Best New Band Names, Ranked
SEO would be a good name for a band.
Just like web-based businesses that grab your eye with cleverly misspelled monikers (Flickr, Srsly, Pixlr, Timr), bands from Joe Jonas’ high-profile DNCE and the Weeknd to up-and-coming acts like Canadian electronic duo DVBBS, Mexican rapper MLKMN, Florida’s lo-fi XXYYXX, Canadian garage pop band JPNSGRLS and Norwegian producer CLMD get attention by forcing you to figure out what their all-cap handles (always with the all-cap) mean.
18. LSKLSFJL (N.B.: not to be confused with the Portland ME band LSKLSFJK)
17. PRTLNDM (N.B.: not to be confused with the Portland ME band PRTLNDRGN)
16. NB (N.B.: not to be confused with the Portland ME band N.B.:)
12. JKFJBKD (N.B.: the LSKLSFJL side project, not the LSKLSFJK tribute act JKFJKBD)
10. HPSTRHMSNDWCH (pronounced “bánh mì”)
8. DVFGBG JR
7. 8 (pronounced “nine”)