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NewChief
12-13-2007, 10:01 AM
I was listening to NPR last night, and they were talking about songs of the year. One of the things they brought up was the crazy number of animal-themed band names currently. Here are a few, I'm sure you can add more:

Caribou
Minus the Bear
Grizzy Bear
Animal Collective
Band of Horses
Deerhoof
Horse the Band
Sparklehorse
Cat Power
Arctic Monkeys
Modest Mouse
The Mountain Goats
Super Furry Animals

etc...

It's sort of interesting. I guess it's simliar to the trend a few years back where every band was "The" something. The Strokes, The Shins, The White Stripes, The Eels, The Doves, The yada yada yada.

the Talking Can
12-13-2007, 10:06 AM
Wolfmother
Wolf parade
The Ponys

NewChief
12-13-2007, 10:33 AM
So I started googling this and trying to find a list. Some blog with a post about the animal band names was speculating on the next trend in band names. They theorized it would be long names.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Between the Buried and Me
Godspeed You Black Emperor

mikeyis4dcats.
12-13-2007, 01:54 PM
I saw Band of Horses in Lawrence a couple of years ago. They were much better than the headliner.

NewChief
12-13-2007, 02:23 PM
I saw Band of Horses in Lawrence a couple of years ago. They were much better than the headliner.

I dig 'em.

Baby Lee
03-07-2010, 11:47 AM
Sparklehorse


http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-mark-linkous-of-sparklehorse,38904/

patteeu
03-07-2010, 12:53 PM
I was listening to NPR last night, and they were talking about songs of the year. One of the things they brought up was the crazy number of animal-themed band names currently. Here are a few, I'm sure you can add more:

Caribou
Minus the Bear
Grizzy Bear
Animal Collective
Band of Horses
Deerhoof
Horse the Band
Sparklehorse
Cat Power
Arctic Monkeys
Modest Mouse
The Mountain Goats
Super Furry Animals

etc...

It's sort of interesting. I guess it's simliar to the trend a few years back where every band was "The" something. The Strokes, The Shins, The White Stripes, The Eels, The Doves, The yada yada yada.

I contend that The Eels and The Doves are leaders of the animal band name trend not followers of the "The" something band name trend.

Portlantis
03-07-2010, 04:14 PM
I wouldn't say this is a super recent trend. Modest Mouse and Super Furry Animals have been around for 17 years, while Cat Power for 18.

It just seems that way because Veckatimist and Merriweather Post Pavilion were at or near the top of most critics' top ten lists last year.

Also, you forgot Phoenix and Fleet Foxes.

Demonpenz
03-07-2010, 07:08 PM
oh man. ask Rageumr what our band name is.

MoreLemonPledge
03-07-2010, 07:11 PM
Alvin and the Chipmunks.

MoreLemonPledge
03-07-2010, 07:13 PM
Cage the Elephant
Deerhunter
Dr. Dog
Eagles of Death Metal
Foals
Gorillaz (been around a while)
Noah and the Whale
One Day as a Lion
Owl City
Republic Tigers
Them Crooked Vultures
White Rabbits
The Wombats


Snoop Dogg

patteeu
03-07-2010, 07:15 PM
Alvin and the Chipmunks.

:LOL:

Demonpenz
03-07-2010, 07:15 PM
what about band names after states

MoreLemonPledge
03-07-2010, 07:16 PM
what about band names after states

Kansas, Missouri, Springsteen

patteeu
03-07-2010, 07:19 PM
what about band names after states

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cX2peaEkL._SS500_.jpg

Demonpenz
03-07-2010, 07:40 PM
LMAO