posted February 25, 2011Tweet
While most Radiohead fans were still soaking in the band's new album, Los Angeles' glamorous indie-pop group Robotanists reinterpreted, recorded and released their own version of The King of Limbs in its entirety, just 24 hours after its release. Their version of the album can be streamed online.
Recently Robotanists released their own third full-length album, "Plans In Progress," produced by Danny Kalb (Beck, Karen O, Feist). RCRD LBL recently posted the premiere of the song, "On/Off The Ledge." Check out the complete "Plans In Progress" album.
The quartet, often compared to Florence + The Machine, Jenny Lewis,The Xx, et al., is currently headlining a residency at the Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles every Monday night throughout February. In March, Robotanists play several shows at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX.
Comprised of songwriters Sarah Ellquist (vocals & keys) and Daniel DeBlanke (guitar, keys) and rhythm section Keith Boyarsky (bass) and Preston Scott Phillips (drums), Robotanists have spent the past couple of years spreading their big choruses and delicate prose across North America on tour and on the radio. Their breakthrough single "Wait a Minute Here" (from the band's 2008 debut, "Close Down The Woods") topped charts in Los Angeles (KCRW, KROQ) and other major cities across the US. "Subtlety is Underrated" was recently featured in a particularly provocative striptease scene on the 2011 season premiere of The Jersey Shore.
The group's latest effort further expands its lush and lulling sound with contributions from Brad Breek (The Mae Shi, Skull Tape) who added analog synth throughout.