I’d like to take a moment here to talk about the LeetStreet Boys and why they’re deluded pieces of shit. I know we’ve featured some of their auto-tuned pop rock “music” before, but we’ve never taken a look at the train wreck that is the actual band members. Let’s start with the most prominent member and co-founder of the band, Matt:
Matt is the lead singer of the otaku super group Leetstreet Boys. Like Japanophiles across the country, Matt’s obsessed with all things anime and video games, which are his main preoccupations. He also writes about falling in love, and the mix of fandom and romance in his songs have charmed otaku girls nationwide. Audiences packed with fangirls scream for him at conventions!
Pretty popular and cool looking guy, huh? I’m pretty confident the manchild behind this hit band is exactly like his anime persona and not at all like a 35-year-old creeper.
That’s alright though, because the LeetStreet Boys consists of the suave lead singer Matt, Ken from Street Fighter, the obligatory lesbian gamer girl, and a fucking dragon.
Actually it just consists of three dudes and one girl that’s too self-conscious to post anything other than an anime picture of herself on their site. Now, I want you guys to imagine Sum 41 for a moment. Now instead of them being a bunch of 31-year-olds that sing about what it’s like to be a high school freshman, imagine them singing about what it’s like being a self-absorbed asshole high school freshman in their school’s anime club. Imagine the lead singer wants to be anime so bad he injects blended Pocky into his veins. That’s the LeetStreet Boys.
Their first song came out in 2004 and was called “Yuri the Only One for Me.” They claim it’s internationally recognized, so maybe some dude in Taiwan accidentally saw it or something, I don’t know.
These guys are onto something big here. Not everyone can just shove nonsensical anime references into every sentence. I can’t wait for their experimental rap single called “Dragonballs in Your Mouth” to come out next year. That’s their old shit though, let’s take a look at their more modern hits.
Oh sorry, I think I just linked the same song. The joke is that all their songs sound the same. It’s all the same auto-tuned pop rock shit with anime rainbow music videos and bad Japanese.
A lot of it just comes off as shitty pandering to a small and annoying fanbase. Their music videos all consist of the lead singer’s ideal anime self being fawned over by anime girls, trying to look smooth while they shit out as many anime and video game references they can within three minutes. Sure, you might have a fanbase consisting of 12- to 14-year-olds that think wearing Naruto headbands is the coolest thing ever, but where is that going to get you? Why would you want a fanbase made entirely of babies and manbabies that spend all their time worshiping Asian pop culture?
Their last video seems to be getting a lot of negative attention now. I wonder how this will affect their self-insert wish fulfillment webcomic.
My guess is that their next storyline will consist of them beating up the YouTube Commenter High School jocks with their martial arts skills before going to an anime convention and getting laid.