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Seapunk Washes Up

We asked the creators of the genre to tell us what the hell is going on.

One week ago, The New York Times dipped its toes into the rising micro-genre known as #seapunk, and said that “like LOLcats and pedobear, [#seapunk] is an inside Web joke that feeds off its own ridiculousness.” 

Somehow we felt there was more to the story, so we hit up Coral Records Internazionale to get the straight dope on how seapunk made it from a hashtag to the storied pages of the Old Gray Lady. We didn't get much of a response, so we hit up the Twitter personae who created the term itself and asked them to tell us what the hell was going on. Two days later we had this incredible manifesto in our inbox. 

We present to you @LILINTERNET and @LILGOVERNMENT's “Seapunk Washes Up" in its entirety, not just because it’s too good to edit, but because these high seas run deep, 'naw mean?

Read the rest and unravel this mystery over at NOISEY.