creatively bankrupt newish chillwave/post-AnCo bands whose names are just '80s ephemera

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Like every time I go to the Whitney biennial, every single artist my age and younger can't seem to make art that doesn't have Nes controllers or Captain Planet in it.

It's fucking embarrassing to think this is how my generation is squandering their talents

― unban dance squad (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, September 28, 2009 3:36 PM (4 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Guys there's a difference between people aping the bands they liked as a kid and building your entire aesthetic around how awesome it was to watch Legends Of The Hidden Temple

― Guerilla Zooey (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, September 28, 2009 6:25 PM (4 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

gonna stop cloggin the MPP thread with this. no fake band names. only real ones when they occur

1. Reading Rainbow
2. Golden Girls
3. Unsolved Mysteries
4. Ducktails
5. Universal Studios Florida
6. The Pudding Pops

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:01 (eleven years ago) link

hahaha The Pudding Pops. urge to post fake ones is almost overwhelming.

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:03 (eleven years ago) link

also read that as 'Whiney biennial'

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:04 (eleven years ago) link

Roy Division?

Oh hang on, I mean Joy Orbison.

or is it?

Mark G, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:04 (eleven years ago) link

NO

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:05 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, no one post fake ones, plz. i think this is an interesting trend that could stand some actual debate.

I think the Pudding Pops used to be called "Bill Cosby and His White Pudding Pops" and i am not bullshitting about that

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:06 (eleven years ago) link

i mean, also Joy Orbison i think falls under the 90s punk pop-culture mash-up trend of like John Cougar Concentration Camp and like Clearance Clarence Revolver or whatevs

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:07 (eleven years ago) link

this is about 20 somethings just borrowing the names of annoying, overplayed nostalgia tropes. it really is the pitchfork generation's version of Young Money "I got her... GROCERY BAG" rapping

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:08 (eleven years ago) link

.. i wasn't posting a fake one...

Mark G, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:10 (eleven years ago) link

saw this coming three or four years ago and feel vaguely guilty for supporting it in utero to be honest

strongohulkingtonsghost, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:11 (eleven years ago) link

xpost, i was talkin to blueski

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:11 (eleven years ago) link

i don't know if i've ever even heard a chillwave album. what's the big one to listen to?

Mordy, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:11 (eleven years ago) link

Memory Tapes, I guess.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:12 (eleven years ago) link

Neon Indian's record from last year was one of the big ones, I think.

kshighway (ksh), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:13 (eleven years ago) link

has the thing where they "rap" over old volumes of jock jams stopped yet?

strongohulkingtonsghost, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:13 (eleven years ago) link

atari teenage riot

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:13 (eleven years ago) link

memory tapes (hey guys, remember tapes?)

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:14 (eleven years ago) link

neon indian (reference to the seminal mr. wizard episode with the neon indian)

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:14 (eleven years ago) link

washed out (stonewashed jeans)

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:15 (eleven years ago) link

toro y moi (preppy fashion label like polo and izod)

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:16 (eleven years ago) link

and that's all of the chillwave bands, the end

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:16 (eleven years ago) link

i mean, in Harvell's Wham City piece, I always thought this part rang somewhere between articulate justification of motives and total bullshit

"The melting pot of referential visual materials--all the fliers, the videos we're making, board games, comic books--it's a melting pot of these mythologies that are coming out of what might be called `low cultures,'" Roche says. "And I think that's super important. I think it's something we all share. It goes back to Beauty and the Beast--all of the things we've been talking about feed into that. Instead of it being purely ironic or purely a joke, those mythologies are being seamlessly integrated into more spiritual art."

And now I'm realizing that Wham City is like Marchel Duchamp compared to the laziness of naming your band a fucking TV show

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:21 (eleven years ago) link

this may not be the thread for Shuki Levy as greatest influence on last 5 years of music musings, but there is probably a band somewhere out there named after every TV show he worked on, just need to bump this thread whenever I find one

canna kirk (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:22 (eleven years ago) link

not a chillwave band, but *This Moment In Black History* reminds me of this.

scott seward, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:24 (eleven years ago) link

kinda like if you named your band *A Very Special Episode Of Blossom*.

scott seward, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:26 (eleven years ago) link

yeah wham city was definitely the tipping point or at least an early outlier of this stuff...i think maybe it being in the air in baltimore for so long is why i'm more ambivalent about it than whiney or whoever now, i already went through rolling my eyes and then accepting it and finding people i like who are guilty of it.

some dude, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:27 (eleven years ago) link

Cold Cave - back in the 80s I lived in a cave with no heating

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:28 (eleven years ago) link

yeah wham city was definitely the tipping point or at least an early outlier of this stuff...i think maybe it being in the air in baltimore for so long is why i'm more ambivalent about it than whiney or whoever now, i already went through rolling my eyes and then accepting it and finding people i like who are guilty of it.

― some dude, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:27 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Uh, try Fort Thunder

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:31 (eleven years ago) link

i've seen wham city people cite fort thunder as an inspiration but i literally know nothing else about it other than that their best known band is lightening bolt, and i thought they were like a hard rockin instrumental band, not any 80s retro bullshit?

some dude, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:34 (eleven years ago) link

fort thunder dudes like chippendale and paperrad or whatev would do weird and wild stuff in their art with thngs like garfield and bart simps, but it was always really mutated and distorted and weird, and generally pretty awesome.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:38 (eleven years ago) link

stuff from my generation was awesome, stuff from the younger generation is dumb

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:39 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, more Hartley hare!

Mark G, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:40 (eleven years ago) link

unsloved mysteries

anita bonghit (rionat), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:40 (eleven years ago) link

The New Zoo Revue Revue

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:42 (eleven years ago) link

my new band: *Ben Matlock's Season Four Cameo On Diagnosis Murder*

scott seward, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:46 (eleven years ago) link

ducktails is a really cool band name

Lamp, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:46 (eleven years ago) link

Boards of Canada surely were the first band to do this?

Groke, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:46 (eleven years ago) link

okay, really, i'm all for this, i guess. ducktails is a pretty good band name.

scott seward, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:46 (eleven years ago) link

not v. chill but (wikipedia time) Crystal Castles were named after ... She-Ra's fortress in the sky

canna kirk (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:48 (eleven years ago) link

ducktails is a really cool terrible band name

Fixed that for you.

anagram, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:49 (eleven years ago) link

not all these bands are chillwave. I'll allow it.

7. Crystal Castles

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:49 (eleven years ago) link

fort thunder was never "cute." or at least ONLY cute.

also very few of these bands will ever produce anything on par with the non-musical shit many of the fort thunder guys produced, simply from a scale/intensity/effort standpoint. effort seems to be beyond most of them.

also crystal castles was named for a video game, whatever the band says.

strongohulkingtonsghost, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:51 (eleven years ago) link

tho both lightning bolt and chippendale's comics made a lot of people of the following generation think they could do what he could do, but they can't, at least not with the ease they think, and they haven't.

strongohulkingtonsghost, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:53 (eleven years ago) link

isn't Vampire Weekend super proud of the fact that one of the associations w/ the title of their new album is the title of an old Nintendo game?

some dude, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:53 (eleven years ago) link

lol i was gonna say didn't we explore this idea about 4 months ago

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:55 (eleven years ago) link

I had assumed it was the game too but checked on Wikipedia and it said that. still 80s, -600 points to me for believing wikipedia

canna kirk (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:56 (eleven years ago) link

btw i know y'all will find this hard to believe but fort thunder's influence has been way more pernicious in comics/visual art than in music

strongohulkingtonsghost, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:56 (eleven years ago) link

"tho both lightning bolt and chippendale's comics made a lot of people of the following generation think they could do what he could do, but they can't, at least not with the ease they think, and they haven't."

why don't you marry him already.

scott seward, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:58 (eleven years ago) link

would if i could, man.

strongohulkingtonsghost, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:59 (eleven years ago) link

in a way there is a playfulness with this naming trend that i'm tempted to equate with some of the old rave producer/acts. this is all a bit 'tweer' tho perhaps.

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:00 (eleven years ago) link

is Robert Ashley a forerunner of chillwave?

You must be very cold in the sack. (sarahell), Monday, 29 April 2013 04:26 (eight years ago) link

yes. this influence was strikingly apparent when the Metropolitan Opera did an orchestral version of Neon Indian's Psychic Chasms last fall

the gentrification of chill (Pat Finn), Monday, 29 April 2013 05:24 (eight years ago) link

the dude from Washed Out
I think they burned him

the kind of man who best draws girls' eyeballs (Merdeyeux), Monday, 29 April 2013 11:30 (eight years ago) link

Take it Easy is a great song, one of the few great eagles songs

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 April 2013 12:47 (eight years ago) link

completely missed how dope com truise is amidst all this lolling

huun huurt 2 (Hurting 2), Thursday, 2 May 2013 23:15 (eight years ago) link

the ol come trues

wk, Thursday, 2 May 2013 23:17 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLiJnFS4Hkw

huun huurt 2 (Hurting 2), Thursday, 2 May 2013 23:18 (eight years ago) link

reminds me a lot of DJ Shadow in the way he constructs tunes, but with a different sonic palette

huun huurt 2 (Hurting 2), Thursday, 2 May 2013 23:20 (eight years ago) link

eight months pass...

BURT BACHARACH TO THE FUTURE

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 23 January 2014 20:45 (seven years ago) link

lol

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:18 (seven years ago) link

Bacharach to the Future would have been sufficient.

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:23 (seven years ago) link

Now I'm waiiting for a DJ duo, Bert & Ernie Hudson.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:29 (seven years ago) link

I think I like Bleeding Rainbow

charitable remainder unitrust (crüt), Friday, 31 January 2014 00:33 (seven years ago) link

i fucken love em

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Friday, 31 January 2014 00:51 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

chet faker

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:39 (seven years ago) link

Tera Melos premiere "Slimed" video via Brooklyn Vegan

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:24 (seven years ago) link

think there's a bit more to tera melos than this, but not as much as I'd hope

imago, Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:25 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...
one month passes...

Someone must have told this guy that there's already a band called Twin Peaks: http://www.obscuresound.com/2014/07/pin-tweaks-girl-wire/

Immediate Follower (NA), Monday, 4 August 2014 15:00 (six years ago) link

AND there's already a Pwin ▲▲ Teaks

http://cinyf.wordpress.com/reviews/pwin-%E2%96%B2%E2%96%B2-teaks-aoxomoxoa/

dilligaf escape plan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 4 August 2014 16:16 (six years ago) link

The British bar band version is Weak Pints.

Immediate Follower (NA), Monday, 4 August 2014 16:17 (six years ago) link

ha

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 4 August 2014 16:30 (six years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/96/Twin_Freaks.jpg

creatively bankrupt newish mashup/post-Wings bands whose names are just '80s ephemera

Doctor Casino, Monday, 4 August 2014 16:42 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

2 for the price of 1

Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 10 October 2014 15:32 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

Adderall Canyonly
https://adderallcanyonly.bandcamp.com/

skip, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 21:02 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

From the depths of Chicago, The Warehouse to Paradise Garage, The Sound Factory to Studio 54 came HOUSE.
The Hacienda and Turnmills, Hard Times and The End…HOUSE and more HOUSE.
Friday till Monday, HOUSE every weekend and all weekend long.
The London Orbital M25, anywhere and everywhere,
Every weekend just HOUSE.
Space and Amnesia, London, Paris, New York.
HOUSE is our history.
It overcame racial divides and united the masses,
HOUSE music changed the world.
HOUSE is a feeling and a release,
A tribute to those who work hard every week and let themselves go.
HOUSE is hope.
HOUSE is working hard to relive that feeling every single weekend.
HOUSE is more alive than ever before.
This is the story of how a man called David Zowie has captured the heart of HOUSE, and how we live it EVERY WEEKEND.

pissbaby nobody in the corner (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 March 2015 10:12 (six years ago) link

what a wanker

pissbaby nobody in the corner (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 March 2015 10:13 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

May 7th, 2015 - Hopeless Records is thrilled to announce the signing of What's Eating Gilbert, the new musical endeavor of New Found Glory's lead guitarist, Chad Gilbert. Additionally, the band has announced their new album, That New Sound You're Looking For, which is set to release via Hopeless Records on July 10th! The first single, as well as the album pre-order, will be available on June 2nd.

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Charleston, SC's Heyrocco has announced their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, out June 2nd via Old Flame Records (US) and June 8th via Vital Music Group (UK/Europe). Influenced by an era when alternative, guitar-driven rock and angst-fueled jams ruled the airwaves, the trio crafts '90s-inspired pop tunes updated for modern times.

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Sick Sad World is a lot of things. It’s coming up next on MTV’s Daria and it’s a more than apt summary of where we as humans have taken things and where we’re going. Most importantly, however, it’s a band in a cartoon universe within the mind of Jake Jones, an Olympia-born and Seattle-residing skateboarder, kickboxer, and smoothie enthusiast who, on Fear and Lies, out on 4/21/2015 through Seattle upstart Help Yourself Records, has knocked out 11 guitar pop gems ready for their inclusion on the classic hits playlists of the future.

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clikbait ikatowi (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 7 May 2015 22:00 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

Fuck you

http://www.stereogum.com/1833992/boosegumps-stole-ur-bike/mp3s/

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:51 (five years ago) link

They’ve shared tour bills with Free Cake For Every Creature and I Tried To Run Away When I Was 6

Please, make it stop...

Half as cool as Man Sized Action (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:59 (five years ago) link

Joe Oxley, the one and only man behind TVAM, describes his sound as Post-Internet, motivational slime-punk and we totally dig it.

these are my pincers and if you don't like them I have udders (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 October 2015 09:23 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

KANYE WEST ‏@kanyewest 6h6 hours ago
My next album is titled "Turbo Grafx 16" as of now…

just sayin, Saturday, 27 February 2016 10:55 (five years ago) link

lollllll

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 27 February 2016 13:04 (five years ago) link

I've intellectually bankrupted five companies

calstars, Saturday, 27 February 2016 13:22 (five years ago) link

Holy shits at that Boosegumps name

van smack, Saturday, 27 February 2016 16:21 (five years ago) link

i'm currently playing in a band called Maris Vera, no shame tbh

some dude, Saturday, 27 February 2016 16:35 (five years ago) link

Aussie emo band named Ted Danson With Wolves just played here :/

etc, Saturday, 27 February 2016 21:57 (five years ago) link

lol that one is funny

sarahell, Saturday, 27 February 2016 21:59 (five years ago) link

Yeah, that one is funny

van smack, Saturday, 27 February 2016 23:03 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Naphta
Eltron John

https://transatlantyk.bandcamp.com/music

skip, Friday, 22 April 2016 18:10 (five years ago) link

Naphta is more reminiscent of Naptha

sarahell, Friday, 22 April 2016 18:12 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://soundcloud.com/cgijoe

CGI Joe

this band's name is actually really cool

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:09 (five years ago) link

there is a song called "Sinusoidal Wibbler"

damn this is so Athens. so great.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:11 (five years ago) link

otm

sisterhood of the baggering vance (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:58 (five years ago) link

Gold Panda

flappy bird, Saturday, 14 May 2016 05:03 (five years ago) link

oof. hurts.

Treeship, Saturday, 14 May 2016 06:32 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobics HVS?
Announce UK Tour For October 2016

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobics VHS? Have announced that they will be touring the UK in October 2016.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE JANE FONDA AEROBIC VHS? is a strange bird in the Finnish rock scene not only because of it's long name, but also because the band doesn't have a guitar player.
Instead melodies and distorted sound walls are created by good old Casio and Eco-organs. Packed with 60's girl group/soul-melodies, bubble gum punk riffs and pounding drums, which will make your
eardrums bleed, this newcomer is truly something to get to know. HYESTJFAVHS? gets it's influences from a rather wide range of genres: all the way from garage rock to doo-wop, rock'n'roll to
80's dream pop and 60's soul and girl groups. Full UK Tour dates below.

aromantic cuck (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 24 August 2016 08:17 (four years ago) link

having their name spelled three different ways in one short press release is no less than this band deserve tbqh

aromantic cuck (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 24 August 2016 08:19 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

Not 80s ephemera but there is a 90s cover band in this region that's called White Ford Bronco, and I find it in marginally poor taste (haha, murder, so droll)

There's another 90s cover band called the Bayside Tigers, which needed to be explained to me (hi i am an old)

Natalie Wouldn't (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:39 (one year ago) link


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