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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