Posted by: uclaextensionmusic | June 25, 2010

Battle of the Band Names

So I just read this great article about the importance of “What’s in a Band Name?” and I think they hit the nail on the head with this one! There is so much competition among bands these days, that you need every ounce of originality that you can get to stand out.

Off the top of my head, here is a list of bands who have WAY too similar names:

Beach House Vs. Beach Fossils
War Tapes Vs. Warpaint
The Black Lips Vs. The Black Keys
Frightened Rabbit Vs. White Rabbits
Future Islands Vs. Fang Island
Band of Horses Vs. Pulled Apart By Horses
Deer Tick Vs. Deerhoof Vs. Deerhunter
Magic Kids Vs. Magic Numbers Vs. Magic Bullets Vs. Here We Go Magic

Also, for some reason, these bands thought it would be a good idea to use the “F” bomb in their name: Holy F*uck Vs. F*ck Buttons Vs. F*cked Up

Anyway, the list goes on and on, but what’s the moral of the story? Take the time to think about your Name and remember to google it before you commit!


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