If you’re like me, you think up funny names for bands all the time. I usually come up with them when I’m on the subway, so when a rapper named "Earlier Incident" drops his first mixtape, you can thank me. But some people are far more obsessed with making up band names than I am, and better at it to boot. One of those people is actor, comedian, and talk show host (and my one-time drinking buddy) Eric Andre. Andre just launched a website called ericsbandnames.com which has a list of hundreds of great band names. They’re wildly different yet uniformly hilarious, and if they already exist as bands in Williamsburg or Silver Lake or wherever, I’m sure Andre arrived at the name independently. A few standouts:
The Rolling Hills of Chipotle
Ken Griffey Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger
Vice Magazine is LITERALLY, Not Ironically, Racist
Aryan Soft Porn
Zach Braff’s Blog
and my favorite …
Think up your own fake band names and tweet them @ericandre. If accompanied by some misspelled abuse, he might even retweet you. And if you think his band names are funny, you’ll love his twisted talk show, The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, and you can also see him on ABC’s Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23. (He says Bitch, not B, so I will too.) If you’re in LA, you can catch his stand-up act at clubs all over town.