicmaster is the Correct Bass for Pitchfork rock. Is what I'm getting at.
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