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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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  • Ondskapet

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

    15 Dec 9:43pm Reply
  • ItaloCardoso-

    MY BEST DISCOVERY OF 2014 <3

    11 Dec 1:19am 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 12:17pm Reply
  • Ondskapet

    Because it's a great song

    3 Dec 7:17pm Reply
  • kouta55

    why is Prom Night the second top played track?

    28 Nov 4:05pm Reply
  • VydaviGlaza

    meow !

    27 Nov 12:53am Reply
  • ItaloCardoso-

    Wooooow! Great band to videogame lovers :)

    25 Nov 3:09am Reply
  • about20dollars

    im ready for [USA] oh my god

    24 Nov 12:19am Reply
  • Lextasys

    Wow!

    19 Nov 11:53am 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 3:45pm 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 12:35am Reply
  • mikenike925

    they play guitars that make 8 bit sounds?

    1 Nov 8:31pm Reply
  • Seperat0r

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

    30 Oct 10:57pm Reply
  • kouta55

    bleepy blops

    30 Oct 1:35pm Reply
  • RebelGlassZero

    pop it? really? :/

    6 Oct 3:09am Reply
  • Empty_Skies

    Thanks Target!!

    2 Oct 11:48pm Reply
  • Kamibaby

    Just listen to capsule it's 100% better

    27 Sep 11:27am Reply
  • fuckingworsnop

    endless fantasy <3

    21 Sep 3:34pm Reply
  • burahu

    Meow :3 [4]

    19 Sep 9:43am Reply
  • about20dollars

    extremely nice

    18 Sep 4:17am Reply
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