FIDLAR, Starscream, Newman Wolf
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
Anamanaguchi is a four-piece melodic, 8-bit rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Combining raw guitars and thrashing drums with a glitchy digital soundscape, they create a powerful, energetic sound that rests somewhere between organic and robotic. The band, started in 2003 by then 15-year-old Peter Berkman, released their debut POWER SUPPLY EP on the New York DIY label 8bitpeoples in 2006. In 2009 the lineup solidified with bassist James DeVito, Ary Warnaar on guitar & gameboy, and Luke Silas on drums and they released their second EP, DAWN METROPOLIS.
Anamanaguchi embodies the triumph over youthful suburban boredom through house shows, pizza parties, and late night video game sessions with friends in the same way the Beach Boys did through cars, babes, and surfing.
They provided a brand new 24-song soundtrack to the SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD video game (accompanying the NBC/Universal film) that was released on August 10th, 2010 by Ubisoft Montreal for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Abkco Music & Records digitally released the official soundtrack on August 24th, 2010 debuting at No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart (aka New Artist in SoundScan).
Last summer, they released a series of singles for free download from their website, each complete with original frenetic, seizure-inducing animated cover art and an accompanying b-side.
They are hyped and ready to party.
When not enjoying a meal at Pakistan Tea House, Damon Hardjowirogo and George Stroud join forces to create music as Starscream. With an extremely diverse set of influences including bands such as Mono, The Octopus Project and Iron Maiden, Starscream create drawn out compositions that tend to be both soothing and destructive, kind of like when a distant white dwarf explodes.
Since first founded in 2007, Starscream has put forth three releases; their most recent, Future, and It Doesn’t Work came out on 8bitpeoples in June of 2009. The following summer the band went on to support the album with a tour that included dates in the United Kingdom, Canada, and a week long North American excursion with best friends Anamanaguchi.
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