Thursday, March 19, 2009

What's In A Name?

the band black cock

I was reading a post over at NPR about a journalist for Vanity Fair who had developed a method for choosing which bands to hear at SXSW: band names. Specifically band names that she found to be aesthetically pleasing. You can see examples of what she means here. After reading the article I thought that if I were attending this years SXSW that I would go in the total opposite direction, I would find bands that had the funniest names and check them out. So I decided to go on to the interwebs and came up with a list of bands with awesome names and decided to check out their music to see if my method would allow me to discover some awesome new music. The results were mixed. In any case, here is a list of bands I checked out and those who had some good tunes I included in this here post.

In a little side note, the band pictured above is named Black Cock, if you decide to do a Google image search for pictures of the band please make sure your safe search filter is on.

AC Slater
Beans on toast-"I Fancy Laura Marling"
Bear Hands
Black Cock
Dikes of Holland
Fat Pimp-"Fresh"
Fight Like Apes-"Lend Me Your Face"
Fuck Shovel
Hot Lava
Hot Pink DeLorean
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness-"Lights"
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
Pink Nasty-"Mold The Gold"
Ringo Deathstarr
Star Fucking Hipsters-"Two Cups of Tea"
Tokyo Sex Destruction-"Power To The People"