One detail that didn’t emerge during our long conversation with Brooklyn chiptune composers Anamanaguchi, regarding their wish-fulfilling project of scoring the Scott Pilgrim videogame, was whether or not the band planned to release the tracks separately. So we wrote guitarist/NES guru Peter Berkman, who told us, “We’re working out the details on the soundtrack. Hope we get it figured out soon!” But no fear about the logistics, @StrikerObi, Berkman promises that, one way or another, you will be able to have Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game MP3s on your iPod, wink wink.
In the meantime, Anamanaguchi have continued with their free-download summer-singles project of posting online two new songs, every two weeks, with custom cover art. Last Friday they blessed the Internerd with, “My Skateboard Will Go On,” an ebullient kick-flipping road-rager about “saying ‘eff it’ and sk8ing by yourself on the bike path.” The B-Side is the Das Racist remix “R4inbow in the D4rk,” which sounds like Himanshu and Victor brought Q-Bert on as hypeman. The animated-gif cover art has, as you can see from one frame above, nothing to do with skating and everything to do with the internet conversation. Perhaps they will integrate self-haunted Ann Kirsten Kennis into their live visuals when they play the First Lutheran Church on August 13?