A while back, I shared a list of book titles that would make great band names. That one was based on books on my own bookshelves, but every time I visit friends who live nearby, I take a look at their shelves and marvel at all the great band-names-that-could-be. Check it out:
Haj to Utopia (awesome Muslim-fronted riot grrl)
No Straight Lines (queer pop-punk)
Eve and the New Jerusalem (like Florence & the Machine but even weirder)
Old Men in Love (a Rat Pack tribute group)
Between the Woods and the Water (a cross between the Decemberists and pan-flute-heavy nature-folk)
Peacocks, Chameleons, Centaurs (David Bowie-in-Labyrinth-style mythical glam)
FAT!SO? (fat-acceptance hardcore)
The Sigh (breathy acoustic something or other)
Landscape for a Good Woman (lesbian folk)
When the World Was Whole (either a nostalgic back-to-nature band or a music group used only in Whole Foods advertising)
Sweetness & Power (Him & Her but protest music)
Born to Kvetch (Jewish alternative—from the other Brooklyn)
Speaking with Vampires (goth, obviously)
London Under (a The Clash cover band)
Obviously, not every book title would make a great band name (not so much, Civil Engineering Reference Manual). But a surprising number do, indeed.
Are there any on your shelves that should grace a band’s name sometime soon?
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