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A list of interesting, amusing, and just plain stupid band and song names from the SXSW music torrent

(Part 1)

  • 3 Dudes & A Mullet - Changing My Life (True Peruvian)
  • 3rd Line Butterfly - Titicaca
    • The only English word is “Titicaca” shouted in the chorus.
  • aKa Frank - Racist (My Dick Ain’t)
  • Alexander & The Grapes - Seeds
  • Allah - Las Catamaran
    • Making his first appearance at SXSW…
  • Andy Suzuki & The Method - Her Ghost
  • Astronautalis - Dimitri Mendeleev
  • Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers - Beautiful
  • Ben von Wildenhaus - The Limping Axeman
  • Bez - That Stupid Song
  • Black Pig Liberation Front - comes from the bog cut throat.
  • Busdriver - No Blacks No Jews No Asians
    • In case you were wondering: it’s political hip-hop.
  • Camp Radio - The Girl Who Stole My Motorbike
    • The never-to-be-released fourth book from Steig Larsson.
  • Cassettes Won’t Listen - Perfect Day
  • CHLLNGR-Haven
  • Chris T-T - Elephant In The Room
  • Chrissy Murderbot - Jiggle
    • Yep.
  • Clyde and Clem’s Whiskey Business - People Suit
  • D.R.U.G.S. - LOVE/LUST F/M
  • Delhi 2 Dublin - Tommy
  • Down With Webster - Professional
    • Does this mean they’re fans of Webster, or hate him?
  • Erk Tha Jerk - Hen & Kush
  • Fake Problems - 5678
  • Fokn Bois - Thank God We’re Not A Nigerians
  • Fungi Girls - Velvet Days
  • Future Blondes - ANALYSIS (OOPENHEIMER ANALYSIS BEHIND THE SHADES RMX)
  • Gary Lucas - This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (Coffin Joe)
    • The parenthetical note really ties this one together.
  • Glambilly - I MUST BE THE DEVIL
  • Go Back To The Zoo - I’m The Night (See You Later)
    • Batman’s mellowing out, isn’t he?
  • Harriet - I Slept With All Your Mothers
  • He’s My Brother She’s My Sister - How’m I Gonna Get Back Home Tonight
  • Hess is More - What’s on the Second Floor
  • institutional Prostitution - GET FUCKED ON SCIENCE AND FUCK YOU!
    • [sic]
  • J Stalin - Rock Day
    • Also appearing at SXSW for the first time, Iron Joe!
  • Jerusalem & the Starbaskets - Chocolate Covered Everyberry
  • Kao=S - Ogre of the Cherry Tree (Sakura no Oni)
  • Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds - Bo Bo Boogaloo
  • League of Extraordinary G’z - Pressure
    • Alan Moore must be so proud.
  • Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Teenage Tide
  • Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real - Start to Go
  • Lushlife - She’s a Buddhist, I’m a Cubist (ft. Cities Aviv)
    • It was doomed from the start.
  • M.A.K.U SoundSystem - POW! Fire
    • Too soon! I’m still mourning LCD Soundsystem’s demise!
  • Margot and The Nuclear So-and-So’s - Prozac Rock
  • Michael Guy Bowman - Dawn of Man
    • Really, Bowman’s only here because he’s the dude who did a bunch of music for Homestuck. Cool.
  • Mr. Gnome - Ate The Sun
  • Mwahaha - Rainbow Diamond
    • How is that supposed to be pronounced, anyway?
  • My Education - ROBOTER-HOHLENBEWOHNER
    • I think there’s supposed to be an umlaut in there somewhere.
  • Na Palm (ft. Machine Gun Kelly) - She Like That (Dirty Dub Mix)
  • New Town Drunks - Double Sunglasses Sunday
  • NOKIES! - Oslo
  • Plains - Innovator
  • Planes-Vecindad
    • Boy, that homonym is going to drive people nuts.
  • Pond - Fantastic Explosion Of Time
  • Prizehog - Aykranoid
  • Random aka Mega Ran - AVALANCHE
    • Rap with a Final Fantasy 7 backing sample!
  • Ringo Deathstarr - Shadow
    • The classic.
  • Rubblebucket - Came Out of a Lady
    • Well I would hope so.
  • Sepalcure - Pencil Pimp
  • Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds - Make It Rain
  • sleepmakeswaves - (hello) cloud mountain
    • [sic] [sic] [sic]
  • Star and Dagger - In My Blood
  • Star and Micey - Grace Askew
    • But is it the same Star in both bands?
  • T Bird and the Breaks - Never Get Out of this Funk Alive
  • Team Me - With My Hands Covering Both of My Eyes I Am Too Scared to Have A Look at You Now
  • The Carper Family - Who R U Texting 2Nite?
    • Bluegrass, if you can believe it.
  • The Great Wilderness - Nicholas Cage
  • The Late Great Fitzcarraldos - My Temptation
  • The Record Summer - An Enormous Anger Grows in Brooklyn
    • Hipsters will soon apathetically take to the streets.
  • The Ropes - Lack Of Technology Made Me A Killer
    • The jury ain’t buying it.
  • The Suicide Bitches - Fall Like A Stone Breathing My Air Yeah!!!
    • !!!!!!
  • The Xcerts - Slackerpop
  • Twin Peaks + Boom Baptist - The Black Lodge
    • feat. The Log Lady
  • Uncle Bad Touch - Follow The Waves To The Coastline
  • You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown - Over the Sun, Under the Water
  • You Say France and I Whistle - When Lovers Die
  • YTCracker - #lulzsec (beat by deception)
    • getonIRCfagot