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Anamanaguchi

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New York City (2003 – present)

Anamanaguchi is a four-piece band from New York City that makes emotional punk, pop, & dance music using hacked Nintendos, Game Boys, and 16-bit soundscapes. Members include Peter Berkman (guitar, songwriting), Ary Warnaar (guitar, songwriting), James DeVito (bass, stage visuals engineer), and Luke Silas (drums, solo act ‘knife city’). A member of the artist collective 8bitpeoples, Peter Berkman had been creating chiptune music since 2003. Their debut album, ‘Power Supply’ EP, was released in 2006 as a free download. The name “Anamanaguchi” came about from the members’ internships at Armani (Berkman and DeVito), Prada (Warnaar), and Gucci (Silas) while studying fashion at Parsons School of Design.

On March 3, 2009 they released their first full-length album, ‘Dawn Metropolis’, featuring 7 songs that pushed the chiptune-rock formula to a new level and included a website full of visual landscapes for the tracks. The following Summer the band began releasing free downloadable “summer singles” on their website: ‘Airbrushed’, ‘My Skateboard Will Go On’, Aurora (Meet Me in the Stars)’, and ‘Mess’. The band was later commissioned by Universal & Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley to create ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (Original Videogame Soundtrack)’ to coincide with the movie of the same title.

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  • SinkingStarship

    On tour this spring! I'll be at the Atlanta show for sure.

    25 Feb 10:01pm Reply
  • Ondskapet

    Revengineers are pretty similar

    20 Jan 3:27pm Reply
  • acevem

    Are there any other bands similar to this greatness?

    16 Jan 9:22pm Reply
  • BronyfiedP

    tbh I gotta say I listened to some stuff on YouTube and spotify and I think they sound quite boring, but I for some reason I keep coming back

    6 Jan 2:26am Reply
  • heartdelay

    "why is Prom Night the second top played track?" Cuz it's a fuckin banger [2]

    5 Jan 1:37am Reply
  • MarsilVendeur

    was not expecting pop it from them but goddamn 10/10

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Keyblade_91

    "why is Prom Night the second top played track?" Cuz it's a fuckin banger

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Ondskapet

    [USA] won't be a chiptune album according to their twitter.

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ItaloCardoso-

    MY BEST DISCOVERY OF 2014 <3

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • oooBUBU7ooo

    They say they're not influenced by videogame music but stuff like Airbrushed reminds me a lot of first 3D-era Sonic games... that's definitely a good thing

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Ondskapet

    Because it's a great song

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • kouta55

    why is Prom Night the second top played track?

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • VydaviGlaza

    meow !

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ItaloCardoso-

    Wooooow! Great band to videogame lovers :)

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • about20dollars

    im ready for [USA] oh my god

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Lextasys

    Wow!

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Ondskapet

    They don't play the 8-bit sounds using their instruments, they are tracked using a real NES and played live using playback. The guitars usually play the same things as the NES though. They layer it all on top of each other.

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Seperat0r

    Endless Fantasy is the typa album to get your mind right. Even when there's no lyrics it reeks of positivity and reassurance. It's like this album wants me to be a better person, it wants me to stop dwelling on the past and look to the future, and to treat people well. It's a truly abstract feeling. Like I know plenty of chiptune has a super posi vibe to it, but Endless Fantasy really gives me a feeling that I can only compare to Andrew Jackson Jihad, if you can feel me on that.

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mikenike925

    they play guitars that make 8 bit sounds?

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Seperat0r

    Japan Air is for sure one of my favorite songs ever.

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
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