The German art Students
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The German art Students

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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The best kept secret in music



Geeky Indie Rock based around warm and fuzzy guitars and self-conscious vocals sung in a narrative style. Oddly nostalgic, the tunes tend to elicit feelings of youthful innocence.
- Web Reviews

"Online Review"

What makes these songs succeed, much like any other parody, is their attention to detail: these kids do a wonderful job of citing such specifics as triple-toe loops, the Franklin Mint Collection, and the Monitor versus the Merrimack. On that basis, "Disgruntled Figure Skating Judge" and "Civil War Re-enactor" are the most effective songs of the lot, with imaginative topics and joyful singalong refrains
-Joseph McCombs, All Music Guide
- All Music Guide

"In Music We trust"

The indie-rock darlings that are The German Art Students bring a bouncy rough edged
energy to their album Kissing by the Superconductor. Their sound is a mix of early Belly
and the Lemonheads with pop guitar infecting this album from the storytelling of "Steve Vai
Boyfriend" to the chaos of "News Nugget" with the songs touched by enough distortion to
give it that garage dirty feel. "Jenny Flex" brings together influencing aspects of The B52's
and surf guitar of Dick Dale and the Deltones period Southern California beach sound. You
can tell they had fun making this collection of lighthearted tunes and that feel transfers
to the listener. Rating: B-.
-Mark A. Lawrence the IV, - Online Review

"Tiny Mixtapes"

Their energetic style translated incredibly well to the live stage. As Rockey said, “they
look like they are having so much fun, you can’t help but smile”, which really summed it up
perfectly. First of all, the bassist was wearing a kilt, and all four of them jumped around
the stage without slowing for all 45 minutes of their show. They played most of the songs
off of their album, including Jenny Flex, Bionic, Nightmare Date Experience, Shitty
Directions, and my favorite, Technical, a song about geek love. Each one delivered on fun.
Really, there is no better word to describe the show. Not only are their lyrics witty and
funny (though sometimes hard to catch, unfortunately), but the band members themselves
are hilarious, as they showed during their between-song banter. They wrapped things up
with Steve Vai Boyfriend, featuring Annelies, the singer, doing a kind of Nada
Surf/”Popular” spoken word thing about a high school boyfriend who looked like musician
Steve Vai. Great stuff.
-Nicole, - Online review

"10 Campus Music Scenes to Watch"

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"Nimble witted new wave pop" - Rolling Stone, Feb 2003


Kissing by the Superconductor - Sept. 2002
Name Droppers - May 2005

Compilations - Different for Girls, Joe Jackson tribute


Feeling a bit camera shy


Formed in spring of 98 with a history teacher and a math teacher joining forces to play rock n roll with song topics such as figure skating judges and Civil War Reenactors.