POMPLAMOOSE: LES YEUX NOIRS

A feel-good song by an amazing duo, Pomplamoose, to start your apocalyptic day; a cover of Django Reindhart’s “Les Yeux Noirs (Dark Eyes)”.
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Here’s a feel-good song to start your apocalyptic day, a cover of Django Reindhart’s “Les Yeux Noirs (Dark Eyes)”.

“Dark Eyes” is a well-known Russian romance folk song. The lyrics were written by the Ukrainian poet and writer Yevhen Hrebinka. The first publication of the poem was in Hrebinka’s own Russian translation in Literaturnaya Gazeta in 1843.

Since 1910s “Dark Eyes” has become a jazz standard.

The group here, Poomplamoose, kinda forgot about them. Watched their music videos quite frequently last year (holy shit, they have more than a million subscribers now!). Skilled musicians with great showmanship and full of passion.

Pomplamoose is a California-based musical duo composed of husband-and-wife multi-instrumentalists Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn. Formed in 2008, they are known for their viral YouTube videos and covers of popular songs.

The name of the band derives from the French word pamplemousse, meaning grapefruit.

The group first gained widespread recognition when their video performance of “Hail Mary” featured on the front page of YouTube in 2009.

Jack Conte told NPR their “glitz-free” manner: “I guess I kinda don’t like how there’s such a pedestal for music culture and especially for band culture, it just feels fake; it feels like smoke and mirrors. I feel like music doesn’t have to be like that. It can be something that’s very normal and very accessible.”

Check out the video. I can guarantee that you’ll love Pomplamoose. Trop cool!

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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