I'm an idiot, I mixed up Netflix with Redbox again in my last post. Sorry if I confused anyone, but hopefully the link and picture cleared that up. Anyway...
It was inevitable that Anamanaguchi would be mentioned on this blog. I've been a huge fan of chiptunes ever since the first album "Power Supply" came out in 2006. All of their songs has the perfect mix of drum, guitar, and the mind-numbing ear candy from a hack NES/Gameboy. When I first heard their arguably best track from their first album Nebula Helix, I knew that something big would happen in the field of chiptune music. Hell, I didn't know the term "chiptune" back then. Anamanaguchi was not the first artists that delve into hacked-hardware music composing (it was a relatively well-known technique known in small circles), but they were one of the first "bands" to really bring the music into huge mainstream attention and eventually got intergrated into current video games and movies.
Their biggest break was being featured in the hit movie "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" which generated a huge following. A side-scrolling beat-em-up was released for the Xbox Live Arcade shortly after the movie. The game included an entire album of Anamanaguchi's songs and fit in perfectly with the pixel art style the game had.
Well that's enough back story. I'll just shut up now and let you listen to some of their best songs.
2005, Nebula Helix. (Their first album is downloadable for free on 8bitpeoples, Get it now!)
2009, Blackout City
Call me a fanboy hipster all you want, but this shit rocks my world.