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:
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?)
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.