The CMJ Music Marathon — a festival dedicated to discovering new talent — kicked off in New York this week, and the schedule is jam-packed with all-too-earnestly or ironically-named indie rock bands.
It’s more fodder for Post music critic Chris Richards’ theory that we’re living in the worst era for band names: “Maybe all the great band names have been taken. There’s a certain “it’s-all-been-done-before” ennui that permeates this crazy information age. And it’s spawned a generation of musicians that sound like they’ve given up and resorted to naming themselves after whatever they see in their living rooms — the Couch, the Endtables, Wallpaper, Ham Sandwich.”
Ham Sandwich isn’t playing CMJ this year, but these amusingly-named bands are: