Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I'll make this really quick.
Can indie bands please declare a moratorium on giving themselves animal names?
Jesus, there's Deerhunter, Crocodiles, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Tame Impala, Wolfmother, Owl City (whose breakout single was Fireflies), Panda Bear (who's a member of Animal Collective), Foals, the Mountain Goats, Caribou, Wolf Parade -- and that barely scratches the surface.
I get that animal names have been popular for decades (Meet the Beatles), but it's almost a bad cliché that if you want to instantly appeal to the faux-esoteric hipster crowd all you have to do is slap some name on yourself or your project that makes it sound like you're not just into protecting the woods -- you're into shitting in them.
You know, now that I think about it there is a Swiss ska band called Open Season. Can we arm them?