mudcub (mudcub) wrote,

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Name That Tunesmith

I'm a big fan of "alternative music". That means I'm an aging hipster who is a sucker for any new band marketed as being "edgy" while still providing me basic guitar-bass-drums-vocals power pop with catchy hooks and oh-so-arch lyrics. Hell, I made it to Coachella this year. I'm a prisoner of twee.

Last year, I mistook several bands because I thought their names sounded the same:

The Shins
The Hives
The Vines
The Wrens
The Cribs
The Dregs
The Dears
The Kills
The Field

And then for some reason, this year there are a whole bunch of white guys in bands with "black" in their name:

Black Keys
Black Kids
Black Dice
Black Lips
Black Mountain
Frank Black

Then there are white bands, too:

White Lies
White Rabbits
Jack White

There is the animal collective of all sorts of bands named after creatures (including the band called "The Creatures"):

Fleet Foxes
Panda Bear
Grizzly Bear
Minus the Bear
The Bird and the Bee
Noah And The Whale
Simian Mobile Disco
Cage the Elephant
Felix da Housecat
Dr. Dog
Peanut Butter Wolf
Band Of Horses
The Bug
The Mountain Goats
The Wrens

Finally, you can do crystal in several different ways this year:

Crystal Castles
Crystal Method
Crystal Stilts

I swear some days I can't tell my Ra Ra Riot from my Gang Gang Dance, or my Cut Copy from my Cut Chemist...

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