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September - Pomplamoose

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Legbamel Not-Pop

In the annals of cover bands who remake songs into a new genre, Pomplamoose has sealed its place by combining a word that almost means grapefruit in French with a semi-twee, lovely voice. Sorry, pamplemousse is one of my favorite words. The moment I saw the name I knew I had to have a listen. To my delight, their sound trumps even the clever name.

The duo has a following on YouTube where they follow a "what you see is what you get" philosophy. Nataly Dawn is actually singing and Jack Conte is actually performing right in front of you (well, they were when the camera was rolling, anyway). They leave enough of a song's original sound that you can immediately identify it and the genre in which it was originally recorded but things go in a whole new direction. I debated as I listened which song to choose, so many of them made me smile. My indecisiveness ended I came upon their cover of Earth, Wind, & Fire's September. For your Saturday listening pleasure, I include both the original and Pomplamousse's inspired cover. Viva la cover songs!

2 Responses so far.

  1. jay.me says:

    Very cool. I like the original and the cover.

  2. legbamel says:

    I do, too. Thanks for listening!

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