Pomp. La. MOOSE. I have no idea if it means anything. What I do know is that they do amazing covers. They’re right up there in the cover pantheon that includes Jamie Cullum, Marco Benevento, Halloween, Alaska, and The Bad Plus.
And apparently I’m not the only one who’s noticed: the majority of the videos on their YouTube Channel have over a million views. Damn.
Perhaps the more important detail is how they got to be famous. They don’t play that many live shows. They don’t really promote themselves, at least not in the traditional corporate sense. They just sit in their San Fran apartment with their ambiguous relationship status, tons of instruments, a video camera, and some recording equipment and make great music. I love the internet. It finds real talent. And, for some reason, an inordinate amount of silly cat videos. As the world should be.
Get more Pomplamoose over at YouTube. Or support them on iTunes.