Arguably one of 2009’s greatest indie-relevant memesters, Wallpaper. are only a daily-meme away from becoming the musical equivalent of Carles.
While it seems that Wallpaper’s attention has (thus far) been limited to a relativity niche-market (judging mainly by their limited YouTube views), there’s little denying that their meme-choice has potential for mainstream crossover appeal.
Here’s the 3 vital Wallpaper. memes of the last few months.
Second was the impressively timely remix of Jay-Z’s “Death Of Autotune” — turning it into an excessively autotune’d mash-up with winning lines like “I got 99 problems but my pitch ain’t one.” Not exactly a re-listenable track, but neither is “D.O.A.”.
And most recently, is the viral-hopeful “Booty Tweet”. Purposely cheesy — and a little mediocre perhaps — but I think they are the first to the punch.
Now, I wonder if this series of memes is going to translate into something better?