Pomplamoose

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Pomplamoose
Pomplamoose in 2014
Pomplamoose in 2014
Background information
OriginCorte Madera, California[1]
Genres
Years active2008–present
LabelsShadowTree[2]
WebsitePomplamoose.com
Members

Pomplamoose is an American musical duo composed of husband-and-wife multi-instrumentalist Jack Conte and singer-songwriter and bassist Nataly Dawn. The duo formed in 2008[3] and sold approximately 100,000 songs online in 2009.[4] They are known for their viral YouTube videos and covers of popular songs.[5]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the band derives from the French word pamplemousse,[6] meaning grapefruit.

History[edit]

Pomplamoose in 2014

Pomplamoose's presence is primarily from videos on YouTube,[7] with few live performances. They have gathered over 1.1 million subscribers and over 200 million viewers on their YouTube channel as of August 2020.[8] Their first song "Hail Mary" was featured on the front page of YouTube.[9]

Their videos mostly take the form of "VideoSongs", a medium Jack Conte defines with two rules:[10]

  1. What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice)
  2. If you hear it, at some point you see it. (No hidden sounds)

On April 11, 2010, the band was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered.[4] Conte discussed the "glitz-free" manner in which they record:

I guess I kinda don't like how there's such a pedestal for music culture and especially for band culture, it just feels fake; it feels like smoke and mirrors. I feel like music doesn't have to be like that. It can be something that's very normal and very accessible.

Also in April 2010, their cover of The Chordettes' "Mr. Sandman" was used in a commercial for Toyota's Avalon series, set in an Art Deco train station.[4][11]

In September 2010, Pomplamoose recorded a song in collaboration with Allee Willis, "Jungle Animal". Willis contacted the duo after hearing their cover of "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire and offered to write a new song for them. Willis also provided the single art for the song.[12]

During the Christmas season of 2010, Pomplamoose performed in several ads in the style of their YouTube videos for Hyundai, singing their versions of Christmas classics such as "O Come, All Ye Faithful", "Jingle Bells", "Up on the Housetop", and "Deck the Halls".[13]

In 2011, Pomplamoose began a webcast named Hey, It's Pomplamoose: A Show about Pomplamoose and Other Things.[14] On November 5, 2013, Pomplamoose launched the second season of the webcast: a three-part sequel to the band’s early years, including but not limited to, videos, a tour, and an album (released on July 29, 2014).[citation needed]

Philanthropy[edit]

In November 2010, Pomplamoose created a book drive for a school district in Richmond, California, offering a free download of an album to anyone who purchased a book for the school district. The drive paid for over 11,000 books.[15][16]

On November 8, 2013, Pomplamoose performed at "Lens", Mateo Messina's 16th annual benefit concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall for Seattle Children's Hospital.[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Pomplamoose awards and nominations
Wins 1
Nominations 0
Year Nominated work Award Category Result
2020 Pomplamoose Shorty Awards YouTube Musician Won

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Pomplamoose (VideoSongs)
  • Released: May 11 2009
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download
Tribute to Famous People
  • Released: March 15, 2010
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download
Pomplamoose: Season 2
  • Released: July 29, 2014
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Besides
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download
Hey It's Pomplamoose
  • Released: June 21, 2016
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download
Winter Wishes
  • Released: November 27, 2018
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details
the album you bought at our show (thanks for that)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD
Best of 2018
  • Released: December 4, 2018
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Live albums[edit]

Title Details
Pomplamoose Live
  • Released: December 1, 2016
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
3 New Songs Woot!
  • Released: January 19, 2016
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download
Christmas in Space
  • Released: June 1, 2016
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download
En Français

(with John Schroeder)

  • Released: April 17, 2020
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl


Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Another Day" 2010 the album you bought at our show (thanks for that) and 3 New Songs Woot!
"It Goes On"
(with Louis Cole & Genevieve Artadi)
2011 non-album single
"Pharrell Mashup" 2014 Season 2
"Lorde 2Pac Beck Mashup" Season 2 and Live
"Gotye Call Me Maybe Mashup" non-album single
"Like a Million" Besides
"I Feel Good"
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Season 2
"Don't Stop Lovin' Me" non-album single
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Besides
"Come Together"
"All About That Super Bass"
"Stevie Wonder Herbie Hancock Mashup" 2015
"Uptown Funk"
"Like a Prayer"
"I'm the Shit"
"Jingle Bells" 2016 Christmas in Space
"Lovefool" 2018 Best of 2018
"You Make My Dreams" non-album single
"Saturday"
"Time After Time"
"Tainted Love"
"Silly Boy" Best of 2018
"Killing Me Softly" non-album single
"Seven"
"A Bad Mashup: Bad Romance / Bad Blood" Best of 2018
"Grunt Work" non-album single
"Pumped Up Kid a Mashup: Pumped Up Kicks / Everything In Its Right Place" Best of 2018
"Right at the Same Time" non-album single
"Bulletproof" Best of 2018
"Sorry Not Sorry" non-album single
"Wrap It Up"
"Jamirobeegees Mashup: Stayin' Alive / Virtual Insanity" Best of 2018
"Slow Dance" non-album single
"The Power of Love"
"Living in a Bubble"
"Maneater" Best of 2018
"All American Blues" non-album single
"Rich Girl"
"Talkin' About My Baby"
"Good Morning Insomnia"
"Eleanor Rigby"
"Go Easy"
"Crush + Someone Like You Mashup"
(featuring Tessa Violet)
"D.N.A. Moves Like Jagger Mashup"
(featuring David Choi
"Ain't No Mountain My Girl Mashup" Best of 2018
"Welcome to My Planet"
"I'm a Believer" non-album single
"Feel It Still" Best of 2018
"Be Better At Listening"
"Is Everything Perfect" non-album single
"Make Me Feel"
"Can't Stop Feeling Billie Jean's Face" Best of 2018
"White Flag" non-album single
"Monster Mashup"
(featuring Tessa Violet)
"We Still Got Us"
(featuring David Choi)
"The Way I Am"
"Another One Bites the Dust"
"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (featuring Imaginary Future) 2019 TBA
"Dancing On My Own"
(featuring Kina Grannis)
"Cecilia"
(featuring Imaginary Future)
"Breakup Mashup"
(featuring Dodie Clark)
"I'd Rather Dance with You"
"I Kissed a Girl y Me Gusta"
(featuring Jon Cozart)
"Shotgun"
(featuring Dodie Clark)
"Who Cares"
"Shallow"
"You Don't Know Me"
(featuring Jon Cozart)
"Bury a Friend"
"A Vizsla in a Tesla in Ibiza"
"Lisztomania"
"Breathe Your Name"
"In the Waiting Line"
"It's Like You're Always On My Mind"
"Sucker"
(featuring Meghan Tonjes)
"Le Coquelicot"
"Dancing's Not a Crime"
"Shoopty-Doowop"
"Je Me Suis Fait Tous Petit"
(featuring John Schroeder)
"Outta My Head"
(featuring Inara George)
"Old Town Road Pony Mashup"
"You've Got a Friend in Me"
(featuring Taylor Davis)
"Loving Is Easy"
"Red Hot Chili Smashup"
"I'm Still Standing"
"Something About Us"
"Walk Me Home"
"Something"
(featuring Cimorelli)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Don't Stop Lovin Me" (June 2012)
  • "Do Not Push - A Gotye Call Me Maybe Mashup" (July 2012)
  • "Batman Theme ("Do Not Push" Sequel)" (July 2012)
  • "I'll Be There in a Minute" (August 2012)
  • "Hey It's Pomplamoose" (October 2012)
  • "Royals 2Pac Beck Mashup" (November 2013)
  • "Pharrell Mashup (Happy Get Lucky)" (February 2014)
  • "Like a Million" (April 2014)
  • "Puttin' On the Ritz" (April 2014)
  • "30 Rock" (May 2014)
  • "Come Together" (June 2014)
  • "Get That Body Back" (September 2014)
  • "Fight Back (October 2014)
  • "Walking on Sunshine" (June 2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us". Pomplamoose.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "Label". lastfm.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Potstra, Alison (November 4, 2008). "Pomplamoose: your new favourite band". The Brock Press. Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "Pomplamoose: Making A Living On YouTube". NPR. All Things Considered. April 9, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  5. ^ XOXO Festival (October 17, 2013). "Jack Conte, Pomplamoose/Patreon - XOXO Festival (2013)". YouTube. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "Last.fm - Pomplamoose". Last.fm.
  7. ^ Keen, Andrew (February 17, 2020). "Keen On… Pomplamoose: How Nataly And Jack Are Reinventing The Music Business (TCTV)". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "PomplamooseMusic". YouTube. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "Nataly Dawn Releases Debut Album". BroadwayWorld. November 1, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ Toyota (February 14, 2011). "Toyota Avalon Train TV commercial". YouTube. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  12. ^ PomplamooseMusic (September 21, 2010). "Pomplamoose with Allee Willis - Jungle Animal". YouTube. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  13. ^ Port, Ian S. (November 23, 2010). "Pomplamoose Turns Its Talents on for Hyundai Commercials". SF Weekly. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  14. ^ Sankin, Aaron (June 21, 2017). "Pomplamoose's Nataly Dawn is ready for her close-up". The Daily Dot. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  15. ^ Melendez, Lyanne (January 7, 2011). "Richmond school book project hugely successful". KGO-TV. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  16. ^ Said, Carolyn (December 13, 2010). "Musicians' unusual offer benefits Richmond schools". SFGate. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  17. ^ "Mateo Messina's 16th Annual Benefit Concert: "LENS"". Archived from the original on July 10, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2016.

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