Chip Bits: The J. Arthur Keenes Band

The J. Arthur Keenes Band is not a band. It is in fact one quiet fellow from Canada who makes one hell of a pretty noise with a  Game Boy, a guitar, and a voice. That’s all you need to rock, apparently. Though bummed that I missed his set at Blip Fest 09 due to being snowed-in, I did download his free album “Pamplemousse.” After burning it into my eardrums on near-constant repeat for weeks, I can safely say it’s possibly one of the best chiptune EPs I’ve heard in some time.  Made of four tracks full of melody, melancholy, and rocking mayhem, this is one download you don’t want to miss. What are you waiting for? Do it! Do it now!