March 25th, 2013 | Have You Heard the New... | 0 Comments
The world’s greatest chiptune band – and noted Scott Pilgrim video game soundtrackers - Anamanaguchi return (finally!) with another full-length – Endless Fantasy. It drops May 14th. The new single from the album, “Planet”, however, moves the band in a more glo-fi direction, sounding something like the follow-up to Neon Indian‘s Psychic Chasms that we all kind of wanted. Luckily though, the ADHD melodies that made the band so bad-ass in the first place remain. And it’s also not as if they suddenly traded in the 8-bit sounds wholesale – there’s still plenty of them. The Game Boy fetishes will be satisfied.
However, the band has also put out another song from the album (+video) and “Meow” sounds pretty much like their last album Dawn Metropolis except maybe a bit more full-bodied. Also, that video is awesome.
In any case, Anamanaguchi show no sign of slowing down or starting to suck – just a great band getting a little bit more interesting while losing none of what made them awesome in the first place.