323 posts tagged chiptunes
Anamanaguchi on Fallon/Late Night
I finally had a chance to catch these guys live at the Echoplex in LA last week, and dudes tore it up. Seriously, it was unreal. See these guys live. I thought I liked Endless Fantasy just a bit, but then I lost my mind when they performed “Prom Night”.
Oh, and video might take half a minute to load because Hulu.
More pizza and a new Anamanaguchi music video
“Girls come and go, but pizza is forever.”
Anamanaguchi’s new album streaming on Youtube
I stream like 80% of the music I listen to at my desk on Youtube, so it’s awesome that Anamanaguchi just threw Endless Fantasy on there for anyone to listen to for free!
If you prefer reading about chiptune stuff over listening to the music — or maybe you’re into reading about chiptune junk while listening to it — there are two articles I haven’t read but will link anyway: The Charms of Chiptune (New Yorker) and Anamanaguchi - The Ninja Turtles of Rock (Polygon).
Disk Zero [DEMO]
“Disk Zero” by Demoscene Time Machine
I’m not sure about most of you, but when summer starts rolling around for me, I start thinking about what I’ll be listening to on those hot summer nights. All signs are pointing to this summer being the summer of disco (see the brand new Daft Punk album), so here’s a delightfully chunky nu-disco/house track from Demoscene Time Machine, all the way from Stockholm, Sweden.
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“Never Grow Up” by Euan Lynn
Fast-paced chip punk recorded in the most lo-fi way imaginable (a cassette tape in his bedroom), it embraces every bit of the garage punk aesthetic and I love it. This track is off Euan’s latest EP Never Grow Up Club, the rest of which is as fast-paced and youthfully furious as this.
Space Wax America (from ENDLESS FANTASY out May 14th)
Another joint from the new album, which drops any day now. I’m pumped for this, especially after hearing that the 22-track release will feature a number of guest vocalists — you all know that vox chip is my shit. The chiptune band also intends to re-release Endless Fantasy’s instrumental tracks with vocal remixes.
Sulumi • Music Offers The Third Eye
Off of the newest 8bitpeoples release, Sulumi takes Nanoloop to the next level and delivers a MASSIVE dance track. The other two remixes on there are just as brilliant, including a remix by Covox, who never fails to amaze me. As usual with 8bitpeoples, the release is completely free.
If you hadn’t heard about it, you should also really check out Nanoloop. It’s deceptively simple software available for a variety of platforms (including iOS and Android).
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Real human being, and a real chiptune cover
Gundersonmunderson created the graphics, animation, and music for this fun video. He emulated the Sega Genesis’ Yamaha YM2612 chip for this arrangement of College & Electric Youth’s “A Real Hero,” which you should remember from the soundtrack for Drive.
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8 Bit Mix - Duvet (Bôa)
NekuChan • Serial Experiments Lain
Present Day. Present Time.
This is old as hell and not even “true 8-bit,” but it’s going up here this afternoon anyway because “Duvet” was my strawberry jam. Not gonna lie, I stopped watching Serial Experiments Lain after like five episodes because what was even going on in that show, but I rocked Lain desktop wallpapers for years and actually picked up Bôa’s album. The original track is still too good.
“Nicholas D. Wolfwood“ feat. The Glowing Stars by Awkward Terrible
SO GLAD to see Awkward Terrible’s very first music video. For the uninitiated, Awkward Terrible is a pretty loud band from Milwaukee, WI that uses an NES to add to their punk sound. This particular track is actually from a split EP they did with the now-defunct The Glowing Stars (who, for some reason, split up, but keep releasing music). Because Awkward Terrible doesn’t mess around, they also released a second music video today, I just happened to like this one more.
SEXY-SYNTHESIZER Feat.Chihiro New CD「POP!」Preview Mix
A new Sexy-Synthesizer album drops this month! Have I mentioned how much we love Sexy Synthesizer, and that you should too? I mean, have you heard this “Sexual Healing” arrangement? Or this amazing song “Fly”?
If you haven’t yet, give those both a spin after you listen to this preview medley from the new album, titled Sexy Synthesizer Feat.Chihiro New CD “POP!”.
March’s Chiptune Events
If you enjoy chipmusic/chiptunes, here are some events THIS WEEK and NEXT WEEK in North America that you might find interesting.
First up, if you’re attending PAX East this weekend in Boston and want to do some dancing way before you go to the concerts, stop by the Jamspace Friday (3/22) and Saturday (3/23) between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm for some great chiptunes presented by the Boston8Bit crew. Individual performers for each day are listed on their Facebook event.
If you happen to be in or around Montreal instead, this Saturday the 23rd is also an installment of Toy Company, which you may recall from this video highlight. A group of some of my favorite North American artists will be performing this time around and it promises to be an amazing show. It is being hosted at Foonzo, a gaming bar in Montreal.
For those of you attending GDC and/or living in San Francisco, 8bitSF has you covered with not 1 but 2 chip shows next week. There is POW POW: A Colossal Night of Sound + Vision (3/26) and POW POW: Bonus Round (3/29), the latter of which includes Derris Kharlan, who we’ve featured here before.
Lastly, if you’re in New York City (or the surrounding area) on Saturday the 30th, Pulsewave will be having a show featuring the Piko Piko Detroit crew! The event details are on the Facebook event or Pulsewave NYC’s Tumblr. This event has an open mic so if you’ve been making some chiptunes, come on out and show us!