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Holy crap, someone else picked up on the whale thing!

Posted by Greg / October 16, 2009

MobyDick.jpgDoes anyone remember when I commented on the abundance Pop Montreal acts with the word "teen" in their name, then predicted that next year would see an explosion in all things whale-oriented? Well, it turns out I wasn't completely making that up. The mp3 blog Heart on a Stick published a two(!)-part alphabetical list of bands with the word "whale" in their name, entitled "A Goddamned Guide to All These Goddamned Whale Bands."

Here's part 1: (A-N)
...and part 2: (O-Z)

Some of my favorites are Vulture Whale, Berlin Whale, WhaleHorse and Whale Shark.

But best of all? There are actually two unrelated, real bands with the name "Tokyo SexWhale." Only the internet can inform us of such wonders of human creation.

All you budding Montreal bands, take heed: if you incorporate the world's largest mammal into your name, you'll tap into the intangible but omnipresent indie-rock zeitgeist and (perhaps more practically) gain instant internet fame.

Anyway, I guess there isn't much else to say about this. So... how are you?

Image of Captain Ahab fighting Moby Dick in a video game that does not (but should) exist taken from geek t-shirt makers Split & Reason.

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Angel / February 4, 2015 at 02:48 am
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