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Surely this violates the Geneva Convention, or at the very least, basic standards of human decency?
posted by radwolf76 at 9:34 AM on July 20, 2012 [8 favorites]


radwolf76: "Surely this violates the Geneva Convention, or at the very least, basic standards of human decency?"

What, you don't gotta get down on Friday?
posted by boo_radley at 9:38 AM on July 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


I'm pretty sure it doesn't say good things about the state of pop music that you can take two completely different songs, smush them together, add an inexplicable video that doesn't appear to relate to either of them or the new song and the end result is ...

... pretty much indistinguishable from any other pop video.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:38 AM on July 20, 2012 [13 favorites]


That video was too hard to believe, I mean everybody knows government agents drive Suburbans.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:39 AM on July 20, 2012


That was pretty cool - have to give them credit for busting out of the old format for these things.
posted by Mid at 9:39 AM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


IT'S THE TWEE-POCALPSYE!
posted by Think_Long at 9:39 AM on July 20, 2012 [13 favorites]


Pomplamoose reminds me of Clockwork Orange where McDowell had his eyes forced open and was tortured with the visuals. For me, listenting to this just makes me want to jump off a building.

However, this, I will admit, is just dreamy. They should just stick with that.
posted by stormpooper at 9:39 AM on July 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Bah, damn kids get off my lawn &c.
posted by kdar at 9:40 AM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is really well done and I love Pomplamoose.

But I think it might be the last straw for my tolerance for everything. in. the. world. being. turned. into. dance. music. I feel like I'm going to claw my earballs out if I hear another side chain compressed anything or another four on the floor beat.

(I should probably get over that before I dive headlong back into EDM next week. Any ideas for a good week-long non-dance-music palate cleanser?)
posted by The World Famous at 9:45 AM on July 20, 2012


This just made me realize that Call Me Maybe is actually sung by a teenage girl. I thought it was a Justin Bieber song.
posted by Karmeliet at 9:46 AM on July 20, 2012


The singer's not a teenager -- she's in her mid 20s.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:48 AM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Carly Rae Jepsen is 27, Karmeliet.

I liked some of Pomplamoose' previous covers, but this really does nothing for me.
posted by KGMoney at 9:49 AM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wow, yea, I just checked her Wikipedia. I guessed ten years younger looking at the album cover. At any rate, I know what I'll be humming this weekend.
posted by Karmeliet at 10:00 AM on July 20, 2012


Surely this violates the Geneva Convention, or at the very least, basic standards of human decency?

What, that horrible baldy old man grappling with the luscious beauty that is Natalie Dawn?

I definitely agree.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:06 AM on July 20, 2012


OK, this has been in the back of my mind for months now: does "in my way" mean something in Canadian other than "blocking my path" (like it does everywhere else)? Because Carly Rae, that's not how a pickup line works.
posted by psoas at 10:09 AM on July 20, 2012


goddmanit it this is just the kind of opportunistic mutation the epidemiologists were warning us about!
posted by The Whelk at 10:12 AM on July 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


I do not know the original songs, so I cannot speak to that, but I am approving to the ability of the cute blonde and her friend to create pop music so quickly, so well, to take control of it, and then reference the Twilight Zone for no reason.
posted by Mezentian at 10:12 AM on July 20, 2012


Jack Conte looks just like a guy i know. Freaks me out every time.
posted by palbo at 10:22 AM on July 20, 2012


does "in my way" mean something in Canadian other than "blocking my path" (like it does everywhere else)? Because Carly Rae, that's not how a pickup line works.

I thought it just literally meant what it says. You know, I'm looking around and hey, here's some hottie right in front of me.


Jack Conte looks just like a guy i know.
Somebody that you used to know, perhaps?

posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 10:24 AM on July 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


This just made me realize that Call Me Maybe is actually sung by a teenage girl.

Carly Rae Jepsen is 27, Karmeliet.


I thought Karmeliet meant that the POV, the "character" singing the song, is a teenage girl, which it totally is, even if you got Leonard Cohen to sing it.
posted by straight at 10:44 AM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


even if you got Leonard Cohen to sing it.

Well, now that needs to happen.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:45 AM on July 20, 2012 [15 favorites]


This is a "mashup" of all the things I would most like to avoid out of pop culture right now. My thought process reading the FPP went something like:

Pomplamoose? Fuck
Mashup? FUCK
"Somebody That I Used To Know"? FUUUCK
"Call Me Maybe"? FUUUUUUUUUUUU-
posted by naju at 10:47 AM on July 20, 2012 [15 favorites]


Nothing but gingerbread left. Left, left...
posted by The Tensor at 10:56 AM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


stormpooper, isn't she the same lady who recorded the Diva Dance?
SLYT Diva Dance
posted by Dub at 10:56 AM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Must.Contain.The.Snark...

This is a "mashup" of all the things I most like in pop culture right now. My thought process reading the FPP went something like:

Pomplamoose? Cool
Mashup? COOL
"Somebody That I Used To Know"? COOOOL
"Call Me Maybe"? SWEEEET

There's a reason things are defined as "pop" culture, and I gave up years ago thinking they were guilty pleasures, and now treat them as just pleasures.

I now find many pleasures in all walks of life, and get maximum enjoyment from them. I guess it helps that if I find I don't like something, I'll just ignore it, or turn off the radio and read a book.
posted by Petrot at 11:05 AM on July 20, 2012 [10 favorites]


stormpooper: "However, this, I will admit, is just dreamy. They should just stick with that."

That bald dude (Conte?) is hilarious when drumming.
posted by subbes at 11:08 AM on July 20, 2012




PLEASE DO NOT PRESS THIS BUTTON AGAIN.
posted by erniepan at 11:11 AM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


stormpooper, isn't she the same lady who recorded the Diva Dance?
SLYT Diva Dance


Holy shit, that was amazing.
posted by Malice at 11:14 AM on July 20, 2012


(Also it is not the same woman.)
posted by Malice at 11:14 AM on July 20, 2012


They are a couple? I thought they were like totes BFFs or something, the fact they are a couple kinda ruins it. Also, Bald Guy, you don't have to put up with that abuse.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:15 AM on July 20, 2012


He always looks like he is just having so MUCH fun making their videos, that I was kinda distracted by his lack of fun in this video. I've just come to expect and enjoy it.
posted by KirTakat at 11:22 AM on July 20, 2012


But but but the chorus is the good part of Call Me Maybe. The verse lyrics are dum.

Anyway, I'm not ashamed to admit I love this acoustic version of Call Me Maybe.
posted by mullacc at 11:24 AM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Carly Rae Jepsen is 27, Karmeliet.

You can tell by the way she does that totally not obvious fringe thing, where she looks at you from just under her fringe, aren't I young and cute and nowhere near pushing thirty yet?

She can just about still get away with it, not quite in Claudia Winkleman territory yet.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:39 AM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


The link text is gross. Makes me think of a moose mashing up worms. Gross.
posted by limeonaire at 11:42 AM on July 20, 2012


Petrot: "There's a reason things are defined as "pop" culture, and I gave up years ago thinking they were guilty pleasures, and now treat them as just pleasures."

tears open a bag of cheetos, dumps on floor

DINNER IS SERVED
posted by boo_radley at 11:46 AM on July 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


Someone apparently misunderstood what a mashup is.
posted by genghis at 11:53 AM on July 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


boo_radley: DINNER IS SERVED



CHEETO HANDS, ASSEMBLE
posted by subbes at 11:55 AM on July 20, 2012


Ah, the circle is complete. No one needs to listen to this. We all heard it b4 it was created. Now (finally) is time to moveon.org.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:57 AM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


P.S. this thread has alerted me to Pomplamoose (whose non-mashups are just twee enough to hit my "moar pls" button), and while investigating I discovered they're only one city north on the 101 from where my husband's living right now.


I have stopped juuuust short of instructing him to drive there and infiltrate their operation through some kind of video game and macaroni and cheese-based subterfuge.
posted by subbes at 12:00 PM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


PeterMcDermott: Surely this violates the Geneva Convention, or at the very least, basic standards of human decency?

What, that horrible baldy old man grappling with the luscious beauty that is Natalie Dawn?

I definitely agree.
Speaking as a baldy old man who'd love to grapple with her luscious beauty: 1. HE's not old! and 2. Bugger off!

If I can't have her, a wonderfully talented cool guy might as well.
posted by IAmBroom at 12:03 PM on July 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Who knew? If you try to sew a bunch of formerly energetic parts together, the result just shambles around lifelessly. Pitchforks and torches. Let's do this!!
posted by SharkParty at 12:03 PM on July 20, 2012


Too violent for Pomplamoose. They should stick to weightless couply-couple youtubery.
posted by pracowity at 12:16 PM on July 20, 2012


(Needs more mechanical chimps.)
posted by pracowity at 12:16 PM on July 20, 2012


I don't think I'll ever understand what it is about some mashups, that leads folks to call for pitchforks in response to what they describe as mediocrity.
posted by lodurr at 12:23 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


for that matter, i'll never understand what it is that makes some people hate on mashups. I've heard a bunch of them that I like way more than any of the individual songs involved. And in every case I've been able to quickly find some Notable Person who thinks they're not merely shite, but offensive to the universe shite.
posted by lodurr at 12:24 PM on July 20, 2012


mashups are just someone trying to make something they like. as with any art, it is possible to just move on if you don't like listening to it.
posted by lodurr at 12:25 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


no no no no.
posted by Theta States at 12:27 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Didn't care for it at first, but on second thought realized that Call Me Maybe might benefit from more punching.
posted by cgk at 12:34 PM on July 20, 2012


Imagine my surprise upon learning that Gotye != Goatse.
posted by dr_dank at 12:34 PM on July 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Soooooo freakin' cute.


(the song was horrid)
posted by humboldt32 at 12:34 PM on July 20, 2012


Imagine my surprise upon learning that Gotye != Goatse.

Nice try. You're not going to trick me into looking at Gotye.
posted by The World Famous at 12:38 PM on July 20, 2012 [12 favorites]


stormpooper: However, this, I will admit, is just dreamy. They should just stick with that.

Meanwhile, I'll stick with the group that has truly dreamy intonation.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:38 PM on July 20, 2012


I was kidding about the pitchforks, man, GOD.

Well, half-kidding.
posted by SharkParty at 12:39 PM on July 20, 2012


Someone apparently misunderstood what a mashup is.

I think it fits. When Nataly's singing the "Call Me Maybe" lyrics, the instrumentation is to the tune of "Somebody That I Used to Know" and vice versa.
posted by psoas at 12:58 PM on July 20, 2012


I love this, and I am going to put it on the next mix CD I make for someone because IT IS FUN.
posted by sc114 at 1:09 PM on July 20, 2012


Personally, I dig the 'moose. It's odd to me how much guff they get for being "precious". Not everything has to be razor blades and gravitas.
posted by nonreflectiveobject at 2:02 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not everything has to be razor blades and gravitas.

*runs out to start a new band called Razor Blades & Gravitas*
posted by The World Famous at 2:09 PM on July 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Dammit! I just started a new band, and we need a name. You win this round, Herr Doktor Professor The World Famous.
posted by nonreflectiveobject at 2:15 PM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Put me on the guest list for your first show and I'll relinquish all rights to the name that I obtained through the dibs-calling process.
posted by The World Famous at 2:27 PM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ok, this is my fav Pomplamoose jam: Bust Your Knee Caps. The chromatic riff on the turnaround is straight killer.
posted by nonreflectiveobject at 2:30 PM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Okay, no, he's just hilarious no matter what.

I have finally seen someone behaving the way I do, and they were stupid enough to film it. Okay then.
posted by davejay at 3:05 PM on July 20, 2012


Pomplamoose?

Can you hear me? Are you listening?

You have not yet been forgiven for those earfuckingly awful Hyundai commercial Christmas carols.

Hyundai has not been forgiven either -- their offense in spamming you all over TV in 2010 requires massive penance -- but at least they haven't repeated it since. But YOU... you have done THIS. And you have released it into an unsuspecting world unworthy of this kind of abuse.

You have LOST YOUR MUSIC PRIVILEGES. Go up into your attic, open up the antique 1800s cedar hope chest that assuredly waits for you there, climb in, and close the lid. We will knock six times rapidly when you're allowed to come out.
posted by delfin at 3:11 PM on July 20, 2012


TWF, for an EDM detox, you could try a week-long Vashti Bunyan and Nick Drake bender. You may emerge in a flowy cardigan though.
posted by en forme de poire at 3:23 PM on July 20, 2012


Excellent. Thank you, en forme de poire. I know Nick Drake well, but somehow had missed out on Vashti Bunyan.
posted by The World Famous at 3:30 PM on July 20, 2012


At first I thought the violence was gratuitous, but now I wonder if the video shows an abusive relationship from the perspective of the abuser.

He tries to "push her buttons" and gets beaten for it. Then he gets taken away by interfering outsiders.

That blow to the head does no lasting damage, either. It's forgotten as soon as he is put in his place.
posted by squinty at 3:34 PM on July 20, 2012


glad I could help! :)
posted by en forme de poire at 3:54 PM on July 20, 2012


Think_Long, I swear to God I came into this thread to make that EXACT SAME JOKE, punctuation and all. GET OUT OF MY HEAD
posted by speicus at 4:06 PM on July 20, 2012


I get what a mashup is, but reading that link text for whatever reason made me feel queasy.
posted by limeonaire at 4:57 PM on July 20, 2012


Also, I like Gotye.
posted by limeonaire at 4:57 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was pretty cool - have to give them credit for busting out of the old format for these things.


Does that mean Nataly blinks in this one?
posted by louche mustachio at 5:15 PM on July 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was all prepared to like this, but then the domestic violence made me feel icky.
posted by jcreigh at 7:53 PM on July 20, 2012


>rock out to pomplamoose

Two catchy tunes are twice as awesome, so you rock out twice as hard. You rock out so hard that you stumble backward through a secret door and down a flight of stairs.

You are in the basement. Stairs lead up to the dance floor.

>look

The basement is full of jaded hipsters. They're so over Pomplamoose, and dance music, and dancing, and music.

>wait

One of the hipsters drops a completely novel analysis of the meaning of the term 'pop'.

>wait

One of the hipsters rants about capitalism and advertising. The other hipsters furiously retweet it on their iDevices, but ironically.

>wait

One of the hipsters makes a frankly stunning observation that some electronic dance music sounds similar to some other electronic dance music. You'd think that would make them prime candidates for mixing, and that perhaps said similarity is likely to be more pronounced when the lyrics and chords of each song are very deliberately intertwined, but what do you know?

The other hipsters attempt to determine which of them heard about the 'all songs have the same chords' gag first.

>be impressed

You're not fooling anybody, you know.

posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:21 AM on July 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


They took two painfully horrible songs and mashed them together, and the result is...mediocre. Which is an improvement, I guess.
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:52 AM on July 21, 2012


At first I thought the violence was gratuitous, but now I wonder if the video shows an abusive relationship from the perspective of the abuser.

I thought it was a reference to Button, Button (recently remade as The Box), actually.
posted by suetanvil at 7:33 AM on July 21, 2012


I dunno, I always tend to enjoy anything nataly sings.
posted by chongnosall at 8:49 PM on July 21, 2012


That was pure genuis, obiwanwasabi. Bravo.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:40 AM on July 22, 2012


I thought it was a reference to Button, Button (recently remade as The Box), actually.

I thought that too! And since now it's been brought up, I can't help but direct people to the slackjawed-with-incredulity writeup from the AV Club.
posted by psoas at 3:16 PM on July 22, 2012


Well the rest/second part of the video is up now. Jack gets saved!
posted by jamesonandwater at 1:18 PM on July 23, 2012


SPOILERS.
posted by subbes at 7:35 PM on July 23, 2012


I have heard the name of the band Pamplamoose bandied about in the past, yet somehow never heard any of their music. Don't really listen to much music these days, aside from whatever I get exposed to when I'm in the car with the wife, listening to her top 40 radio station (so, I've heard the originals of both these songs - I actually kinda dig the Gotye album, though I'm sick of Somebody I Used To Know now, due to overexposure), but something about the Pomplamoose sound really hits a sweet spot for me, which is a nice change. And I guess it doesn't hurt that there's lots of MeFi snark about them, as that tends to be a pretty good indicator of something that I'll like.
posted by antifuse at 3:59 PM on July 24, 2012


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