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Anamanaguchi nominated for YouTube Music Award 
Announces official remix of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” for commemorative reissue of She’s So Unusual
Endless Fantasy out now on dream.hax
Vote Anamanaguchi for YouTube Music Awards Innovation of the Year HERE

Anamanaguchi has been nominated in the first ever YouTube Music Awards for their recent video for “Endless Fantasy,” the title track off their latest studio album, which was released on dream.hax in May, 2013. Nominated in the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category, fans can vote for the band’s video by sharing this link on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.
The YouTube Music Awards are set to take place in front of a live audience on November 3rd at New York City’s Pier 36. With acclaimed film and music video director Spike Jonze serving as creative director, the 90-minute show will feature performances by Lady Gaga, Eminem, M.I.A. and Arcade Fire, amongst others, hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, and will be live streamed around the world at 6 pm EST.
In other Anamanaguchi news, as part of Cyndi Lauper’s commemorative reissue of She’s So Unusual, the band has remixed the classic girl-power anthem “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” This reissue, which will be released in 2014, celebrates the 30th anniversary of Lauper’s iconic debut album.
Anamanaguchi will be making their way to New Orleans this weekend to headline the Carnival Stage at Voodoo Fest. They also recently announced US tour dates with Dillon Francis in several major cities including two nights at New York City’s Terminal 5 and four nights at Los Angeles’ The Fonda (full list below). They will also be headlining additional shows in Ann Arbor, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati leading up to those dates.

About Anamanaguchi:

Anamanaguchi is a band made up of hackers and producers born and raised on the Internet, currently living in New York City.

On May 14th, they released Endless Fantasy through their own brand new label, dream.hax – their first album since soundtracking Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in 2010.

Anamanaguchi started in Pete Berkman’s basement in the suburbs of New York where Weezer, snacks and Super Nintendo lived in equal rotation. At 15, he began experimenting with creating punk music using an 8-bit NES. Following bass player James DeVito to NYU’s Music Technology program, Pete met Ary Warnaar who grew up in LA on raves, fashion and lazer tag. Ary began writing for the band, lending a more academic electronic-influence to Berkman’s capricious pop sensibilities. Later that year Luke joined as the band’s drummer via a MySpace message and then the band had fully formed.

Anamanaguchi is serious about being happy. They’re part of a wave of young Internet romantics, nostalgic for a future they know may never come, but can see the seeds of it in the beauty that surrounds them. They’re making emotional dance music for the video game generation and aren’t afraid to claim it. Anamanaguchi was born past cynicism and indifference; they’re in love with the universe and aim to celebrate magic-made-real with their music. The band is interested in breathing life into low-tech machines and making expressive, emotional melodies using the simplest, rawest electronic tones available.

Anamanaguchi is what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would’ve been if they were a band. Ary is cool but rude, Luke is a party dude, Pete leads, and James does machines (he’s responsible for all the DIY sound-and-light electronics the band uses).

Their recently released album, Endless Fantasy, is about reality and dreams, being young and searching for agency in an infinite existence. Its 22-tracks explore dreamworlds of all kinds from polygon forests, to Tokyo drifting hills at 100mph, to the lifestream from Final Fantasy VII.


11/01 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival (Carnival Stage)
12/13 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
12/14 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom *
12/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
12/17 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Ballroom
12/18 – Millvalle, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
12/19 – Washington, D.C – 9:30 Club *
12/20 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
12/21 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
12/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda *
12/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda *
12/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda *
12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda *
* w/ Dillon Francis

Endless Fantasy
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Track List:

1. Endless Fantasy
2. Japan Air
3. Echobo
4. Planet
5. Viridian Genesis
6. John Hughes
7. Prom Night
8. Interlude (Gymnopedie No 1)
9. Akira
10. SPF 420
11. Interlude (Total Tea Time)
12. Meow
13. Canal Paradise
14. Snow Angels
15. In The Basement
16. U n Me
17. Space Wax America
19. Interlude (Still ‘SPLODIN’)
20. Pastel Flags
21. Bosozoku GF
22. (T-T)b