The Toronto based trio My Favorite Robot has risen through the musical ranks since their 2009 debut to become one of the most highly respected production outfits around. The pairing of James Teej, Jared Simms and Voytek Korab are a match made in heaven with the MFR team running a highly successful label, touring the world with label showcases at the likes of The BPM Festival, Winter Music Conference and Sonar Festival, and creating stunning original music and remixes for labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Visionquest, their own My Favorite Robot Records and No.19 Music.
‘Atomic Age’ is not an album full of club anthems; it’s a beautifully crafted album that opens the doors on the inner sound of My Favorite Robot. Without a doubt it takes influences from the many dance floors that the trio have rocked over the past few years, but at its core this is a heartfelt and musical album that showcases the songwriting and performing talents of the three core members The album borrows from 80s electro synth pop (“Home”) and 90s acid (“Atomic Age”), grunge (“Here Tonight”) and industrial (“Ride”) periods to construct a sound that re-introduces electro to its dark past but with renewed, insightful perspective. "The Circus," sets the scene with its emotionally charged vocal performance rising through a sea of synth driven electronica. From here there is a series of dark edged, yet highly engaging vocal cuts including "Here Tonight," the spacey "Ride" and the outstanding recent single "Looking for Frost." Tracks such as "Home" draw on a distinct 80’s electro feel, whilst the excellently titled “Centreofattentionaut” cuts a deeper, hypnotic channel. The acidic styling’s of the title track "Atomic Age" reconnect the listener with the Robots’ acid house credentials whilst "Sharpest Tongue" delivers a classic, down tempo electro shuffler with its layered vocals and discordant synths. Finally we have the full eight minutes of "The War to End All Wars" that closes the album with style.
'Atomic Age' will be released on September 17th. They will continue to celebrate with worldwide album tour dates throughout North America and Europe, featuring stops in Toronto, Montreal, Paris, Barcelona and London. My Favorite Robot have built a sound that fuses elements from pop’s dark electro past with an intense forward stare into the future. ‘Atomic Age’ is a perfect reflection of that sound and a testament to abilities of the ever-inspiring Robot trio, enjoy!
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My Favorite Robot Worldwide Tour Dates
Sep 16 Ibiza, Spain @ DC 10 Circoloco
Sep 21 Toronto, Canada @ Footwork w/Mano Le Tough
Sep 27 Montreal, Canada @ POP Montreal Festival w/Ewan Pearson
Oct 04 Paris, France @ No.19 Social Experiment Showcase w/Art Department
Oct 11 Barcelona, Spain @ Ker
Oct 18 London, United Kingdom @ DJ Mag Lab Live Video Stream
Oct 19 London, United Kingdom @ Basing House w/Jonny Cruz
Dec 20 Moscow, Russia @ Gypsy Bar w/Art Department
More to be announced!
'Atomic Age' Tracklist
1 - The Circus
2 - Here Tonight
3 - Looking For Frost
4 - Ride
5 - Space Capsule
6 - Missing Time feat. Chloe
7 - Home feat. Clayton Steele
8 - The Walk
9 - Centreofattentionaut
10 - Atomic Age
11 - Sharpest Tongue
12 - The War To End All Wars