Anamanaguchi scored the Scott Pilgrim game, played the Studio @ Webster Hall w/ Peelander-Z & Starscream (pics)
photos by Leia Jospe
“Unlike the heroes of “Tron: Legacy,” the members of Anamanaguchi haven’t gotten trapped inside a video game. But they did get to compose the score for “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game,” which is almost as appropriate. That’s because Anamanaguchi plays “chiptune” music – jumpy, bleepy rock that incorporates the rudimentary tones of such early eight-bit video-game systems as Game Boy and NES.
An American band with a fake-Japanese name, Anamanaguchi doesn’t rely entirely on braying electronics. The group adds guitar, drums and bass to its instrumentals, yielding music that suggests a more trebly version of Trans Am, the D.C. trio that melds electro- and arena-rock.” [Washington Post]
Anamanaguchi began a short tour at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on 1/6, and ended it last night (1/16) in Boston. On Friday night, 1/14, they made a stop at The Studio at Webster Hall with Peelander-Z and Starscream. More pictures, and a video, from that show, below…