Anamanaguchi is a chiptune indie rock or ‘chip-punk’ band from New York City that “makes loud, fast music witha NES from 1985.” The band has four members: lead songwriter Peter Berkman, bassist James DeVito, guitarist Ary Warnaar and drummer Luke Silas.
Akin to other chiptune artists, Anamanaguchi creates music synthesizers. However, unlike most chiptune bands, they use 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 nad that much of it is inspired by “simple pop stuff, like Weezer and the Beach Boys.”
The band composed music for the videogame adaption 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 Artists Chart). In October 2010, it was announced that Anamanaguchi would appear in the popular music video game Rock Back with the track “Airbrushed.” The band’s song “Jetpack Blues, Sunset Hues” is the current theme to Chris Hardwick’s The Nerdist Podcast.