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Live & Acoustic from the Dickies Sounds Lounge!

We stopped by the Dickies Sounds Lounge while supporting our album PLANS IN PROGRESS, and recorded a few acoustic tracks for their Facebook Page!  Well they’re finally up on Youtube now, so go check em out!
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“…a stirring, unexpectedly enchanting soundscape…” thanks LA Weekly!

LA WEEKLY was nice enough to give our upcoming Feb 25 show at Los Globos in Los Angeles, a shout out this week, and say a few nice words about our yet-to-be-released PLANS IN PROGRESS addendum / collection of fan-requested covers called SOUVENIRS.

Sarah Ellquist de Blanke’s dreamy vocals and her musical partner Daniel de Blanke’s shimmering synths give these new-wave and post-punk chansons a modern sheen, but the strangest track of all is their cover of Kenny Rogers‘ “Just Dropped in (to See What Condition My Condition Was in).” Rather than camping it up, Robotanists transform this corny country-music standard into a stirring, unexpectedly enchanting soundscape, as Sarah’s languidly ethereal singing trails off in the haze of Daniel’s blended acoustic guitars and distant-thunder percussion.  Sometimes the most beautiful things happen in the strangest of places. — By Falling James

Read on at LAWEEKLY.com

MORE ABOUT THE ALBUM…

We’ve been quietly working on the collection for a year or so in our spare time while sorting through requests to pick the final lucky 7, and working on a new album of original work. (…coming out later this year!!!!)

Admittedly, the Kenny Rogers tune was a favorite pick of ours as well – chosen (we hope) for its “Big Lebowski” relation.

Another fave is, 1984’s “The Karate Kid”  kick ass motivational song, “You’re the Best Around.” The track was the first one we completed and actually ended up being the inaugural track for SYFFAL.com’s  ‘pop cultures collide’ feature.

We got so many requests we would start them up then scrap them, and pick a few more, until they all felt like the right ones. In the end, we went for the weirder, the unknown, the over-covered and the unexpected, with only our fans in mind.

With plenty of noted covers under our belt, we were never really sure how, when or if we would release these, so we’ve just been casually floating the tracks around as we did them.  They’ve never been mastered or available to download until now, so we’re excited to finally reveal them as a collection.

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SOUVENIRS will be available as a free digital download with select purchase of the album, PLANS IN PROGRESS starting February 26th, or to buy on its own through our official store.

PS. We’re putting the finishing touches on it now, and hope to give away a few free download cards at our show in LA on Feb. 25!!! Hope to see you there!

Live tracks from the studio…

We recently stopped by the HOUSE OF ROCK to do a live session presented by Hunnypot Unlimited and Blue Microphones. We played a few songs, old and new and snapped a few pics while we were there.  Check out this exclusive live track from the session!
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(Photos & Cinematography by Olivia Hemaratanatorn  // dontmeanmaybe.com)

Check out more picks on Flickr

These live tracks, fan requested covers and a few PLANS IN PROGRESS B-sides will appear on our album SOUVENIRS, coming out soon!
COMING SOON: SOUVENIRS cover art

Hear us on MTV’s UNDEREMPLOYED!!!

Soundtrack alert!!!

Check out our song “Have We Met Before” on MTV’s  Underemployed (Episode 106), this Tuesday, November 20th at 10PM / 9PM central!

“Have We Met Before” appears on our album, PLANS IN PROGRESS, avail on Bandcamp, iTunes and everywhere else worldwide via Overhead Records!!!

Hear ROBOTANISTS on CW’s “The L.A. Complex”

Don’t miss our song  “Wait a Minute Here” on season 2  of the CW’s The L.A. Complex! (or on Canada’s Much Music )

Look for Episode 212, called “Xs and Os” in your local TV listings or stream the complete episode at cwtv.com or MuchMusic.com.

Get the album CLOSE DOWN THE WOODS now at the ROBOTANISTS Store, iTunes and everywhere else!

Taking Requests…

As you might remember, last year we released our 3rd album, PLANS IN PROGRESS, and we asked our fans to help us get it made! In exchange for their generosity, we asked them to submit cover requests. We’ve been pretty busy since that last album, but have finally sorted through the requests and picked out our favorites and will be assembling them under the name SOUVENIRS!

BUT WAIT! We’ve decided to let you pick the last track on the album! Send your requests via email, facebook or twitter, and let us know what you want to hear! 

Here are some of the tracks we’ve already recorded…

You’re the Best Around (Joe Esposito)
Only the Lonely (The Motels)
One Summer Night (The Danleers)
Hello Its Me (Todd Rundgren)
Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order)

and more

 

So let us know what you want to hear!