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|Archived Since:||February 2, 2008|
Wreck Of The Zephyr - The Rolling Over Process - Live at the Hobbyshop. My friends have been doing some interesting work here in LA lately. Some of them are in the band, others are filming. It's all happening at the Hobby Shop which is a recording studio / performance space, which is why the sound quality is so good. Show More Summary
I understand that these fellas will never be everyone's cup of tea, but I can't help it. They scratch a particular itch for me, musically speaking. This is one of their stronger compositions, less overtly-indebted to the midwestern emo of the late '90s and more... Show More Summary
Full disclosure: Zach Sherwin, alias MC Mr. Napkins, is a good friend of mine. I've known the dude since my improv comedy days, which also involved Robot Mark. Weird, right? Improv! Now let's never speak of it again. MC Mr. Napkins - Geography Trivia and F-Bombs. Show More Summary
The ACB's - Boy Like Me. Look, I'm not making excuses. But there's so much going these days - I've got a kid on the way, and January has been one big snowstorm - that listening to new music seems like big challenge. I've been falling back on the classics lately: The Sunset Tree, Excitable Boy, Every Picture Tells A Story. Show More Summary
Like always, I am super, super late to the party. Like a slow motion Afghan Whigs, or a Mogwai that got laid once in a while, this will all sound familiar to you. Dredging the absolute bottom of the murky waters of the '90s they come...Show More Summary
As everyone braces their bodies for the quiet padding of snow on the east coast, and the sun sets in the west on a blandly cool day, and the folks in the middle snap and crack with frost, we all --together in this business despite our weather-- continue to sleep on the Family Band...
Apex Manor - Under the Gun. I was sorry to hear that The Broken West broke up. They were one of those bands that didn't do anything flashy or innovative, they just played well-written songs, and played them very well. They didn't get the attention they deserved. Show More Summary
The Monkey is 2011....
Thao needs a shower curtain. Thao - Gift Card. One last Christmas song before we head off to see our families, open some presents, and drink some alcohol. This one is very practical, and gets to a very important point: things have gotten very impersonal. Show More Summary
Christmas music. Megafaun - I Saw Three Ships. Despite my excitement in the previous post, I have not done my musical job this Christmas season. I've listened to A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector a handful of times, and tried...Show More Summary
Christmas music! I'm glad it's that time of year again. I always make myself wait until the day after Thanksgiving to delve into the "Holiday" genre on my iPod, because of the risk of overexposure. What if it's December 24, and I can't stand to hear Ronnie Spector sing "Sleigh Ride"?? Oh, the things I worry about. Show More Summary
Another entry from the I'm Really Behind file. Fourth of July put out a record called Before Our Hearts Explode! back in August, and I'm finally catching up with it. These guys have been putting out solid releases for a few years now;...Show More Summary
There is something incredibly satisfying about watching talented people gracefully and earnestly grow up. The women here rock hard and with enough unforced urgency that we don't wish for what used to be but instead focus on the beauty and energy in the room. In other words: I'm fucking psyched for the Wild Flag album....
While we were gone, stuff piled up. A lot of stuff. And with no relaunch date in sight, it was very hard to be motivated enough to check out the new music coming my way. But there are some bands I love hearing from, so when I got an e-mail from Mike of Boston's Faces on Film, I was eager to listen. Show More Summary
Watch my old friends Kristian and Tim splash around in the surf in slo-mo. Subversive comment on bullshit chill wave or just convenient because they live in SoCal? Either way I'm glad they're still at it....
On second thought, you should probably call it a comeback. Oh brother! Sorry for the extremely long delay, loyal Robots readers. We had some major server issues that we couldn't figure out. And after we spent a few weeks trying to figure them out, we got frustrated and took a break. Show More Summary
It's rare that we here at Robots get to write about a band from the beginning to the end. Of course, we'd rather bands we like don't break up, but I love the fact that I've been enjoying Spaghetti Western String Co. since they released their debut Do Right By People in 2004. Show More Summary
Wolf People - Tiny Circle It's not every day that we're blasted in the face with a flute solo. The jazz flute, once the powerhouse backbone in many a funk/psych band's arsenal has been relegated to ren-faire mockery (thanks jethro tull) or outright lunatic derision (ron burgandy!). Show More Summary
The Chap - We Work in Bars. It's rare to hear someone so excited about gainful employment. Are the Chap just victims of the poor economy and simply glad to have a place to work, even if it's a mundane job at the bar? Or are they mocking...Show More Summary
The PDX Pop Now! Festival, to be held from July 30 to August 31, will raise money for PDX Pop Now!, a non-profit dedicated to supporting Portland's music scene. It looks like a pretty great organization, and if the lineup on the schedule is to be believed, this year's festival will have 50 sweet Portland bands. Show More Summary