Jack Conte

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Jack Conte
Jack Conte 2014.jpg
Jack Conte in 2014
Background information
Born (1984-07-12) July 12, 1984 (age 35)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Entrepreneur
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, organ, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, percussion, accordion
Years active2002–present
Associated actsPomplamoose, Nataly Dawn, Julia Nunes, Wade Johnston, KNOWER, Louis Cole, Ben Grant, Foxtails Brigade, Danielle ate the Sandwich, Lauren O'Connell, Ryan Lerman, My Terrible Friend, Carlos Cabrera, Project RnL, Scary Pockets
WebsiteOfficial website

Jack Conte (/ˈkɒnti/; born July 12, 1984) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, disc jockey, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. He is one half of the band Pomplamoose,[1] along with his wife Nataly Dawn, as well as being CEO and co-founder of Patreon.[2]

Conte has recorded two EPsSleep in Color and Nightmares and Daydreams — and released them along with the compilation VideoSongs Volume I through the iTunes Store.[3] Conte's use of Electro-Harmonix audio equipment has been featured by the company in several different videos.[4][5][6]


Conte's first notable appearance in mainstream media was when he supplied his voice for the "teenage boy" character in the popular videogame The Sims 2.[7]

He gained widespread attention when his video Yeah Yeah Yeah[8] was featured on YouTube's main page.[9] The video, animated in stop motion, has garnered over one million views as of November 2017. The majority of his new music is released as singles posted to YouTube. These mostly take the form of "VideoSongs", a medium he defines with two rules:

Conte formed the band Pomplamoose with Nataly Dawn in mid-2008.[10] The band's presence is primarily online, having only performed a handful of live shows. Nevertheless, the collaboration has garnered significant fan support. Fueled by the feature of their video "Hail Mary" on the main page of YouTube, Pomplamoose's channel has over 700,000 subscribers as of August 2019. The duo produced the third studio album released by Julia Nunes in 2010.

On May 7, 2013, Conte announced the launch of Patreon, a crowdfunding venture, together with co-founder Samuel Yam. The startup is "like a kickstarter for people who release stuff on a regular basis."[11][12]

Jack Conte also plays keyboards in the funk band Scary Pockets.


Much of Conte's work has been met with positive reviews, citing evocative lyrics in Sleep in Color,[9] creative delivery of his videosongs,[13] and the tenacity to create his own niche in the Internet music market. However, Conte's music was reviewed less favorably by Amplifier magazine: "Hints of Conor Oberst, Radiohead, Patrick Watson, contemporary punk rock (screamo), radio power pop, and incalculable other singer songwriters are more than borrowed, making for a short mishmash of electro rock."[14]

Personal life[edit]

Conte and Nataly Dawn became engaged in January 2016,[15] and the two were married in May 2016.[16]



  • VideoSongs Volume 1
  1. "Push"
  2. "Eat"
  3. "These Days"
  4. "The Giant"
  5. "Lonely Ghost"
  6. "Flavors"
  7. "Passenger Seat" (featuring Louis Cole)
  8. "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
  9. "Hail Mary"
  10. "Be Still"
  • VideoSongs Volume 2
  1. "We Grew Up So Well"
  2. "Kitchen Fork"
  3. "This Disaster"
  4. "Ten Thousand Feet Per Second"
  5. "Out of Nowhere"
  6. "Trains and Window Collection"
  7. "Impression"
  8. "On Planets"
  9. "Gulf"
  10. "I Know"
  • VS4
  1. "Make the Grade"
  2. "Time of Your Life"
  3. "Sinking Feeling"
  4. "The Time Has Come"
  5. "Off With His Head"
  6. "Long Long Time Ago"
  7. "Mercenary"
  8. "Away"
  9. "Only Dreaming"
  10. "Get It Out"
  11. "I Would Be Happy"
  12. "I Wonder Where the Moments Go"
  13. "Mister Money Bags"
  14. "Push It"
  15. "Reprise"

Extended plays[edit]

  • Nightmares and Daydreams
  1. "Starlight"
  2. "Tick Tock"
  3. "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
  4. "Unfrozen"
  • VideoSongs Volume 3
  1. "The Way It Was Before"
  2. "Freaks and Clowns"
  3. "Bloody Nose"
  4. "Get Happy"
  • Sleep in Color
  1. "Hollywood Endings"
  2. "Like a Match"
  3. "The Greatest Hoax"
  4. "Now That's Sacred"
  5. "Carousel Waltz"
  • Conte
  1. "I Know Better"
  2. "The World Is Easy"
  3. "Pedals"
  4. "Real DJ (V1)"

Music videos[edit]

  • "Yeah Yeah Yeah"


  1. ^ Jack Conte interviewed on the TV show Triangulation on the TWiT.tv network
  2. ^ Chaykowski, Kathleen (February 13, 2018). "How This Musician-Turned-Entrepreneur Plans To Save Creators From Advertising". Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jack Conte – Sleep in Color EP". DOA. October 13, 2008. Retrieved July 25, 2009.
  4. ^ "Voice Box Demo by Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn". Electro-Harmonix. January 6, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2009.
  5. ^ "Electro-Harmonix Tube Zipper Soups The Heck Out Of Jack Conte's Martin". Gearwire. June 24, 2009. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Electro-Harmonix Bass MicroSynth Makes Some Amazing Low End For Jack Conte of Pomplamoose". Gearwire. June 24, 2009. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Sims 2". GameFAQs. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  8. ^ "Jack Conte - Yeah Yeah Yeah". Jack Conte. April 12, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Jack Conte gets emotional in new album". The Maneater. October 13, 2008. Retrieved July 25, 2009.
  10. ^ "Pomplamoose: your new favourite band". The Brock Press. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  11. ^ Jack Conte - Pedals Music Video (featuring REAL robots)"
  12. ^ Ryan Tate (October 22, 2013). "The Next Big Thing You Missed: 'Eternal Kickstarter' Reinvents Indie Art". Wired. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  13. ^ "Breaking Ground With Jack Conte". Antiquiet. August 4, 2008. Retrieved July 25, 2009.
  14. ^ "Jack Conte - Sleep in Color EP". Amplifier Magazine. January 12, 2009. Archived from the original on November 11, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  15. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlCy0RNW9Ds
  16. ^ https://youtube.com/watch?v=ANX6tPlzxzU

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