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Monday, April 12, 2010

Attack Attack - Stick Stickly ( CRABCORE !!!!!1!1 )

For those not in the know, Crabcore is here!  Its the newest, best sub-sub-sub-genre of every angry, depressed thirteen year-old living in a privileged white suburban neighborhood.  Fight the power. 

Hardcore, which is now called emo/screamo for some reason, is an off-shoot of metal.  Well, not really an off-shoot as much as Hardcore is what you play while you are living with parents and are still in high school.  Metal is what you play after you have moved back into your parents basement after you have either dropped out of college or lost your job as a cook at Denny's.  One graduates from Hardcore to Metal just as one graduates from High School.  You realize that you don't want to sing about how awesome it is being sober and hating your parents, and instead you want to sing about how awesome it is getting wasted and how much you hate society.

This sub-sub-sub genre is called Crabcore not because of the lyrics or the music or even the way the "vocalist" growls.  Crabcore gets its name from way the teenagers that make up the band do their Hardcore Crab Dance.  Oh, they are so cute!  Squatin' and Crabbin' around like a gothic Jane Fonda exercise video.

Will this video turn the band Attack Attack into an internet sensation?  Perhaps, but not in the way that they wanted.  Can a band that becomes and internet joke also be a serious band?  Well I guess we should ask Tay Zonday of Chocolate Rain fame how his music career is going.

Thanks WFMU's Beware of the Blog for the heads up.
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