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Angry Birds theme, covered by Pomplamoose

posted by Jason Kottke   May 11, 2011

Angry Birds is still the top paid app in the App Store. And Pomplamoose is still twee and adorable. (via ★glass)

We Work Remotely

Pomplamoose covers Lady Gaga’s Telephone

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 15, 2010

Love it. Robin Sloan has previously discussed this type of “production as performance” video on Snarkmarket but Pomplamoose has started using the term “VideoSong”:

This cover is a VideoSong, a new medium with 2 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).

As NPR explains, the band is actually making a living from their covers…they sold 100,000 songs last year. Here’s their album of covers on iTunes.

Beyonce’s Single Ladies covered by Pomplamoose

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 13, 2009

A good example of what Robin Sloan calls the production-as-performance video.

What I love about the approach is that it’s showing us a complicated, virtuoso performance, but making it really clear and accessible at the same time. It’s entertaining, but it’s also an exercise in demystification — which of course is exactly the opposite objective of every music video, ever. Their purpose has been to mystify, to masquerade, to mythologize in real-time.