I don't even know what else to say, really, about NYC-based chip-rock quartet Anamanaguchi. Their music more or less speaks for itself.
It's always fun to hear composers talk about their favorite musicians. This past weekend at PAX, I sat down with a group of the biggest names in AAA video game music to talk about all things musical and video games. Fresh from their panel at PAX, I chatted with Dragon Age composer Inon Zur, Assassin's Creed's Jesper…
Florida singer/songwriter Shauna Sweeney has a boyfriend, and he sounds like a pretty great guy. He's into video games, comics, and he's pretty good at defragging a hard drive. And so, she wrote this adorable (and catchy!) song called "My Nerdy Boyfriend."
Hey, you know who was amazing? Jeff Buckley. Even the uninitiated think of him as "The guy who did that incredible, heartbreaking version of "Hallelujah" that I will literally never hear enough times."
Did you ever wonder what would have happened if the boy from Limbo had reunited with his sister? And say, gone on a safari in Africa?
It's not like Edgar Wright's cinematic adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's excellent Scott Pilgrim books wasn't good on its own. But there was a moment for me in this film when it went from "Okay, this is fun" to "Holy shit, this is awesome," and it happened because of a band, and because of a song.
This one has been out in the ether for a little while now, but somehow I hadn't seen it. Which means that I hadn't lived, because damn.
The brooklyn duo Chairlift has released a music video for their tune "Met Before," and it's something of a choose your own adventure… and depending on how you choose, that adventure can be dramatically different.
Kimbra's first album may have been out for a year, but most of the people I talk to have only heard her singing with Gotye on his great (though overplayed) tune "Somebody That I Used To Know."
You know what? I think that Jesper Kyd is a darned fine composer. He's best known for his work on the Assassin's Creed series, and his work has come to embody that series for me—that piercing, odd solo female voice, driving electronic beats, and wide-open string arrangements. He captures the series' fixation upon…
Most of us have seen The Social Network, and an equal number of us are probably tired of hearing about the Zuck, Mr. Z, Mark Zuckerberg. But there's always room for three talented women singing about his life to re-lyric'd versions of famous show tunes!
Video games and comics go together like, well, like video games and comics. I seem to see them coming together more and more—the latest fusion of the two media is "Adventures in Pixels," a cute music/comic hybrid by musician Ben Landis.
I've only been to Toronto once, and it was in high school for a band trip. I think we went to "Medieval Times"?
The first time I heard DVA's lovely soundtrack to Botanicula, I thought it sounded like The Books. Here's "Tokyo," one of the most famous tracks from their 2003 album The Lemon of Pink. Which, obviously, you should totally own.
Here's one for all the fans of latin music—pianist Michel Camilo is a far cry from the mellow melodies of Antonio Carlos Jobim… but that's okay. Sometimes music just has to kick ungodly amounts of ass.
Are you done having the seizure induced by this video's thumbnail? Cool. Sorry about that. Okay:
This past Monday, I got hipped to this video by FreddieGredde, YouTube tribute-artist extraordinaire.
"I'd like to make a request."
Here at Kotaku Melodic, we sometimes talk about music that doesn't turn up in video games. This week is no different! When I was writing about Botanicula earlier this week, I mentioned my well-documented bass clarinet bias; it's one of my favorite instruments, though I don't own one myself.