brokeNCYDE

swears

preppy-kei
I know you're probably all hyped up about the new Vampire Collective album or whatever, but you need to check out this hot new shit:

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swears

preppy-kei
Seriously though, this video reminds me of that film "Idiocracy" where everybody in the future is really stupid. This would be number one in the charts.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Not totally sure about that (there are plenty dumber) but I did like the line "if you want me baby fill me in 'cause I don't waste my time with lesbians". Something with which we can all identify I'm sure.
 

crackerjack

Well-known member
The pretend-puke bit near the end (yes, i got that far) is fantastic. If I was 12 and had never heard a good record ever, i think I'd love this.

I'm a bit disturbed by the throttling-for-kicks bit though.
 

PeteUM

It's all grist
The time I have spent watching two videos and reading the comments has led me to question what I have to fear from death.
 

Chris

fractured oscillations
hahaha


maybe I'm just feeling older, but so far I haven't been able to pick up one redeeming point to that whole 00s "Scene/Br00tal Kids" phenomenon. It's about being rich, white, suburban, popular, and bratty right? Teens will be teens I guess, but it's weird seeing the first internet-born scene that's totally about taking pictures of yourself in eyeliner and Emo hair and collecting Myspace friends, with music (Metalcore/Screamo/Mallpunk/Screamo-Electroclash hybrids) a distant second, if bothered with at all.
 

crackerjack

Well-known member
hahaha


maybe I'm just feeling older, but so far I haven't been able to pick up one redeeming point to that whole 00s "Scene/Br00tal Kids" phenomenon. It's about being rich, white, suburban, popular, and bratty right? Teens will be teens I guess, but it's weird seeing the first internet-born scene that's totally about taking pictures of yourself in eyeliner and Emo hair and collecting Myspace friends, with music (Metalcore/Screamo/Mallpunk/Screamo-Electroclash hybrids) a distant second, if bothered with at all.

they're part of a scene? now i'm feeling a little frightened.
 

swears

preppy-kei
Yeah, my mates little sister dresses like that and I thought she was an emo, but no, that's how the cool, druggy popular kids dress. (In the English suburbs, anyway, haha)
 

Chris

fractured oscillations
Haha, yeah, it's actually a scene called "Scene". I've seen a few of them on the /mu/ board. Very Web 2.0.


It seems to be what happened when the more popular, less depressed teenagers got a hold of the Emo image after it went mainstream and mixed with Mallgoth and Mallmetal into, um, whatever this is supposed to be. I'm talking about the look here, not any one music style.

Ever see those kids with heavy eyeliner, studded belts, girlpants, huge teased up Emo/Metal hair, and some generic Electroclash/Metal shirt, with lots of skulls and bats and dolls? If not, here, I just youtubed "scene hair". That's it. Kinda trippy though in that it's the first scene that's just about being in a scene.

My theory is that this is the last stop that styles have been making this decade before they go die. If Hipsters are early-adopters, Scene Kids (like the Hipsters' younger brothers and sisters) are late adopters. For instance, this band seems to have just discoved Electroclash, and sans irony! Progressive.

It's all the product of Hot Topic, Myspace, Suicide Girls, and the Disneyfication of generic rock signifiers. Too dumb to hate.
 
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swears

preppy-kei
You're starting to see some hipsters (ok, me too) dressing sort of preppy/nerdy/twee... that sort of Vampire Weekend thing. As un-rawk as possible.
 

Chris

fractured oscillations
is that kid in BrokenCYDE who just goes "braaAAAAAAHHHHhh!" like the Screamo version of Lil John or something?
 

psherburne

Well-known member
wow. a scene called "Scene." now i've seen everything. (except, sadly, that i haven't.)
there's something truly fascinating about brokencyde -- the mixture of crunk, screamo, metalcore and bits of rave is really rather inevitable, when you think about it.

i'm pretty sure their lyrics are also frighteningly misogynistic, but i can't really tell for sure. "bleaaaaaurgh!"
 

Chris

fractured oscillations
wow. a scene called "Scene." now i've seen everything. (except, sadly, that i haven't.)
there's something truly fascinating about brokencyde -- the mixture of crunk, screamo, metalcore and bits of rave is really rather inevitable, when you think about it.

i'm pretty sure their lyrics are also frighteningly misogynistic, but i can't really tell for sure. "bleaaaaaurgh!"

yeah, I was also bemused, yet... morbidly fascinated when I first came across this Scene stuff too... Seems completely disposable, yet somehow I get the feeling this is just the beginning of the internet producing these weird social-networking-based scenes. I mean 4chan has it's own subculture (which is the complete opposite of the image-based Scene... nerdy, anonymous, discouraging of "camwhoring"), and there's also the meme-craftsmen at Ytmnd (who get my kudos for madcap creativity), and stuff like Gaia online... Although, I guess message boards and now social networking sites have always been evolving into little self-defining subcultures. Scene is definitely a Myspace thing, no question...
 
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