Closed for Storm…

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Closed for Storm

Check out this short “Closed for Storm,” scored by Daniel DeBlanke of ROBOTANISTS & WESTERN BELLS.

on stage tonight…

It’s no surprise we’ve all been slaving away on a million creative endeavors all year — hopefully we’ll have a new ROBOTANISTS record for you soon! In the meantime… go see Daniel performing with some of our friends!

Head over the Satellite tonight to see Daniel perform with SEVEN SATURDAYS.

and on 9/11 See him on stage with AVID DANCER at the Bootleg Theater.

PS. tune in to Cartoon Hangover at 1 pm PST to see the latest episode of Bravest Warriors — scored by Daniel!

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a COMIC-CON DeBlanke EXCLUSIVE! Yay!

Our  very own, Daniel DeBlanke recently scored an episode of Pendleton Ward’s “Bravest Warriors” (You might have heard of his other show, ADVENTURE TIME!?!). 

Even more awesome… the episode will be premiered at COMIC-CON this week in San Diego!!!!  

So if you’re going, make sure you stop by the “CARTOON HANGOVER / Bravest Warriors” panel on THURSDAY (2 pm) for the exclusive screening  (starring one of the show’s favorite time travelers) and show Q&A.

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WHAT IS BRAVEST WARRIORS?

Bravest Warriors follows four teenaged heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions. Chris, Beth, Wallow, and Danny negotiate the most fragile laws of space-time—emotion—where every decision could lead to broken dreams and crushed hearts. There’s intergalactic battles for attention and affection; love that spans space, time, and reason; and proof that adventure takes on many, often weird, forms.

Created by Pendleton Ward, the mind behind Cartoon Network’s hit show Adventure Time, and written and directed by Breehn Burns, co-creator of the award-winning short “Dr. Tran.” Season One consists of 11 five-minute episodes. You can watch them all NOW exclusively on YouTube.

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THE EVENT:

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Room 28DE

Breehn Burns (writer/director of Bravest Warriors) and the cast of Bravest WarriorsTara Strong (voice of Plum), Alex Walsh (voice of Chris), John Omohundro (voice of Danny), Ian Jones-Quartey (voice of Wallow), Michael-Leon Wooley (voice of Impossibear), along with Bob Boyle (storyboard artist), discuss season 1 and the upcoming season 2, moderated by Eric Homan (producer of Bravest Warriors, VP of development at Frederator). Don’t miss sneak previews of new Bravest Warriors episodes and other exclusive news. Seven-year-old Sam Lavagnino (voice of Catbug) will make a special appearance.Natasha Allegri (creator, Bee and Puppycat) will talk about her first original cartoon and will present a sneak peak of Bee and Puppycat part 2, as will other Cartoon Hangover stars Miss Kelly Martin(creator, Dr. Lollipop) and Aliki Grafft (director, Dr. Lollipop).

MORE INFO @ http://comiccon2013.sched.org

Watch Bravest Warriors on Cartoon Hangover!

PS. If you’re still in LA – come hang out with us at the Standard Hollywood TONIGHT @ 7:30 pm! Sarah & Daniel are performing as WESTERN BELLS!

New music, films & side projects, oh my!

This summer, Daniel and I (Sarah) will be scoring and writing original songs (as WESTERN BELLS) for an upcoming film with a story we’re excited to help tell through music.

Platonic Solid is the story of twenty-somethings Parker and Madison, who after failing at heterosexuality, discover their own truths in the face of heartache, experience the difficulties of coming out, and re-define what it means to be “soul mates.”

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The film’s amazing writer/actress/filmmaker, Melinda Stephan, would love for you to get involved! Help her produce the film by contributing to her Kickstarter campaign through July 17th, and get rewarded! DONATE HERE!

Platonic Solid, the film and soundtrack will be out later this year. Learn more about this musical project at WesternBells.com or come see us perform live at Desert Nights @ the Standard on July 17th

xo Sarah

Listen up!

In case you missed it… we were featured on last week’s episode of MTV’s Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous  (#7 “The Zachelor”)! Listen for ROBOTANISTS’  “Subtlety is Underrated” from the album, Close Down the Woods!

Also on the Soundtrack… Air Traffic Controller, Lonesome Ghost and more!

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Stream Episode 7 NOW online at MTV.com or find out more about the soundtrack & download free tracks here.

ROBOTANISTS’ Daniel DeBlanke scores short film. Soundtrack out now!

With the 2013 Sundance Film Festival underway,  our favorite label, Overhead Records has released composer, songwriter and fellow ROBOTANIST, Daniel DeBlanke’s original music for the AFI, short film Pyro and Klepto (directed by Justin Chandra) for FREE for a limited time via Bandcamp.

Fellow ROBOTANIST, Sarah Ellquist also lent her voice and words to a few  songs on the soundtrack, to the film that premiered on January 16th, to phenomenal reception.

FOR A LIMITED TIME,  DOWNLOAD & STREAM The original soundtrack.

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DeBlanke, isn’t a stranger to film, having co-scored the Official Sundance Film Festival Selection and performance pieceLoma Lynda Episode II, along with Ellquist.  His work has also appeared on the small screen, with songs on numerous TV shows like MTV’s Jersey Shore and ABC’s Private Practice. He’s also collaborated with other composers on shows for Nickelodeon, MTV, and the Disney Channel.

Look for the film at upcoming film festivals, and the soundtrack on itunes and other digital retailers worldwide this year via Overhead Records! For more about the film visit pyroandklepto.com & facebook.com/pyrokleptomovie.