Robotanists released a brand new EP called Plans In Progress (my review of which can be read here), but when word about the new Radiohead album surfaced, everyone was abuzz had to hear it. Robotanists not only listened to and enjoyed The King Of Limbs, but they learned the songs and recorded it themselves in full. It was mixed and they made it available to fans in 24 hours since inception.
You can now download it for free (not only as MP3’s, but in lossless FLAC as well) via Bandcamp by clicking the player below (if the player for some reason is not present, you may click here.) I think this may be one of the fastest tribute/cover albums ever made.
Robotanists are a group you want to believe in because the moment you hear the lure of Sarah Ellquist‘s voice mixed in with sounds that are both ethereal and insistent, you want to know about the next set of twists to come. Plans In Progress (Overhead) has a lot of different things going for them, from the dreamy and tranquil pop of “Terminal A” (the bassline from Daniel DeBlanke must be heard) to the delicious force of “Luggage Vs. Baggage”.
The seven songs here (probably classified as an EP but actually a short album) have the potential to be huge hits in 2011, especially the rally-crew of “The Ghost You’re Haunting”, one can only hope that the fans who need to hear this will bring them to the promised land.
Robotanists are in the studio recording music for what will be their third album. Are you ready to touch their abdomens?
The album, scheduled for release on February 15th via Overhead, will be called Plans In Progress, which will be complimented with some initial winter tour dates and plans to rock nations throughout 2011, including a stop at next year’s SXSW. They will be making the Silverlake Lounge in L.A. a residency in February, here is how things are stacking up for them:
02/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
02/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
02/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
02/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
03/18 Austin, TX @ The Blackheart – SXSW showcase