Are there any Scott Pilgrim fans out there? How about any old-school 8-bit Nintendo fans? If you have a soft spot for Legend of Zelda or have ever spent 80+ hours playing Final Fantasy to its completion, Anamanaguchi is the perfect band for you. They mix fast, instrumental power-pop music with the nostalgia of old video game noises for a high-energy 8-bit experience. On recordings, the band's music is mostly 8-bit, but live, the NYC four-piece brings guitars, bass, and drums into the mix for an analog/electronic hybrid experience. The band recently wrote and performed the soundtrack for the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World video game, based off of the popular movie and comic books of the same name. Anamanaguchi have a knack for ear worms - the song featured below, "Another Winter," is a particularly good example.
They are performing tonight as the opener for the excellent indie rockers in Fang Island. The show is at the Tralf, it starts at 8:00pm, and tickets are $12.