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Alternate Universe Band Names Contest Answers and Winners

Congratulations to Sean and Melissa

Jun 04, 2010 By Laura Studarus Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern Web Exclusive
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By now, you’ve had plenty of time to delve into the void and unearth your fair share of alternate universe band names. Did you guess all ours? To refresh your memory, Under the Radar staffers fearlessly entered a parallel universe (and dusted off our reference books) to retrieve our favorite bands' alternate names. Check out the original post here. And below are the answers (which several of you already correctly guessed):

1. Bloodsucking Saturday and Sunday = Vampire Weekend
2. The Godlike Farce = The Divine Comedy
3. Coastal Home = Beach House
4. Endearment is Everything = Love is Alll
5. Fiery Bird = Phoenix
6. The Countrywide = the National
7. Made to Fall = Built to Spill
8. Fractured Friendly Happening = Broken Social Scene
9. AWOL = M.I.A.
10. Flora and Beasts = Plants and Animals
11. We Shall Be Recognized by the Aftermath of Deceased Persons = And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
12. Fibbers = Liars
13. Mammal Grouping = Animal Collective
14. The Fresh Smut Makers = The New Pornographers
15. Greusome Ursidae = Grizzly Bear
16. Ocular Shine = Bright Eyes
17. Pyrexia Beam = Fever Ray
18. Quebec Born = of Montreal
19. Misspelled Primates = Gorillaz
20. Coterie of Steeds = Band of Horses
21. Blacktop = Pavement
22. Demure Rodent = Modest Mouse
23. Time Machine =Delorean
24. Father's Father = Gradaddy
25. The See-Through = The Invisible

Then we also asked you to suggest your own alternate names. Congratulations to the winners of our Alternate Band Name Contest: Sean, whose entry “The Righteous, The Impure, and The Old Gay Man” (The Good, the Bad, and the Queen) won him an Under the Radar JanSport bag and a 2 year subscription, and Melissa, who made us laugh with “Rulers of the 7-11” (Kings of Convenience). She won a 2 year subscription.

Check out a few of the runners-up, who also filled our office with chuckles:

Expel Seed= Chuck Berry (Tyrannosaurus Max)
Bambi Killer = Deerhunter (Melissa)
One Letter Short of Porn = The xx (Tim)
Pious Fornication = Holy Fuck (John Gleason)
That Which America Refuses = Metric (Sean)

A big thanks to everyone who braved both the alternate dimension and reference books to enter.



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Sharece Bunn
July 31st 2010
4:39am

This is particularly funny because I just got done hanging out with one of my music lovin’ friends and her mom. The mother was hilarious when she asked about how bands come up with their seemingly random names…

Fisherman
September 3rd 2010
12:00pm

This is particularly funny because I just got done hanging out with one of my music lovin’ friends and her mom

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