Ten Awesome Bands That Don’t Really Exist


As Stereogum noted earlier this week, Zooey Deschanel has a “fake synth pop project from the forthcoming major motion picture Yes Man” (otherwise known as that annoying new Jim Carrey movie where he says the word “yes” at least 45 times in the trailer); the faux band is called Munchausen By Proxy, and aside from Deschanel it’s made up of members of San Francisco’s Von Iva.

Maybe we were just hypnotized by her permanently amazing bangs, but we find ourselves liking MBP. You can watch a video of them performing “Sweet Ballad” from the film’s soundtrack — don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along with the “whore no more/I’m not your late night booty call” chorus, too. After the jump, we countdown 10 fictional bands that we wish were real (oddly, most of them come from the ’90s…); drop any honorable mentions in the comments.

And please don’t tell us we forgot Zack Attack from Saved by the Bell — we just couldn’t find any footage on YouTube that didn’t dub their performance of “Friends Forever” with a scary Gwar song.

1. Sonic Death Monkey/Barry Jive and the Uptown 5 from High Fidelity

2. The Beets from Doug

3. Frozen Embryos from My So-Called Life

4. The Paranoids from The Crying of Lot 49

5. Girl Talk from Full House

6. Loveburger from Can’t Hardly Wait

7. Autobahn from The Big Lebowski

8. The Folksmen from A Mighty Wind

9. The Lone Rangers from Airheads

10. Dimension from Freaks and Geeks