I’m a music obsessive who listens, writes, and breathes the stuff for a living, and even I would rather surf Netflix most days than sift through the detritus of a band’s website. Savvy internet scholars that they are, Brooklyn duo Tanlines picked up on this reality and designed a website that’s ostensibly their own version of the video streaming site.
It’s interactive in the way that Netflix is, offering a hilarious parody of our movie- and TV-obsessed viewing habits. The songs and albums have little facetious descriptions written up too, and all the previewed items lead to real iTunes or Spotify links. Jesse Cohen spoke to Billboard about the prank:
Having a band website in 2015 is kind of pointless. If someone wants to know when we’re playing or what we’re doing they can get that information from social media or sites like Songkick, but you still have to have [an official website]. I was thinking about how we could make something relevant to how we actually use the internet, and I was thinking about how much time we spend on the menu page for Netflix trying to figure out what movie to watch.
Here’s what it looks like:
However, my screenshots are not interactive, so why not binge on some Tanlines tracks and head over there for yourself? I always think cleverness should be rewarded, especially when it’s embedded with cultural commentary. 10/10 full troll points.