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Pomplamoose has done it again

February 22, 2014 Leave a comment

A couple years ago, I used Pomplamoose as an example of how to survive in today’s music industry. I posted a link to their unique “videosong” — a cover of Beyonce’s “Put a Ring On It.” They were innovating through multiple mediums, using a quirky, musically sound take on a popular song and doing something creative with the video. I became a fan of Pomplamoose when I first saw that video. They have made many, many more since. What makes them so notable to me, is that they made me sit up and take notice. And that’s what you need in the music business today.

Most recently, they have released two videos using extremely creative and innovative techniques. Everyone is familiar with the mash-up by now. You take two songs and mash them together. Pomplamoose does that in these two videos, but rather than mixing the original recordings together, they do their own unique arrangements of these songs mashing the elements together. They create a beautiful musical fruit salad of sweet deliciousness. On top of this, they throw on top, a nice cool dollop of cool whip in the form of their video.

In these two videos in particular, they are using a single projector to throw images onto white foam boards and other three-dimensional surfaces. It sounds dull, but you really need to see it to get it. It’s brilliant. Watch both videos. They’re short. They’re worth your time. Share them and buy their tracks on iTunes. This sort of creativity deserves to be rewarded.

Categories: Music, Stuff I Like

A new project

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment

My band Junebug is currently starting work on our fourth album, Stan. We’re not exactly sure what shape it will take yet, or really how it’ll be done. But I’ll be co-producing as well as co-engineering the record.

A pile of mics in the music space? How can that be?

A pile of mics in the music space? How can that be?

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All right, boys. Let's do another take.

All right, boys. Let’s do another take.

Categories: Music