15 Sega Genesis Games That Might Also Be Hipster Indie Band Names
1. The Thunder Force IV
Naturally with a name like this, you'll want to do some navel-gazing metal like The Swans. You'd never be so gauche as to perform heavy metal sincerely. This is double bass drum drilling for headbangers with their heads in the clouds.
2. Twin Cobra
Grab a demure doppelgänger for some glimmering electro shoegaze. Make sure you wear matching Blossom hats with floral embellishments while you wistfully pine about the boys who broke your hearts and controllers.
3. Beggar Prince
Think Sufjan Stevens and Devandra Banhart. Think custom fitted overalls. Think pan flutes and xylophones. You are the Beggar Prince, and we bow at your humble elven feet.
4. Shining in the Darkness
Proudly wearing the moniker of a seminal Sega dungeon crawler, you’ll revitalize the notion that music is art, art is soul baring, and the soul is a dark cavern roaming with killwaves, sentinels, and dopplers.
5. Shut Up and Jam!
Distortion fills the stadium. You march onto stage in leather pants, smash a beer bottle on your forehead, and carve a lightning bolt onto your chest that bleeds fire. How is that even possible? We don't know. Just Shut Up and Jam.
6. Alisia Dragoon
Great for a female solo artist with heavy doses of twitchy witch-house. Fill your lyrics with panegyric odes to lightning-scorched fantasy fields and you're guaranteed a mid tier listing at next year's Coachella.
7. Bass Masters Classic
Just respell that title to Bass Masterz Classix, ala Basement Jaxx, and you're ready to roll with some drum 'n bass soul. But instead of a fishing game, you'll be designing sick beats to reel in all the molly-addled mall teens.
8. Chuck Rock
You can have a whole Kurt Vile, Ty Segall thing going. You're a one-man powerhouse, with an irresistibly Neanderthal stage presence that drives the cave girls wild. Your last name is Rock, for god's sake. You will own this.
9. Shadow Dancer
Shinobi's got a secret and so do you. The best music lurks in the shadows, pouncing with ripples of Reznor-inspired industrial trance. Embrace the darkness. You'll be a ninja star.
10. Beyond Oasis
That's right. Your britpop band is so good it's even beyond Oasis. Take that, Gallagher brothers. You chain-smoked so many cigarettes you can't even taste the champagne of your success anymore.
11. Dynamite Headdy
You're bringing ska back to its roots, with the rocksteady rhythms of Prince Buster and the headboppin’ beat of a deranged puppet demon.
12. Herzog Zwei
Your real time strategy is to take down the reigning robot rulers of dance party anthems, Daft Punk. For extra cool cred, pack your songs with references to Stroszek and everyone will dance like hypnotized chickens.
13. Kid Chameleon
Remember Kid Koala, the Canadian turntablist who spun an eclectic mix of alternative hip hop? Don't worry. No one else will either. Lift his musical style and don this game’s readymade rock wardrobe of leather jackets and too-cool-for-school shades.
14. Bible Adventures
Are you poking fun at this awkward monstrosity shoehorning religion into video games, OR ... are you whole-heartedly embracing it? It won't matter when your analog modeling synthesizers pummel the crowd with ropey MGMT styled psychedelic dance numbers.
It's about time for some thrashy skate punk to make a comeback. Your band excels at grinding curbs, levels, and monostable punk organs.