Have any of you heard of this band? Their album just came out this last Monday (10/24/11) but they had previously released a few EPs.
I would describe them as mostly an alternative punk band but they also use 8-bit gaming systems as instruments. Their sound is something like 3OH!3 meets Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Using an NES or GameBoy as an instrument is certainly nothing new (in fact, there’s an entire underground music genre dedicated to this style) but their use of catchy loops, mad scientist hooks, and (sometimes hilarious) geek-but-proud lyrics is pure fun.
One complaint is that some of the songs are really kind of samey – you can only use Mario’s coin capture sound effect so many times before it starts sounding recycled.
Here are some choice lyrics to their new single The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth
I remember trying to talk to you in High School
Couldn’t even get a look ‘cause you were too cool
But now we’re older and we’re playing by the new rules
We lived and learned
Because as time moves on we find we belong and then in the end…
We were the ones you used to make fun of
We stayed at home and learned instead of falling in love
We never got the chance to be prom king
We didn’t even dance but here’s the thing
We got the cars
We got the money
We need some sun
But I’m tellin’ you honey
The geeks will inherit the earth