Sunday, March 7, 2010

Panda Haters

Panda, written Pxndx, is a Spanish-language punk, emo, call-them-what-you-will band out of Mexico. They're the largest alternative band in Mexico and Latin America, and they enjoyed quite a bit of success until 2007. That's when the Pxndx hating began.

I first heard Pxndx right before all the accusations began. A friend gave me two of their top singles to check out. Now this isn't my usual style of music, but I thought I'd give it a try for the Spanish benefit. "Los Malaventuras No Lloran" is pretty catchy, and the pulsing bass line showed promise. Once I heard "Disculpa Los Malos Pensamientos," I immediately thought of Fall Out Boy, and there's the Pxndx problem.

At the height of Pxndx's popularity, someone accused the band of plagiarism and all hell broke loose. The band was allegedly ripping off U.S. acts like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Sum 41. Green Day even went so far as to sue the Mexican rockers.

Fans became outraged and formed Anti-Pxndxs to protest the fallen musicians. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, bloggers spread the news across borders. One anti-fan compiled this audio sample of some of the supposedly stolen songs.

Whether you believe the accusations or not, you now know one thing. The next time you see this... know that it has nothing to do with people supporting the extinction of big, fluffy Panda bears. Just make sure to turn down your speakers if you're blaring any Pxndx.

Eso es todo,
DJ Gringuito


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  2. ^ Did anyone translate that spam comment, by the way?

    You miiiiight want to delete it. HAHA!!!