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Simpsonwave is the chill new aesthetic that everyone’s enjoying without you

Clear your afternoon and dig in.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 2, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 4:27 pm CDT

What are you listening to right now? Great, that sucks. Here’s the stuff you need to be on: Simpsonwave.

If you’re a diehard fan of The Simpsons, you know that lying in a stupor on your Doritos-dusted couch while watching classic episodes you’ve seen a thousand times is as almost as good as being back in your mother’s womb. It’s warm, familiar, drowsy, and safe.

Well, Simpsonwave takes that hazy ’90s nostalgia and turns it up with some fluid editing, retro neon filters, VHS-style distortion, and ticklish grooves from chillwave and vaporwave producers. The result is a dreamscape of half-recalled references and emotional drift.

What else do you need to know? Pretty much nothing. Just dive in and see a cartoon you thought you knew melted down and reconstructed before your very eyes. We always knew The Simpsons was the greatest TV show of all time, but in its countless multitudes, it keeps on surprising us.

H/T @RoughTradeNYC

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*First Published: Jun 2, 2016, 2:06 pm CDT