Guest post by Rae Mariz
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Micachu and pop music
I'd described Kid, Mikey and Ari’s approach to music in the story and then I heard Micachu. Or actually I saw this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GscoX1ABZDQ) and thought OMG YES THIS IS IT. (WARNING: this is not particularly easy listening, but there is an infectious quality if you give it a chance... or just listen to Floor at 8.22). Micachu's odd instruments but undeniable pop sensibility sounded exactly as I thought the characters’ music would sound. And when I started searching out everything the band had ever done like a sixteen-year-old fangirl, the kindred sense was confirmed by watching the three-person band give awkward interviews and stuff when they were “discovered” by the world media. I genuinely am just a fan of what I heard. Especially the Filthy Friends mixtape that was available from their MySpace page (but sounds more like what Kid collaborating with Tycho would sound like, tbh). Such. A. Fan.
And this isn’t Micachu, but it’s one of the Unidentified’s theme songs/musical influences:
“I am a weapon of massive consumption/It’s not my fault it’s how I’m programmed to function...”
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