Finally!! A band that named itself after a random Gary Busey quote! The world owes you one, iwrestledabearonce.
I was starting to get writer's block from the stress of not finding any group that would take this oh-so logical step. But now that 's been taken care of, I can relax and let the words flow again.
The L.A.-by-Shreveport/Louisiana band are primarily known for their musical diversity and their propensity to shift genres in-song. Call them avant-garde metal, metalcore, mathcore, deathcore, whatever. When it gets down to it, I'd like to refer to them as 'uniquecore' (not Uniqua, the purple hippoesque thing on kids' TV show Backyardigans).
Wow. Now I get it. With so many time changes and ideas going on, how else were they going to say their name while playing live unless they jammed everything together into one word? It's also the perfect social media handle, and the perfect random thought to mutter at a party just to keep everyone on their toes.
While I'm on a creative high, maybe there's some potential fake song/album title or band name ideas in this treasure trove of a montage...
This week's entry could be the title of a James Bond film or biography about Central American dictators. It's neither, but just as or even more cinematic in scope.
The Last Shadow Puppets are a English supergroup sideproject fronted by the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and the most-Mod-of-Mods-not-named-Paul-Weller, Miles Kane. they were inspired by early Bowie, groovy orchestral master David Axelrod and
They both wanted the word 'shadow' in the name somewhere, not necessarily for any particular reason, but more for the ambiguity the word can have. “It’s The Last Shadow Puppets, because hopefully it means there won’t need to be any more Shadow Puppets,” laughs Turner. “It’s quite big and dramatic,” suggests Kane. “You can look at us as shadow puppets, I guess. We’re both in our bands, so this is in our own shadows. It’s in our own little world.”
And this video flows right into the video for Everything You've Come To Expect. A mini cinematic opus, if you will.
But then, they go and make the best perfume ad/Italian movie never made. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you "Miracle Aligner". Hmm... Miracle Aligner would be a great fake band name...
I can usually guess a band's style by their name, so when I found out about Animals as Leaders, I'm thinking, "probably a quirky indie band with a smallish-yet-devoted fanbase".
Not even close.
This L.A. trio mixes metal, jazz, electronic, latin, classical, and fusion styles with their godlike playing skills, creating some intensely groove-laden sonic landscapes.
Imagine Rush but only playing instrumentals that are louder, faster and can turn on a dime.
Now enough about the band, here's a Public Service Announcement about immature Middle School bullies and their comeuppance via being pelted by rubber balls that go "Goink".
...thought it was high time for some Canadian content, and these guys check the box in spades.
U.S.S., or Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, started in Toronto back in 2007, and actually met a few years earlier while stocking the beer fridge (what's more Canadian than that, eh?) at the 19th hole of a local golf course. Their love of music drew them together, and from this, Ashley Buchholz aka Ash Boo-Schultz (vocals, guitars, erhu) and Jason "Human Kebab" Parsons (turntables/hype man) began their 'Nirvana-Unplugged-meets-a-glow-stick-laden-rave mission.
The band name came to fruition when Ash Boo-Schultz put together a detailed life-plan of the person that he wanted to be. The title of this life plan? Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, which basically sums up the styles of music that merge together in their songs, as well as the divergent personalities of the two performers that create the music.
And this video/song couldn't be a better example of the mishmashed glory that is U.S.S.
Now, usually if you're going to name your band after some form of garbage, you're leaning towards being a bit of a goofball outfit. Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste is just that band.
With their "party thrash metal" songs mainly based around either beer, post-apocalyptic mutants and thrash metal in general, the Municipal boys have built a devout following of fans who love their high energy, humor-laden (ie. a split EP based on Kurt Russell films called "Tango & Thrash") tunes.
And nothin' beats a spoof gameshow video!
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