This just in, from Pitchfork… our very own Daniel DeBlanke (ROBOTANISTS / WESTERN BELLS) is going on tour with White Sea this month (tour dates below). Go see them and buy the new record!
White Sea is Morgan Kibby, member of M83 on Saturdays=Youth and Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. Her debut LP In Cold Blood is out May 20 via Crush Music/Songs. She’s already shared “Prague”; that’s “Future Husbands Past Lives” above. Find her upcoming tour dates below.
Here’s what Kibby said about the album in a press release:
“This record couldn’t have been more self-reflective or personal if I had tried. I took many cues from Prince, Donna Summer and countless films to hopefully impart a deeply moving and almost visual experience for people when they listen.”
05-23 George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
05-24 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
05-26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *
05-27 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *
05-28 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown *
05-30 Kansas City, MO – Summer Concert Series Power & Light District *
05-31 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater *
06-01 Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
06-03 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater *
06-04 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
06-05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *
06-08 Richmond, VA – The National *
06-10 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater *
06-11 Miami, FL – Grand Central *
* with The Naked and Famous
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!
As you might have noticed, we’ve been in hiding for a bit… writing, recording, and working on side projects. We’ve got a collection of covers by request coming out soon called SOUVENIRS, and we started a string quartet companion to Plans in Progress, that we might or might not release.
We’ve also been busy working on a brand new record (you might have seen us perform a new song or two over the summer)! We’ve always written and recorded albums while touring, but this time around we’re trying to take some time off from the stage and see where it takes us. Wish us luck!
In the meantime, we’ll be performing and broadcasting a live recording session, presented by Blue Microphones & Hunnypot Music, from THE HOUSE OF ROCK, to a very small group of fans. We’re going to have a less than a dozen guest list slots, so email RSVP@robotanists.com or RSVP to this Facebook event for a chance to get on the teeny tiny guest list and we’ll throw your name into the hat!
The House of Rock features a $3.5 million studio designed by Grammy Award-winning music engineer and producer Jack Joseph Puig and Tyler Barth, with a series of drop glass light pendants hang above a curving, snake-skin patterned sofa, and ceilings soundproofed with cottons and silks designed to evoke a piano keyboard. (oh la la)
High profile record labels, charities and artists have called the House of Rock home this year (Christina Aguilera recently debuted her new album there). So it’s going to be a one of a kind performance, and experience for all!
We might play a few more surprise shows now and then, so sign up HERE to get the low down as soon as they happen!
See you soon!