We can’t talk about “geek rock” without a little Nerf Herder. Formed in 1994, they’re well known for their punk-rock style and lyrics filled with gems of geekdom and pop culture references. Their name actually originates from a Star Wars reference. A “nerf herder” is a fictional occupation referred to by Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in the 1980 film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, when she insults Han Solo (Harrison Ford) for asserting that she has romantic feelings for him: “Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!” (Nerf is a domesticated bison-like quadruped in the Star Wars franchise, bred mainly as fatstock). This is strangely appropriate considering it is Star Wars day. May the 4th be with you!
So, we’ll start this week with a hit of theirs.-