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The Other Geek Beat Part II

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OK, I had grand ideas about this plan, but then work got in the way. So instead of drawing this out with a bunch of smaller posts, I’m going to some it up in a single post for now and we’ll see if another post comes down the line.

The initial inspiration behind the idea of posting about geeky indiepop songs came from a DC band called The Sprites.

The reason behind this inspiration becomes clear when one just looks at the track list of their latest album, Modern Gameplay. Here’s a selection:

  • Bionic Hands
  • George Romero
  • I Started A Blog Nobody Read
  • Overclockers of the World Unite
  • Me and the S.Y.S.O.P.
  • Modern Gameplay (a lament about what has been lost to modern video games)

You can hear a couple of tracks at their myspace page

As a bonus, I’ve found that George Romero is a really good song to listen to while feeling like a zombi after a particularly grueling day at work. I’ve also been informed that it is a blast to sing along to late at night with a car full of drunk friends, though that may be location specific.

Of course you can’t talk about the Sprites with out mentioning the band from whose ashes they rose, Barcelona. You can check out tracks by them at their myspace page as well. Of particular interest here would be the tracks Shell Account (actual name, I Have the Password to Your Shell Account) and Paging System Operator (both bands get props for forgoing internet references for BBS references).

Records for both bands are available from iTunes or various mail order indie distributors.

One last band, that I wanted to include, but I can’t find the tracks that I was looking for on line, are The Besties. They get props for love songs about Zombies (Zombie Song) and Pirates (Pirate Song). Of course, I just noticed that the the linked to myspace page does include Space Song (about an alien falling in love with an earth boy).

OK, that’s it. Sorry this turned out to be something of a dud.

Written by Matt

February 5th, 2007 at 8:37 pm

Posted in pop