yep yep yep, it seems that special weekend i've been waiting for is almost here!!! tomorrow is the opening of the Scott Pilgrim movie!!! yay, everyone else isn't excited except me!!! actually, i think there might be a few people who are stoked on it since i'm going with a group to see it, but eh, who knows huh??? anyway, it's flippin' awesome and i can't wait any longer!!! i just hope i'm not disappointed and left with a sore tailbone...
oh, and speaking of all things scott pilgrim, i happened to download the video game tuesday night and let me tell ya, it's great!!! if you have ever played the classic beat em' up, River City Ransom, then you will be in for a special treat. it's the spiritual successor and takes most of it's cues from that old-school game and mashes it with today's crappy pop culture. it actually WORKS!!! go get it without hesitation because it's simply fun and challenging.
oh, and for today's music we have the band that composed the soundtrack to said game. these guys are getting huge in the indie/electronic scene with their unique brand of music. they are known as, and i'm totally serious, Anamanaguchi.
i thank a random person on the orgsummit for posting these guys in the music thread. they are a BEAST of a band, or in this special case, a chiptune band. yes, there is now a genre called "chiptune", which is totally jawsomely awesome because if you love notoriously catchy 8-bit music from the years gone by, then this is the thing for you. case in point, just about every Mega Man theme since his first adventure. (don't you remember how simply wonderful Dr. Willy's first level was in mega man 2???) yeahhhhhhhh, this is what many will call nerd stuff, but those folks can stuff a used copy of the nintendo version of Back To the Future up their butts.
so, anamanaguchi started back in 2004 and hail from new york city. according to their bio, they are a chiptune punk band that "makes loud, fast music with a hacked nes from 1985." i believe it because if you have heard their stuff, you will instantly be taken back through the nostalgia wormhole. putting aside the memories, these guys actually make complex music with crazy shifting arrangements and abrupt timing. it's almost exhausting and by the time your ready to give up, the song is over. take this with a grain of whatever and see if you can't hop on some heads and charge up your mega busters!!!
oh, and for the music we have a few things here. we first start with their debut ep titled, Power Supply, then follow that with the lp, Dawn Metropolis. after this we have two of their newest singles with one being called, "airbrushed" and the other, "my skateboard with go on." these last two tracks are free downloads from their website, so go get them without the guilt!!! oh, and for those who are now drawn to this epic discovery of musical wonder, go to the chiptune mecca http://www.8bitpeoples.com and see if there is anything you dig...
i'd date ramona flowers...