Weirdness: Punk Goes 8-Bit
Posted by Dave Letcavage
Chiptune's Not Dead
Ever wanted to hear some of your favorite punk-rock tunes like they’re straight out of a video game from the 1980’s? Head on over to the Punk Goes 8-Bit page on Band Camp and you can do just that. Tracks from The Offspring, Blink 182, NOFX, and more, all rebuilt with 8-bit bounce for your retro-loving ears.
It’s a fun and energetic lot of songs that you can stream on the page for free, or name your own price for a full album download. There's also an update that says Level 2 and Level 3 compilations have been completed and will be released over the next few months.
You don't have to be a fan of the punk genre to enjoy what's here. In all honesty, many of the songs sound like they could've been pulled right from a video game. Listen to "Land of the Free" and imagine it flowing from your television speakers during an intense boss battle in Mega Man - you should hear what we mean.
So what do you guys think? Are you going to give this one a download? Let us know in the comments below.