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Indigenous Robot / Press

“Rewind AND fast forward. Indigenous Robot is a trip! Old school psych rock elements of The Doors, Black Sabbath, and Jefferson Airplane splash into a pot of The Flaming Lips and The White Stripes, making an intoxicating concoction taking us to a new, modern level of instrumentally driven psychedelic rock n roll. Indigenous Robot's REVOLTING is the band’s most recent release, dropping late 2014. Since the release, the Denver based outfit have been slamming the road all along the West Coast, Canada, and even hit up SXSW 2015. You can see why this band is making waves, as they are introducing young music fans to a style of rock that is too often put out of mind. Tracks that really stick out for me on this EP are “Like A Mouse” and “People Grow”. Lyrically, Indigenous Robot is sadly poetic and seems to focus on the mindlessness of the world and the despair within that. Tempo changes throughout certain certain songs take us on a ride and aid the emotion of the lyrics nicely.”

"...With the modern rock flavors familiar to The White Stripes and psychedelic elements more along the lines of The Flaming Lips, the album is truly unique. Be careful with this record- it will glue you to the couch with the songs on repeat and your mind lost in the music- just like a good Indica..."

"Indigenous Robot, like the Energizer Bunny, just keeps on going. With a plethora of time on tour this year, it is a wonder they have found the time to drop their new album Revolting, but they have. With the modern rock flavors familiar to The White Stripes and psychedelic elements more along the lines of The Flaming Lips, the album is truly unique. Denver is overrun with indie and garage style rock, but no one does it quite like these guys, and their patience and maturity is present throughout the record. They never seem to be rushing, utilizing a sort of hard-hitting mellowness to convey emotion through soft-spoken lyrics. Be careful with this record- it will glue you to the couch with the songs on repeat and your mind lost in the music- just like a good Indica."

"Indigenous Robot bares its teeth...with dirt-smeared guitars, thorny vocals, storm-cloud drums and ghostly synths. But for all its barbs, the message isn’t menacing. The music beckons...."

"If I'm obliged to classify Indigenous Robot, an iffy critical approach under the best of circumstances, I'd say it's teetering halfway across a tightrope between Modest Mouse and The Doors. The Colorado quartet leads with Kyle South's patient guitar melodies and exacting percussion from Ryan Longenecker. The band's Facebook page calls its sound "psych garage rock," but recent EP Revolting is moodier than that. I was reminded of grunge-era rock-'n'-blues outfits such as Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Whatever you call it, however you slice it, iRobot pulls you in quickly and deeply..."

"...Enter Indigenous Robot, who cram the stomping menace of Black Sabbath and the masculine poetry of the Doors into something resembling Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Psychedelia still works, as shown in Indigenous Robots' in-and-out brevity, which allows them to pack a considerable amount of punch into three minutes or less..."

"Indigenous Robot is a confluence of sounds. A meandering keyboard melody is high in the mix on much of the music, creating a Doors-esque psychedelia."

"Indigenous Robot calls itself a psychedelic garage-rock band, and the fuzzed-out guitar of "Ridge Trail," the first cut on this three-song release, certainly bears that out. Still, the quartet actually comes off at times as more polished and not nearly as gritty and rough around the edges as a lot of the psych-rock acts out there. "Spell," for instance, starts off with more of an indie-rock vibe and then morphs into a slow, tom-heavy groove that sounds somewhat inspired by Rain Dogs-era Tom Waits. But then "Shelter Undone" kicks in, and it's the heaviest, sludgiest and most psychedelic tune of the bunch. If anything, Fire Ball is a pretty decent example of what this band is capable of, which is definitely a more modern take on psych-rock."

"Definitely a more modern take on psych-rock."

“Indigenous Robot has one of the more unique band sounds sounds found on the local Denver music scene. With a free-flowing writing style, a single song can sound like it is made up of 3 or 4 smaller songs. But if this gives you the impression that it sounds haphazard, you’d be wrong. While it’s true that a song can have many changes and permutations within it, the band does an excellent job of maintaining a cohesive thread throughout each composition. It’s this free-flowing style that may be one of the bands greatest strengths, actively engaging the listener, and refusing to be relegated to casual background noise. This is music you clear time for, and listen to from beginning to end..."”

"This is music you clear time for, and listen to from beginning to end."