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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/20/2011

CMJ’s 10 weirdest band names

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.

Do not name your band after this. (ALAMY)
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:

Peanut Butter Lovesicle

You Say France & I Whistle

Wheelchair Sports Camp

French Horn Rebellion

Deathrow Tull

Dinowalrus and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (tie)

Moonmen on the Moon, Man

Radical Dads and Dad Rocks! (tie)

The Library is On Fire

Experimental Dental School and Baybee Teeth and Last Good Tooth (tie)

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