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"Tommy Kruse" by Peter Berkman. Speaking of Chip’n Dale tunes (minus Dale’s goofy ass), here is a new one from Anamanaguchi’s frontman.

It’s really chill stuff, a track you can just listen to in your room while you construct your next great Magic the Gathering deck or somethin’. Like a T1 deck, ‘cause you’re not even trying to be serious about it. Maybe throw a Balance in there. Get yourself a Sol Ring. It’s whatever, you know. Just some fun shit you can play with your bros.

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ツ ANAMANAGUCHI WORLD ✌ trackkk

Anamanaguchi World — damnnn the Brooklyn boys are goin’ hammer on this joint. These dudes are a problem.

Other chiptune releases that you must hear:

Listen to these songs, and have an awesome life.

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Hear also: More Anamanaguchi tunes
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Anamanaguchi and USK (of Portalenz) bringing down the house at Tokyo Blip Fest 2011. This was one of my favorite videos I ever posted to GameSetWatch, which you might have heard is no more. I thought a lot about this performance today, but I don’t know why. I wish I was in that crowd here, that I was a part of this.

I wish I could have come up with some mind-blowing posts to end GameSetWatch’s run with, but instead, if you go there now or anytime in the future, you’ll see a round-up about pinball, some Katsuya Terada art, a funny look at blue and orange video game covers (from the awesome Danny Cowan), and a mock-up of Ponyo for GBC.

I need to make it out to a Blip Fest one of these days.

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Hear also: More Anamanaguchi tunes

Let It Bleep: Anamanaguchi x Beatles mash-up art by Bryan Lee O’Malley (of Scott Pilgrim fame).
The Brooklyn-based boy band popped up on Last Call with Carson Daly the other night, by the way — watch them pretend to play arcade games and shove dudes here.
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Let It Bleep: Anamanaguchi x Beatles mash-up art by Bryan Lee O’Malley (of Scott Pilgrim fame).

The Brooklyn-based boy band popped up on Last Call with Carson Daly the other night, by the way — watch them pretend to play arcade games and shove dudes here.

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums

Hear also: Some Anamanaguchi tunes

"UNME" by Anamanaguchi, one of four tracks recorded at the band’s Daytrotter session. This is the first time I’ve heard a studio version of this song, and it is that refreshing breeze this sweltering summer week has needed.

I often imagine peculiar scenes to go with songs that I like and have no words. With “UNME”, I see a young man looking up at the evening sky and accidentally meeting eyes with a far-off being on a foreign world.

In that moment before his head turns and ends their connection, he lives through every experience, every dream, and every heartbreak of that psychic entity’s lifetime up to that point.

And as their gaze breaks, he feels his consciousness disentangling from his temporary twin’s, pulled out of the being’s body and from the alien planet, traversing backwards through solar systems at a quadzillion light years per minute until it bursts through Earth’s atmosphere and crashes back into him.

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Too Dramatic (Anamanaguchi Remix) - Ra Ra Riot

Too Dramatic (Anamanaguchi Remix)

Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot’s “Too Dramatic” remixed by Anamanaguchi. It’s not as epic as the chip-rock band raucously covering Gucci Mane’s “I’m the Shit”, but what is? It’s a tasty track, though, and once again proof that vocals + chiptunes is math.

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[Via Brooklyn Vegan, Image via Rebecca Seung]

Knife City (Anamanaguchi’s Luke Silas) killing it at a rooftop barbeque in Brooklyn earlier this week.

He lays down some crispy tracks with his Game Boys throughout the entire vid, no doubt, but then his swag goes over 9000 at around 4:30, when he breaks into a chiptune rendition of Alice Deejay’s “Better Off Alone”.

New headline for game blogs: Luke Silas’ Winning Smile Is The Chiptunes Band That Just Might Break Through.

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums

Hear also: Knife City’s “Running In Dreams”, "Party In The USK" (Miley Cyrus cover OMG)

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"Prom Night" by Anamanaguchi, a song about prom night and shit, performed live at Blip Festival 2011.

So I tried to record this song with my phone, but it just came out as an undecipherable drone of noise. I guess the iPhone camera isn’t the best audio recording tool? But this video by Emma Story does a great job, and even captures the accompanying visuals by Party Time! Hexcellent!

Here is Anamanaguchi’s other new song from its Blip Festival performance last month:

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[Via Party Time! Hexcellent!]

Anamanaguchi poster for a July show in Williamsburg, illustrated by Maré Odomo and designed by Cory Schmitz (click for a larger image). I am swooning all over this.
The art is based on Adrian Tomine’s ”Super-hero Girls” piece for Weezer, adding extra touches like the yellow Game Boy, Totoro pillow, Wavebird controller, and Famicom. You can also see some Anamanaguchi bits like Frug, the Four Loko can, and band members Peter and Luke (represented here by the lesbian rockers).
Attract Mode will sell 24” x 36” prints at the show.
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Hear also: Anamanaguchi tunes
[Via Cory Schmitz, Mare Odomo]

Anamanaguchi poster for a July show in Williamsburg, illustrated by Maré Odomo and designed by Cory Schmitz (click for a larger image). I am swooning all over this.

The art is based on Adrian Tomine’s ”Super-hero Girls” piece for Weezer, adding extra touches like the yellow Game Boy, Totoro pillow, Wavebird controller, and Famicom. You can also see some Anamanaguchi bits like Frug, the Four Loko can, and band members Peter and Luke (represented here by the lesbian rockers).

Attract Mode will sell 24” x 36” prints at the show.

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums

Hear also: Anamanaguchi tunes

[Via Cory Schmitz, Mare Odomo]

Two Game Boy cameras capturing Anamanaguchi’s Blip Festival 2011 performance. I handed a card to one of the two GB Camera photographers following the incredible, incredibly loud set, so it’s possible we’ll get to see some of the pictures — but this picture of them taking pictures works pretty well too.
Blip Festival continues tonight and tomorrow! Mary (my wife) and I will continue being there, as well.
[Note from Eric: Speaking of the Game Boy Camera, the new and improved GameSetWatch has a pretty rad post today about a Game Boy Camcorder mod!]
Buy: Anamanaguchi albums, Blip Festival 2011 tickets
See also: More Game Boy camera, Anamanaguchi posts

Two Game Boy cameras capturing Anamanaguchi’s Blip Festival 2011 performance. I handed a card to one of the two GB Camera photographers following the incredible, incredibly loud set, so it’s possible we’ll get to see some of the pictures — but this picture of them taking pictures works pretty well too.

Blip Festival continues tonight and tomorrow! Mary (my wife) and I will continue being there, as well.

[Note from Eric: Speaking of the Game Boy Camera, the new and improved GameSetWatch has a pretty rad post today about a Game Boy Camcorder mod!]

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums, Blip Festival 2011 tickets

See also: More Game Boy camera, Anamanaguchi posts

Covox performing this week at the Datapop 5.0 concert in beautiful Austin, TX. According to the artist himself commenting on YouTube, this is a “fairly new” track. 

In other awesome chiptune news with associated video, RockGamer Studios will bring Ananamanaguchi’s “Airbrushed” to Rock Band Network next week (which means it’ll be available on Xbox at first, then maybe on PS3 if Harmonix decides to move it over, and not on Wii). The track was first announced in October.

Here’s a clip of the track being played by some guys who seem suspiciously good at playing Ananamanaguchi songs:

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums, Covox EPs

See also: More chiptunes

[Via TCTD]