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The Pom Poms


"See More Things"


Genre: Alt / Indie rock

Sound description: Understated, quiet, quirky, and dark, The Pom Poms present themselves to the world without much fanfare in this remarkable debut album. Conjuring up the melancholy spirit of Nick Drake, they skillfully combine it with the folk rock stylings of Iron & Wine.
The tunes are immediately catchy, each one coming across like a quiet little pop masterpiece that sneaks up on you. Singer/songwriter Rob Kuznia allows his voice to drift in on a smoky haze, keeping it soft and almost inaudible most of the time. Even when he brings up the volume, you feel like he’s holding back, creating an inward tension that’s almost tangible, an air of angst that belies the quiet exterior. All this anxiety creates the perfect storm in the track “See More Things,” where Kuznia’s vocals ride the slow downward chord progression into woefully happy pop oblivion.
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I guess you could describe the music as indie/pop. Some of it is upbeat, some of it is dark, some of it is both, and some of it is neither. I recorded the tracks in apartment garages and dining rooms with the help of Edgar Oliveira, who played drums and helped with production, and Justin Dullum, who mastered the record. Both also did some background vocals, and Dullum played electric guitar on a track. Alta Peterson sings background on several tracks, and lead on one. (She’s also doing the artwork.) As for me, in addition to singing, on this record I play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass and trumpet.

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2007, Goleta, CA


Simon and Garfunkel, Belle and Sebastian, Iron and Wine

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