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I Listen to Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet.

Design by Evan Ferstenfeld

I Listen to Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet. - small view I Listen to Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet. - small view I Listen to Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet. - small view

Say somethin' nice

No account?

ncanale on Nov 10, 2011 at 19:31:09

The problem with this is that none of the models have a mustache and none are riding a bike/wearing skinny jeans/talking on their iphone at the coffee shop/etc. Come on threadless! :)

Bambaat on Nov 4, 2011 at 10:43:26

I dont like colours, but idea is very good.

Fi0na on Oct 7, 2011 at 23:45:21

Would like to see this one in white letters on black

joelnmendes on Sep 7, 2011 at 21:16:31

other colours please. sweet design, lovin it.

joelnmendes on Sep 7, 2011 at 21:16:09

other colours please. sweet design, lovin it.

Text Reciprocation on Aug 15, 2011 at 13:38:11

The Hectic Glow

emmamarley on Jul 17, 2011 at 09:09:06

I would like to ask.... for this model that is wearing the tee ''I listen to bands that don't even exist yet'', what size is it?

ThatOneMuggle on Jul 4, 2011 at 15:28:20

Accurate joke is accurate. I love the Hectic Glow.

KBiggs99 on Jul 1, 2011 at 22:45:27

ahhhh! I'm in love! this is wonderful!

Trimm Trabb on Jun 19, 2011 at 10:54:05

*applauds*

Well said FRICKINAWESOME. No one complained years ago, anyway not from what I saw when I bought the shirt. Ofcourse it's a joke that many people could've made, but if they didn't like it, they shouldn't have voted for the shirt and gotten it printed.
I could complain on many threadless designs that they are ripoffs of some shirt that was made years ago, but it's pointless. People like it, they vote and they buy it. If you don't like it, go and buy some other shirt.

FRICKINAWESOME on Jun 16, 2011 at 15:35:00

To all of you who have said they've heard this joke or come up with this joke before:

I guess there are many iterations of this kind of non-existent based humor, yet no one has provided an example pin-pointing this precise version of the joke I came up with independently for the Threadless tee. I've come up with over ten thousand slogans by now, and I'm sure at least a couple dozen might have been thought up by someone else as well, it just happens sometimes when enough people are concentrating on the same topic. Funny, since I made this slogan around 2006-early 2007, for the first three-four or so years this design was out, NO ONE made any accusations about this being anywhere but from myself, and now suddenly I've ripped this off from everyone whose ever come up with a joke. Oh please, lol.

I pride myself on coming up with completely original material in my slogans and collabs, and I think I've proven I don't need other people's jokes to get slogan/design prints, so seriously y'all need to chill out. I never saw a Zack Galafinakis stand-up until last year, and it wasn't the one you were talking about boombip. Anyways, that joke you mentioned is getting at a more straight-forward, different concept than what my slogan is, although it touches on some of the ways I was trying to take the piss out of hipster music fans.

The fact is, I never thought this was nearly my best slogan, but Threadless picked it, it became VERY popular, and I am forever grateful to Threadless for this slogan "launching" my career and making me think I can maybe one day make a living doing whatever the hell is is I do here. I'm glad many of you enjoy it and I will continue to have no shame in claiming that I created this slogan.

Toodles!

Pank Mama on Jun 15, 2011 at 00:40:42

It's okay, all of you who're worried about Evan copying comedians. Another comedian just tweeted this joke, like, yesterday. I came on here, all in a huff, to tattle on him because this has always been one of my favorite shirts. Point: it's a funny joke, let's not get too excited.

CiCiTheFirst on May 23, 2011 at 12:36:35

i love this
its friggen awesome

Buniah on May 14, 2011 at 19:45:26

This is the best line ever! Wish it was offered in other colours. b

discorporated on May 8, 2011 at 15:27:19

Well, boombim, Zach might have used this in his standup years ago, but I doubt he said it publicly before 1993, which is when I first made this joke in the form of "I like them before they even existed!" ...it's really a young person thing (I'm old now) and probably thousands of people think of it on their own every year. Still, it makes me sad that I didn't win $500 for this slogan. ALL of my slogans are fantastic, but I guess you only win if you get a game plan with 20 or 30 of your closest friends on Threadless supporting each other. F that.

I Listen to Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet.
I Listen to Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet.