How A Video Game Rock Band Made Me Long For Winter In Toronto

How A Video Game Rock Band Made Me Long For Winter In Toronto


I’ve only been to Toronto once, and it was in high school for a band trip. I think we went to “Medieval Times”? Enter the New York-based chiptune/rock band Anamanaguchi. Their tune “Another Winter” (above) is probably my favourite track from their soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. So kicky, so grooving, excellent melody, dynamite breakdown/build-up… it’s got it all.

Other album highlights include but are not limited to:

“Bollywood”

Yes. To this whole thing. The drum solo, the hilarious shimmering synth lead… all of it. Some of the most choice boss-fight music of our age.

“Skate or Live”

I know it’s about skating, but this tune is really driving. (See what I did there, do you, do you really?)

“Suburban Tram”

Like “Another Winter,” this is a great one for hanging out on the town with your friends and maybe getting into a superhero fight or two.

“Mermaid” – Live

And hey, this wasn’t on that soundtrack, but this is the band doing their thing live. Good times, guys.

Find out more about Anamanaguchi on their official site.

Comments

  • I FUCKING LOVE THIS ALBUM!

    That first soundtrack made me buy the game. Perfect game version of the comic book, it’s awesome.

  • Another Winter is indeed the best piece on that soundtrack. Fond memories of the level that played in. Great game!

  • “Just like in the Movies” is also a kick ass track. I love this OST. Anamanaguchi’s albums are the only albums I’ve ever purchased on itunes. >_>

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