The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra Plays TV Themes You Know By Heart
by Perry Michael Simon on January 31, 2012
The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra is pretty adept at getting attention for their musical stunts, like string-heavy orchestral-style renditions of everything from the Black Keys to MGMT to a whole Nirvana covers EP, and for their recent offering of a hip-hop “lullaby” for the newborn Blue Ivy Carter. This time, they’ve posted their medley of TV themes, five minutes of songs you know by heart, and they’re wearing matching track suits, so you know they mean business. You get The Office, The Simpsons, Friends, and several others, and it’s also a reminder that the art of the TV theme is one that’s been diminished over the years (to the point where some shows barely have any music at all) but really should be preserved. Unless you don’t think the theme to Doctor Who (or, for that matter, Gilligan’s Island) is art, in which case I don’t know you anymore.