Anamanaguchi with Rock Club, from the Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game OST.
Anamanaguchi are a chiptune indie band from New York, New York! Headed by frontman, Peter Venkm—I mean er…Berkman with Dann—I mean James DeVito on bass, Ary Warnaar on guitar, and drummer Luke Silas.
Unlike other chiptune bands in the genre Anamanaguchi makes “loud, fast music with a hacked NES from 1985” and backs their synthesizers and NES with fantastic instrumentals. Also interesting, is that Peter states that the band’s music has nothing to do with videogames, it’s just their own original ideas of “simple” pop and rock songs with a twist; derivative of bands like Weezer and The Beach Boys.
Funnily enough, and slightly contradicting to my above statement, the band’s music has appeared in videogames such as the Scott Pilgrim VS The World OST (obviously), and Rock Band (3)
I have to say, personally though that, I’ve seen these guys live. And they’re AMAZING. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. the energy they have, the quirky neon guitar/bass strings/wires, the glowsticks spread throughout the crowd, everything was just great. And I wouldn’t trade that night for anything.
Oh, and on top of it all, Everyone in the band is SO NICE! Peter is probably the cutest, and nicest guy I have ever met! he even gave me his autograph, and casually chatted with me for a while, what a guy!
It’s always so cool when you get to know the people who create such awesome works of art in person, it really gives you a sense of who they are, and why they do it.
ANYWAY. I want to say that this was a GREAT game, I mean story-wise it was far from accurate to the book OR movie. but, it was honestly the best experience I’ve ever had with a brawler-type videogame. from the amazing score, done by Anamanaguchi, to the animations done by the very silly, and very morbid Paul Robertson
(http://visublog.mechafetus.com/archives/author/paul NSFW!, js.)
It was an amazing game overall, and the music just added to it and increased the enjoyment of my experience in every way possible.
Here’s Cheap Shop, one of the really offbeat and…”slower” songs on the album, but still one of my favorites by Anamanaguchi overall.
Also, here’s the link to their website where you can get all their singles for the low cost of Zero dollars! ~ http://anamanaguchi.com/singles/