March Weird Band Poll: Vote for 8090, Barbara, The Goggenheim, H-Beam, or Tingle in the Netherlands
Since our little blog is growin’ up so fast, we decided it was finally time to move our monthly poll from its former home on Facebook to right here on TWBITW. Don’t worry, Facebook—we still love you! Whenever you invade our privacy, we find it totally adorable.
So cast your vote for a future Weird Band of the Week right here. No cheating! Only one vote per human. (Cats, aliens and our future robot overlords can vote as much as they like.)
[Sorry, folks; this poll has now closed. Check back here next Wednesday, when the winner will be revealed!]
Wanna know more about this month’s bands? Read on:
8090 (pronounced “eight-oh-nine-oh”) is Andy Metz and Seth Williams, a hip-hop duo from Chicago who bust rhymes about the 9-to-5 grind. Here’s a link to their website/Bandcamp page, and here’s a video for the song “Work Music,” which was shot in the most depressing-looking office I’ve seen since that telemarketing job I had in college.
Barbara is a pair of brothers from Toronto who end their shows with a dance-off set to a song full of Eyes Wide Shut quotes. You can watch the dance-off here, or you can listen to their EP, Stuck to the Ground, on Bandcamp. We recommend the song about coffee. But then we love pretty much anything that has to do with coffee.
The Goggenheim are a band from Oxford, England who have been described as a mix of “performance art, punk pop and psychedelia.” Their drummer Stewart recently shared with us their video for the song “Moth,” which is a good introduction to their style. You can hear more on their website.
H-Beam hail from Nashville, home to one of our favorite weird bands, Here Come the Mummies. (Yes, turns out there’s more in Nashville than just country music.) Much like HCTM, they do wacky costumed stage shows and play rockin’ party-friendly tunes. You can hear their album Useful Box of Hair on their website. We also recommend the video for “Love Panda.”
Tingle in the Netherlands
This duo describe themselves as an “absurdist electro-pop collaboration between poet Helên T and electronic musician Owen J. They’re from Manchester, England. You can read more about them on their blog, and check out some of their music via Soundcloud. We recommend starting with “A Forest of Cocks.”
So there you have it! We’ll close voting on Friday, March 22nd, so help us get the word out, won’t you? And may the weirdest band win!