Great Job, Internet!: Read This: How “Simpsonwave” became a thing

“Simpsonwave” is exactly what it sounds like: the collision of the weird, nostalgia-and-Tumblr driven electronic subgenre “vaporwave” and clips from early episodes of The Simpsons, usually with fake VHS distortion and other effects added.

That makes as much sense as anything about vaporwave. But how did it come to be in the first place? According to the Pitchfork article “What The Hell Is Simpsonwave?” by Kevin Lozano, it may have all come from a single Vine made last fall by a user called Spicster, who combined a clip from the season seven episode “Bart On The Road” and the song “Resonance” by Home.

Lozano talked to Lucien Hughes, the English college student who put together YouTube’s most seminal Simpsonwave playlist.

According to Hughes, who is now working on original vaporwave tunes of his own, Simpsonwave took off because early Simpsons and vaporwave strike a similar chord in the minds …

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