Have you ever heard of Nintendocore? Well, it exists…and it’s weird. iamerror is a band that I accidentally found while browsing for free downloads at Last.fm. When I listened to their song Rainbow Road, which I think is a song from one of the Super Mario Bros. games–if my video-game addled, pre-pubescent brain was able to store and retain anything–I was amazed, one: by how mesmerizingly beautiful some of the ambience music in those old games were, and two: by how these guys (or guy, bio please) were able to warp it into some really cool stuff. I mean, my old favorite game, Balloon Fight, gets some attention here. That means something. What? I don’t know.
Their album Trout Yogurt blends grindcore vocals and percussion with 8-bit overtures, while their Demo ‘09 leaves out the vocals in favor for some awesome double-bass and smooth variations of the songs we really grew up with. By us I mean Generation Awesome, of course.