53 thoughts on “The 8-Bit Sound Of Wichita – Powerlifter

  1. I mean this is a joke, right ? PBR, Trucker Hats and Gameboys ? This is so stereotypically hipster it must be a joke, yes ?

  2. We used to dream about having an 8 bit Nintendo when I were a lad. Tell that to folk these days and they won't believe you…

  3. Wow, I remember my FIRST beer, too. Good times!

    Although, it does kind of have that Dennis Hopper feel — “Heineken?!?! F*ck that shit! … PABST BLUE RIBBON!!!”

  4. We used to dream about having an 8 bit Nintendo when I were a lad. Tell that to folk these days and they won't believe you…

  5. We used to dream about having an 8 bit Nintendo when I were a lad. Tell that to folk these days and they won't believe you…

  6. We used to dream about having an 8 bit Nintendo when I were a lad. Tell that to folk these days and they won't believe you…

  7. that was cool, I like the track, the vocals add a lot to the music, the song does go on a bit to long though. That looked like a lot of fun, I wonder if all those people were fans or they just got people who liked to party and told them they were making a video.

    Also, I think Synthtopia officially has some of the worst commenters. If you didn't like it why not give some sort of reason instead of just being negative?

  8. that was cool, I like the track, the vocals add a lot to the music, the song does go on a bit to long though. That looked like a lot of fun, I wonder if all those people were fans or they just got people who liked to party and told them they were making a video.

    Also, I think Synthtopia officially has some of the worst commenters. If you didn't like it why not give some sort of reason instead of just being negative?

  9. It's just so phony. And anyway, what's wrong with making fun of something that sucks?? Wtf are all those dudes doing with their shirts off, with gameboys!!???!! It's so awful!

  10. It's just so phony. And anyway, what's wrong with making fun of something that sucks?? Wtf are all those dudes doing with their shirts off, with gameboys!!???!! It's so awful!

  11. I thought it was pretty neat. I think they use the gameboy for their live show. no joke. that's what it looks like, I don't think they're trying to be "Hipsters"

    checked em out on Myspace. Pretty good.

  12. I thought it was pretty neat. I think they use the gameboy for their live show. no joke. that's what it looks like, I don't think they're trying to be "Hipsters"

    checked em out on Myspace. Pretty good.

  13. I thought it was pretty neat. I think they use the gameboy for their live show. no joke. that's what it looks like, I don't think they're trying to be "Hipsters"

    checked em out on Myspace. Pretty good.

  14. music is alright, vocals are annoying, but the video is horrible…like some unbearable event where hipsters and frat boys have merged into one obnoxious being

  15. please though – that makes me want to cry. i hope it is a joke. probably isn't.

    why isn't it you ask?! perhaps the fact that they all have plugs and over-styled hair and awesome low v-necks and no shirts and ugh i hope it's a joke.

    btw, have their album and most of their other songs pull some great sounds out of the gameboys. vocals are hard for lofi music – so no criticism. they irritate me though. check out totally radd or 64revolt for something far superior

    lol at metronome

  16. The band won't be around much longer. I am a lawyer here in Wichita and heard from a colleague the other day…they are about to be sued by Nintendo for using the Gameboy sounds without copyright permission. Pabst and a company who copyrighted "Powerlifter" for an energy bar is talking about doing the same because the video was posted without permission from both the beer company AND the health food company that uses the same name. If the people are smart they'll change their name and make their own hipster sounds.

  17. I like the band alright…but the chick in the video looks like she feel down the ugly tree and hit EVERY branch on the way down…

  18. I call BS. Then Nintendo would also have to be suing like 500 other chiptune bands. And this would cause a huge backlash against them – it would be shooting themselves in the foot. They should be more than pleased that artists are using their temporarily forgotten 25-year-old devices to make new music (which has been happening for some time now).

    If they were using an actual SONG from a Nintendo game, then maybe. But just the raw sounds? This is a slippery slope we'd BETTER not be heading down. That would be like Clavia suing you for using an old Nord Lead factory patch on a song.

    And getting sued because your band name sounds like an existing food product? Seriously? I doubt it.

  19. HEY NOT EVRYONE IN WICHITA IS LIKE THAT! its actually a pretty boring city of u ask me lolunless u hang out with people like matthew and martin. Haha

  20. i like it! i don’t care what anybody says…
    i’ve always been a fan of 8bit shit that sounds like 1982…

    the vid sucked, but i liked the part about the shovel-faced girly boobs

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