True Chip Till Death
About True Chip Till Death
herr_professor on 02/08/2011 at 10:05AM
Regular readers of this column may get the impression that I am at a crossroads. Like many of you, I hunger for new and exciting sounds and as the chip music scene grows, my expectation is that the types of artists styles and songs will similarly grow. Of course, in a scene this young, such expectations may be too much, but ever now and then I find a group that renews my faith in the excitement and viability of the scene. Trawling through the Internet Archive, I found the recently released debut EP from Milwaukee Game Boy Rock duo, The Munitionettes, entitled Fast Jurassic.
I guess you can call them a fourth generation chip rock band, listing influences such as Starscream and Death from Above 1979, but the EP exudes a pure rock sweat and swagger that belies their inexperienced recordings with impressive instrumentation and song writing chops. I will always be drawn to the sounds of square waves and distorted guitars, but even with that pro-rck bias this is one of my favorite chip music EP's I have heard in a while, and I am sure you will think so too. Check out a sampler of of their tracks below, and catch you here again in seven!