Put This On Your iPod: Anamanaguchi's Dawn Metropolis

You might have noticed that I was absent last week. With SXSW going on over Spring Break here in Austin, I was too busy running around town from show to show to write. But never fear! It was all for a good cause, because now I have even more bands to show you! I thought I’d kick this rejuvenation of my iTunes off with one of my personal favorite bands that I got to see live for the first time: Anamanaguchi and their album, Dawn Metropolis.
About the Band: Anamanaguchi bring a whole new meaning to the word nerd-core. It’s a band from New York City that features Peter Berkman and Ary Warnaar on guitar, James DeVito on bass, Luke Silas on drums….and a hacked NES and Gameboy. While they are a chiptune-punk band, they are pretty unique in the fact that they also play traditional instruments like a true rock band. If they sound familiar, then you must have played the Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game; they did the soundtrack for it.
Top 3 Tracks:
Blackout City
Mermaid
Dawn Metropolis
Why You Should Listen to It: I think the reason I love Anamanguchi so much is for 2 main reasons: they make it cool to be a geek, and they make me nostalgic for my childhood. Seriously, when I was a kid I was either playing Zelda, Donkey Kong, or watching my brother play games, and this music totally takes me back. Only in a much cooler way. (Plus, I’m way out of my awkward phase now, so that’s cool.)  If you need to get moving, I highly recommend this. It makes for a great soundtrack for that morning walk to campus to get you pumped up for the day, or when you just can’t spend another minute on the treadmill.

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