If Furbees, video games, neon colors, and the Internet interest you even somewhat, you may already know of Anamanaguchi and Kitty Pryde. The two of been the leading wave of music blog talk since premiering, circulating the likes of Tumblr and geeky websites alike.
For those who don’t already know of Anamanaguchi, here’s quick run-down:
The four-piece band started creating music in 2004, and debuted their first EP, Power Supply, in 2006. The band used a combination of 8bit sounds from old Nintendo gaming systems from the mid to late 80’s with the NES and Gameboy, along with a touch of “simple pop,” self described as being similar to Weezer and Beach Boys. They dropped their debut LP, Dawn Metropolis, in 2009, and received critical acclaim. The following years were spent crafted video game soundtracks for Bit.Trip Runner and the popular Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. They launched a Kickstarter to raise money for their latest album, Endless Fantasy (in which they’re promoting this tour!) and in just 11 hours, their funding goal of $50,000 was reached, but ultimately was backed by 7,253 people who contributed a grand total of $277,399, making Anamanguchi‘s Endless Fantasy the second-successful music related Kickstarter, behind Amanda Palmer.
Here’s a gem from Anamanaguchi‘s latest album, Endless Fantasy, titled “Meow,” which is a neon-colored video of an amazing time at the county fair riddled in numerous cat samples.
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The band also recorded a music video for the album’s title track in which they launched a slice of pizza into space. The band’s bass player, James DeVito, received an email from an environmental medicine professor at NYU, who learned about the video after a family found the pizza landed in their backyard. They almost lost all the footage, had the family called the NY bomb squad about the incident.
[youtube width=”700″ height=”394″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fdr-Fiv92c[/youtube]
Floridian rapper, Kitty, has been steadily skipping through the Internet since her viral debut last year. She got the attention of rapper RiFF RAFF, and the two collaborated on a song called “Orion’s Belt,” which has garnered over a million views on YouTube so far. Her delivery is extremely lazy and super casual, almost stumbling over the beats she chooses to play over. Her success drives from Tumblr and other social media outlets, gathering the attention of both peers and music critics. Her song, “Ok Cupid,” ranked number 17 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of top 50 songs of 2012.
[youtube width=”700″ height=”394″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNbeS-_EEA[/youtube]
[youtube width=”700″ height=”394″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoA2yylUGWE[/youtube]
Kitty takes production from numerous sources, such as boyfriend Hot Sugar (who produced the track above), Beautiful Lou, and GRANT Beats, who will be opening the show on Tuesday night. GRANT Beats has released a few tapes on Bandcamp, combining 90’s boom bap with modern southern/trap influence.
The show will be absolutely insane and it’s almost sold out. Admirers of Anamanaguchi already know what Tuesday night will bring alongside them, including vivid colored spectrums, a costumed audience, and probably lots of Furbees. Don’t miss your opportunity to party with one of the coolest bands to have ever performed, this Tuesday night, at The Social.
See Anamanguchi, Kitty, and GRANT Beats for $10 by buying your tickets in advanced, via TicketFly.
$12 at the door, all ages.