Often times we create sayings, words, acronyms, etc. here at New.Band.Day. It helps us categorize what’s happening out there and though we may be sarcastic, they’re always one maverick that leads the charge. This is our book of sayings, we’re claiming them and we’re addressing sarcasm here and here only. If you like it, have one of your own, please submit it and tell us. Thanks for reading.
The Ark: A place for those animal named bands to reside. Some would call The Animals the Noah of this so-called Ark, but it’s only within the past 3 years we’ve seen bands named Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, SeaBear, Animal Collective, Caibou, Tame Impala, Bear in Heaven, The Mountain Goats, etc.
The Hibernators: These are the bands that name themselves after the mammal family of Ursidae, the Bear family. Over 892 bands show up under a MySpace Music search, or 53 on iTunes. Just to name a few: Grizzly Bear, Panda Bear, Sea Bear, Bear in Heaven, the father of them all Minus the Bear. Don’t forget the bearly famous Art Bears or Big Bear.
Inukshukian: These are bands that are invited to our Canadian music festival. The festival being aptly named Inukshuk. What is an Inukshuk, well it’s a stone landmark or cairn built by humans, used by the Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America. These structures are found from Alaska to Greenland. This region, above the Arctic Circle, is dominated by the tundra biome, containing areas with few natural landmarks. Canadians are the first known settlers of these regions and they claim them be the first outposts of the Arctic Region. Canadian bands now can claim they are Inukshuks, guiding musical tastes around the world.
Laney Boggs: She’s that girl that’s always there for you. The one you take for granted. The one that cushions the fall when the trampy hot chick dumps you. That’s right the one girl that when she removes her glasses you realize, damn She is All That. Laney Boggs defines so many bands that get ignored because of all the hot ones being featured on Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, etc. They’re the ones that work their ass off but don’t get the recognition. But when you stop, plug in your headphones and just listen, they are even better then the ones that get the attention. We love you Laney Boggs and all of you bands that need the support.
The Pet Sound: For those bands that are following the melodic, layered vocal, spacey sound of The Beach Boys Pet Sounds record released May 16, 1966. That’s over 40 years ago and bands are just now realizing that it’s an incredible sound. The biggest Pet Sounders…Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Panda Bear etc.
Rawsome: Awesome + Rad = Rawsome it’s the outcome of California psych-rock. Bands that fit this bill, Lord Huron, The Donkeys, The Fresh & Onlys, etc. Love the saying and it will be used often.
Stupid Good: Come on, you’re really reading this definition. Literally it means, it so stupid that we haven’t given this a chance, or that we’re so stupid for not having discovered this already. Either way it’s stupid to not have coined this earlier and I’m stupid, to be 200 characters having to define this for you. Start using and give me a little wink every time you use it. Used in a sentence: “I had a Stupid Good time tonight. Let’s do it again”
XX/XY: It’s Girl/Boy duos. It’s the best of music. Acoustic guitars, birds chirping, we’re in love, we break up and now we’re back together. Create a cool band name, buy a drum machine, make t-shirts, get into a SXSW showcase, make the Facebook page and you’re in. There are so many good ones, and bad ones, but only a few make NBD.