Ary Warnaar Of Anamanaguchi Premieres New Music For Dating Naked Video Game

The chiptune pioneer speaks on composing for Love's A Beach + what's next for the band.

-By Joseph Dussault

The salacious reality TV buffs in us were delighted when VH1’s Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps returned to primetime last week. As an added bonus, the new season came packaged with a sunny, sidescrolling video game. In Love’s A Beach, players aim to take their clothesless companions on the best beach-strolling, river-running, ATV-riding date ever – all from the comfort of their browsers.

This au naturel adventure features a shimmering chiptune soundtrack from Ary Warnaar, of the New York outfit Anamanaguchi. The band rose to prominence in the early naughts, crafting punky 8-bit jams on outdated Nintendo consoles. Reared on special music programs called “trackers,” which emulate video game sound chips, they have since expanded their sound to include new sound palettes, hinting at dance music and electro-pop influences.

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