Top 10 new band names, per the 2008 Vice Presidential debate
Much to our suprise, Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin's debate last Thursday yielded far fewer ridiculous band names than did their top-of-the-ticket counterparts' parley the week before. We pulled out ten pretty servicable ones (seriously, someone please start one of these bands, we'll put you on the Sampler or something*), though we're resigned to this being, at best, only the second-funniest thing to be inspired by the 2008 election's first and only Vice Presidential debate.
- Bogus Standard
Hawaiian-shirt-wearing former business executives who took their early retirement packages and ran. Best listened to with lots of Corona and plenty of lime.
- The Castro Brothers
Strummy, bland indie rock. Not unlike Cary Brothers, except they're actually brothers.
- Toxic Mess
Britney Spears cover band. And is it ever!
- Closer To Victory
Extraordinary Sacrifice lead singer's side project, “experimental” Christian rock. (So, secular pop?)
- Freddie Mac
Cheesy, middle-aged singer/songwriter from Georgia. His record is called Drunk On Your Love, and you can buy it at his merch table at the state fair.
- White Flag Of Surrender
Dramatic, instrumental post-rock, like a poor man's Explosions In The Sky.
- Major Hit
Militant reggae jams.
- Two Mondays Ago
Sunny, jangly '80s pop, a less-glum Cure.
Insufferable Brooklyn art-rock collective, probably on Mute or Touch & Go.
- 7,000 Madrasas
Somehow fuses ancient, Middle Eastern instrumentation with traditional West African tribal chants into Gossip Girl soundtrack-ready fare. Pretty good for some little ole white kids!
*Actually, no, probably not.