Anamanaguchi posing for a picture at Webster Hall, New York City on January 21, 2013. Left to right: Ary Warnaar, Luke Silas, Peter Berkman (bottom), and James DeVito. (Photo: Samuel Abram)
|Origin||New York, New York, United States|
|Genres||Indie rock, electronic, chiptune|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar, Drum Kit, NES, Game Boy|
|Associated acts||8bitpeoples, Knife City, George & Jonathan|
|Past members||Spencer Casey
George Michael Brower
Anamanaguchi is an American chiptune indie rock band from New York City, that "makes loud, fast music with a NES from 1985." The band has four members: lead songwriter Peter Berkman, bassist James DeVito, guitarist Ary Warnaar and drummer Luke Silas. The name "Anamanaguchi" came about from a member in one of Berkman's former bands pronouncing gibberish in the style of Jabba the Hutt.
Like other chiptune artists, Anamanaguchi creates music using video game hardware from the mid-to-late 1980s: namely an NES and a Game Boy. Berkman has stated that their music isn't just based around video game music and that much of it is inspired by "[s]imple pop stuff, like Weezer and the Beach Boys."
The band composed music for the videogame adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game. The soundtrack for the game was released on Amazon and iTunes by ABCKO Records on August 24, 2010. The soundtrack debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart (aka Soundscan's New Artist Chart). In October 2010 it was announced that Anamanaguchi would appear in the music video game, Rock Band, with the track "Airbrushed". The band's song "Jetpack Blues, Sunset Hues" is the current theme to Chris Hardwick's The Nerdist Podcast.
Studio albums 
- Dawn Metropolis (2009)
- Endless Fantasy (2013)
- Power Supply (2006)
- Dawn Metropolis Preview (2009)
|2010||Airbrushed||non album single|
|My Skateboard Will Go On|
|Aurora (Meet me in the Stars)|
|Airbrushed (RAC Remix)|
|2011||My Skateboard Will Go On||Split w/ Starscream|
Live albums 
- Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY, USA (2011)
- Disco Ball Kisses for the Sky Jumpers (2011)
- Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA (2011)
Compilation albums 
- Frug 4 Lyfe (2011)
- Single + Remix Collections (2012)
- Rainbow in the Dark by Das Racist (2010)
- Too Dramatic by Ra Ra Riot (2011)
- Don't Save Us From the Flames by M83 (2011)
- Sisterly by Fang Island (2012)
- Anamanaguchi Home Page
- Berkman, Peter, James DeVito, and Ary Warnaar. "Anamanaguchi Avoid the Perils of Cheap Nostalgia." Interview by Vijith Assar. The Village Voice. 4 August 2009. Web. 13 August 2009.
- Berkman, Peter. "8-bit punks Anamanaguchi beyond the side-scrollers." Interview by David Wolinsky. A.V. Club. 18 July 2011. Web. 18 July 2012.
- Twitter / Anamanaguchi: WE ARE DOING THE MUSIC FOR. Twitter.com. Retrieved on 2010-11-16.
- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game (Original Videogame Soundtrack): Anamanaguchi: MP3 Downloads. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2010-11-16.
- "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- Anamanaguchi bring chiptunes to Rock Band « MusicPron. Musicpron.com. Retrieved on 2010-11-16.
- Hardwick, Chris (2011-11-30). "Nerdist Podcast Theme on Two Guitars « Nerdist". Nerdist.com. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- "Anamanaguchi - make Endless Fantasy more than an album by Anamanaguchi". Kickstarter.com. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- Anamanaguchi Home Page
- Dawn Metropolis website
- Download Power Supply at 8bitpeoples
- Anamanaguchi Shows Us How to Hack a Game Boy at Flavourwire
- Anamanaguchi discography at MusicBrainz