By now you've probably seen the Hyundai holiday commercials featuring a slightly quirky twist on "Up on the Housetop" and "Jinglebells". When I first heard them I was really intrigued and asked Research Queen Extraordinaire (The Lovely & Talented Mrs. Smith) if she could find out who was performing the music. Sure enough, within a couple of minutes I had my answer...
From Marin County (just north of San Francisco) this is Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn better known as Pomplamoose. They haven't (and according to Mr. Conte, they won't) signed with a label, but that hasn't hurt their popularity - They've got 200,000+ subscribers and sold over 100,000 songs. The band says there are two things about their videos;
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)
Personally, I don't think they'd be very good live (too much overlay), but they're amazing to watch and the music is really catchy. And even if you don't really like their music (which I'm not sure how you couldn't), their videos are fantastic! Let's start it off with something from they're most recent EP "3 new songs: woot" this is "Another Day"
They've also done a bunch of really great covers (including a beautiful version of "Mr. Sandman"), and while I'm not a fan of Lady Gaga, I have a couple of friends who are, so here is a video of them covering "Telephone";
Link to videos for FB friends!