Photo by Ben Mason
You might not know it, but Br1ght
Pr1mate are the most interesting band in the chiptune scene right now.
They've accomplished this in the most boring way possible - by releasing Night Animals, a conventionally great
An album, of all things! At a time when such banal things as
albums are dying slowly.
Kris Keyser rocks PAX East's Boston 8 Bit showcase with his cover of Guile's Theme from Street Fighter II (it goes with everything, after all). He apparently has never played this cover live before, but had to at this showcase, "because it's PAX." Aw, thanks, Kris.
Nothing like the sound of chiptunes in
the morning. PAX East 2012's jam space kicked the concerts off early
this year, with chiptune artists performing from 11 AM to 2 PM.
As Danimal Cannon bragged in his chiptune panel later in the day (5:30 PM at the Wyvern), he "plays a mean guitar" - and
chips a mean tune, as well (that's what the kids say, right?).
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