(also known as nerd rock or dork rock)
Paradoxical is a field that only the brave can fit in, regardless of their ability.
How it sounds
Essentially like alternative rock, but with the addition of strange instruments and without a trace of seriousness.
With themes taken from pop culture and comics.
Why listen to it
Because we do like American humor.
It has remarkable bands and is definitely not boring.
Through humor, they also say serious things, describing Western culture through science fiction.
It shows no signs of progress.
Where we meet it
When did it start
In the early 1990s, although the great inspirer of the genre and its archetypal form is Frank Zappa.
Who are the pioneers
Nerf Herder is the first band to describe itself as a Geek rock band.
The success of They Might Be Giants‘ third album, “Flood”, was released in January 1990, prompting Billboard magazine to name them “Nerd-Rock Kings”.
The same title was given to Weird Al Yankovic, meaning “King of nerd rock”.
You have to listen
Weezer, Radioactive Chickenheads, Cake, OK Go, Fishboy, The Protomen.
Days of glory
Mostly in the ’90s, but also in the ’10s some bands were quite successful.
It is the musical investment of culture, aesthetics essentially plays a big role in this genre. And they are not always funny.
What is it confused with
With American punk, alternative rock, Indie Rock
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Sounds like Green Day, but with myopic musicians and boring standard haircuts.
As a college band of ’90s American teen comedy.