Ten bands that invited us to be MySpace friends

Clap your hand say yeah: #6 is Houston's Out of Handers

Who should we befriend? Choose no more than two.

[Work-friendly warning: headphones, people. These pages all load with music.]

1. Human Bone Bicycle Sciences Industries, a grindcore/deathmetal Hartford band that sounds like grizzly bears eating Kim Jong Il alive.

2. John the Baptist of the Sandpeople, a Portland, Oregon MC whose dense bio starts out Kanye-West-style, “After a car accident almost took his life...”

3. My Little Radio, four Boston pop-rockers whom MySpace user “Eyes for Lisa Only!!” describes as, “You guys sound like a cross between The Who and Ricky Martin.” We’d say more like a cross between Kay Hanley and Kay Hanley, but maybe we weren't listening hard enough.

4. The Karma Parade, a Sound Beach band proving why MySpace users shouldn’t be rock critics: “Awesome sound, rockier then Wilco but tamer then Nirvana with bits of everything inbetween. Good stuff.” Nope, dude, Nirvana ain't the same as Karma.

5. Serge N, a Russian singer-guitarist whose disparate repetoire manages to evoke Gorky Park, the Doors, and a soap-opera theme song. His headline, “From Russia with love!”

6. Out of Handers, Houston hip-hop handymen who misplaced an underline HTML tag on their MySpace page and made every word look like a link. Close that u, kids.

7. Monkey Wrench, simian tools straight outta Long Island who claim to be "America's 1st Foo Fighters tribute!!!"

8. Auditorium. This friend request brought along some minor Pino confusion. First we thought Auditorium was this Pino's side project. Now we realize it's this Pino's side project. We might havta decline, because we can already tell we wouldn't be a good friend.

9. The Apache Line, who sound okay.

10. Zolar Plexus, who don't. Bon Jovi? Enya? Chakra-heated cheese Danish?
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