A few months ago I had a great conversation about music with a perfect stranger. It seems we both liked the same sorts of random bits of everything, but have a soft spot for slightly off-the-wall stuff. After that first (and only) meeting, he started to send very random emails with links to other obscure(ish) bands that he thought I might like.
One of the first bands he told me about was Pomplamoose. They do mostly covers but also write a few of their own tunes. They’re kinda indie-jazzy-alternative-y, which is cool. But the part that I love is that the two members of the ‘band’ manage to record and mix some fab little videos where they piece it all together so that you can really see how they’ve made them.
Quoting from the ‘ever-wise-and-wonderful’ Wikipedia:
Their videos mostly take the form of “VideoSongs”, a medium Jack Conte defines with two rules:
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)
Anyhow, I like them and you should, too.*
*I am not on commission. I just like them. Honestly.