“After Radiohead released their most recent record, The King of Limbs, back in February, L.A.‘s Robotanists assigned themselves with the arduous task of covering the whole album within 24 hours. Their interpretation of “Codex” is their best effort, swapping the filtered piano for an electric guitar and backed by Sarah DeBlanke’s smooth vocals.”
Also on the list… Amanda Palmer, Gnarles Barkley, Vampire Weekend, John Mayer, John Vanderslice, Punch Brothers, Jamie Cullum, Regina Spektor, Mark Ronson, Gillian Welch, Ingrid Michaelson and more!
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ROBOTANISTS also did an interview with PASTE back in February, where the band talked about remaking the King of Limbs in just 24 hours, and and what they thought of Radiohead’s version.
In that interview, Daniel DeBlanke had this to say about “Codex”…
“The record is very dry in some ways. We wanted to make ours like lush, spacey, dreamier. There’s a lot more vocal harmony and swimming in reverb. For instrumentation, all the drum beats are playable live with…all that crazy nuance in that later half of the record. It’s all viable in a more organic way. I especially loved “Codex,” and I wanted to be able to do it completely live. Right now, we could go to the show—we have a residency this month in L.A., so we have another show on Monday—and we could go there and potentially play “Codex.” It’s just so beautiful.”
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Here is some other recent ROBOTANISTS press:
QRO MAGAZINE (NY / UK) >>>>
ALBUM REVIEW ”A really ballsy rock n roll band. Beautiful, breathy vocals; style for miles; and epic compositional turns that pull you in without pretense.”
MAGNET MAGAZINE (National) >>>>
AMPLIFIER MAGAZINE (Boston) >>>>
ALBUM REVIEW “…seductive and ethereal, Plans in Progress melds the mechanical (synthesizers, midi-sequencing etc.) with the mortal (i.e. real instruments played by humans) akin to the legendary lads from Abingdon, Oxfordshire along with the sleek sexuality (and grooves) of latter day Blondie and Everything But The Girl.”
402 PRODUCTIONS (San Francisco) >>>>
ALBUM REVIEW “Robotanists are dreamscape designers who know how to make a great, great record… “The Lack Thereof” begins with a country twang, transitions into melodic-ballad heaven, and crescendos into spacey bliss that is something you would hear from Philip Glass. The melody snowballs into echoey euphoric vocals that sent chills down my spine.”
SYFFAL (Los Angeles) >>>>
THE DELI MAGAZINE (National) >>>>
ALBUM + MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW “ Robotanists set themselves apart from most bands, keeping an upbeat and interesting style at the same time as being deep and sensual.”
INDIE ROCK REVIEWS (National) >>>>
MUSIC VIDEO FEATURE | ALBUM REVIEW “Evocatively dreamlike without sacrificing command or precision. [Plans in Progress] moves consistently through a spectrum of hushed melodies, crashing choruses and driving rhythms. The Robotanists’ third full length album may be the shortest, but it’s the most relentless and auspicious in what lies ahead for the four piece.”
AERIAL NOISE >>>>
ALBUM + CONCERT REVIEW “concentrated dose of brilliance… and with an LP full of fetching tracks [Plans in Progress], whose gigantic choruses will penetrate your subconscious and stay there.”
EAT SLEEP BREATHE MUSIC >>>>
ALBUM REVIEW “Robotanists third album, Plans in Progress, is full of soulful melodies and soothing vocals. From beginning to end the listener is transported into a relaxing state of zen, mesmerized by singer Sarah DeBlanke’s vocals. The songs effortless blend together so that there isn’t a moment for the listener to jolt back to reality.”
MY FAVORITE MAOI >>>>
ALBUM REVIEW + INTERVIEW | CONCERT REVIEW | VIDEO OF THE DAY“Plans in Progress is an album filled with longing and discovery… Robotanists have an electric future ahead of them. Comparable to The Sounds, but ten folds better”
DANNY ZAM >>>>
ALBUM REVIEW (en español)
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