September 13th, 2007 5:33 pm | by LocalCut News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Band Name of the Week: Sprinkles (er, Thprinkles)

sprinklesWowzers! Last Band Name of the Week asked two bands—Death Sentence: PANDA! and Fuckwolf—to explain themselves, and they actually both got back to us. Amazing! (BNotW doesn't have the best track record when it comes to responses.) So, without further adieu, let's hand the pen (or keyboard, as it were) over to San Francisco experimental-pop trio Death Sentence: PANDA!

Legend tells tale of singular bicyclist riding through a festival of ghosts early one morning. The cyclist being of sound mind and body and focusing on the day's upcoming events decided to look directly at the sun and in doing so, temporarily impeded the cyclist's sight causing this person to swerve off the pre-determined path and into a bog. At this point the story relocates to another part of the world in which a single orchid blooms inside the chassis of a rusted out 1952 Buick in field west of the mountains. To this, no one can see it so the mountains go nuts and tell the orchid, "That's it, we've had enough." And finally, our story takes us to the island in question, and here, on this island is where you find your answers.

Okay, so Death Sentence: PANDA! wasn't exactly forthcoming with
its band name explanation, but that's cool. Now I can just go on imagining that it has something to do with a Mortal Kombat finishing move--or, I suppose I could journey to the aforementioned island. Think I'll stick my with my man, Raiden.

Now it's time for a BNotW bonus edition! It just so happened that one of the bands joining DS:P! at last Friday's Someday Lounge show was Fuckwolf, and that was just too good a band-name double-bill for BNotW to pass up. Here's what the San Fran experimental-experimental outfit had to say:

Fuckwolf got its name from its members, who gave it that name. We were sitting around trying to think of a name for the band, when suddenly it hit us: Fuckwolf. We knew that if we wanted to start playing gigs and sending out demos, and we wanted people to take us seriously, we'd definitely need a name--something that set us apart from every other band out there. After throwing a slew of names around, we settled on Fuckwolf. Sometimes we think of changing the name, but then we all have a good laugh.

Guess Fuckwolf was feeling slightly less creative than DS:P! when responding to its BNotW call. Oh well, the whole "'cause we gave it that name" angle actually hasn't been done before (and I guess it's kinda funny anyway).

Now, without further further adieu, BNotW presents this week's title-winner: Sprinkles (pronounced Thprinkes). If you're thinking, Why the hell is that such a great band name?, quit thinking: An esteemed compadre of Portland band (and ex-BNotW winner) Fruit of the Legion of Loom (who I mistakenly call Fruit of the Legion of the Loom all the time) is here to tell you:

Sprinkles is great name! You just need to remember that it's pronounced Thprinkles. When they opened up for Black Elk I got to say, "I'm going to see Black Elk with Thprinkles." Genius!

Can't argue with that--or this cat, which resides among Sprinkles' MySpace photos.


I love this band already.

Sprinkles on MySpace

Images: from the band's MySpace.
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