After making their network television debut performing “Blinded” on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this month, The Bots announced today that the song’s music video will be directed by The Walking Dead star, Norman Reedus. Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video at The FADER and stay tuned for more information on its premiere.
The band is also excited to announce an upcoming US tour with The Preatures. Don’t miss them on the road this March and April. Tour dates below. This Thursday, 2/26, the band is playing a free hometown show presented by legendary SoCal radio station KROQ. Details HERE.
|03/23||Rough Trade||Brooklyn, NY|
|03/29||Triple Rock||Minneapolis, MN|
|04/01||Record Bar||Kansas City, MO|
|04/02||Kilby Court||Salt Lake City, UT|
|04/04||Tractor Tavern||Seattle, WA|
|04/05||Doug Fir Lounge||Portland, OR|
|04/07||The Independent||San Francisco, CA|
|04/08||Club Bahia||Los Angeles, CA|
|04/09||Casbah||San Diego, CA|
The Bots rounded out a whirlwind 2014 with high praise from Interview, who included the band in their “15 Faces of 2015” feature. The band was profiled in LA Weekly, who called them “L.A.’s most celebrated rock duo” and said “watching The Bots’ kinetic jams can remind anyone over 30 of the joyous exuberance and purity that music once brought.”
The band’s debut full-length, Pink Palms, was released in October via FADER Label. The LA Times
premiered the record and called it “a mash of frenetic garage rock and lush indie rock.” Zane Lowe premiered “All I Really Want”, the album’s first single, proclaiming, “The future – a big part of it – belongs to them.” NPR Music called the song “an absolute knockout.”
The band is currently starring in Mitsubishi’s “Every Mile Matters” TV commercial. The national spot features their album track “All Of Them (Wide Awake)”. The band performed a stripped-down version of the song for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
Band-mates, Mikaiah Lei (Lead Vocal, Guitar, Bass) and Anaiah Lei (Drums & Percussions, Backing Vocal), recorded their first album together when they were just 15 and 12, respectively. They self-released their first three albums and completed two Vans Warped Tours, two AFROPUNK Fests, countless European festivals, and support tours with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, Refused, and Bad Brains, before releasing their EP, Sincerely Sorry, on FADER Label in 2013.
Pink Palms on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Bn7rj
Pink Palms on Spotify: spoti.fi/1wHrAk7
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