ROBOTANISTS – Rufied and Rockn

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SINGER:
Name: Sarah Ellquist
Nickname: Sare
Sign: Scorpio

Favorite:
Cookie. Oatmeal Rasin, yum
Color. Pink
Season: Summer

Q1. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A1. Ren & Stimpy

Q2. What’s your vice?
A2.Watching shows about conspiracy theories

Q3. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A3. Late at night.

Q4. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A4.Shape Shifting

Q5. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A5. Finishing the new ROBOTANISTS album of course!

Q6. What do you wish was invented?
A6.The Holodeck

Q7. Childhood ambition?
A7.To be driven around in a pink limo all of the time.

Q8. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A8. “Sa Da Tay”

Q9. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?
A9. My first time was in college in New Orleans (I’m lame). It involved a bottle of Jagermeister on my Birthday and copy of “Mingus at Antibes” on repeat. The rest of the details are hazy.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A10. Conspiracy theorists.

GUITARIST:
Name: Daniel DeBlanke
Nickname: D-dubs, DEBLANKE!
Sign: Cancer

Favorite:
Cookie. black and white
Color blue .
Season Fall

Q1. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A1.Futurama

Q2. What’s your vice?
A2. Wine

Q3. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A3.Early morning

Q4. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A4. Mind control

Q5. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A5. Its a tie between the season 1 and season 2 finales of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Q6. What do you wish was invented?
A6. Those machines from star trek that simply create any food dish out of thin air.

Q7. Childhood ambition?
A7. creepy guy who hangs out with wolves all the time.

Q8. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A8.something from the big lebowski. “Fuck it, let’s go bowling” or “that rug really tied the room together”

Q9. How old were you the first time you got drunk? 14 How was the experience?
Q9. pretty horrible. warm beer, puking, menthol cigarettes.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A10.  fake eye glasses

BASSIST:
Name: Keith Boyarsky
Nickname: ugh, not goin there….
Sign: peace

Favorite:
Cookie. Tagalongs
Color. eh
Season. all year in LA

Q1. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A1. TMNT

Q2. What’s your vice?
A2. Rush

Q3. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A3. Midnight-8am.

Q4. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A4. ability to dunk a basketball from the 3pt line.

Q5. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A5. living through West Texas with Preston Scott Phillips.

Q6. What do you wish was invented?
A6.Robot knees.

Q7. Childhood ambition?
A7. Rocket scientist

Q8. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A8. “Fuck me? Fuck you!”

Q9. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?
A9. Probably 13 or 14, playing boardgames and drinking cherry schnapps. Quite forgettable.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A10. standard definition programming.

DRUMMER:
Name: Preston Scott Phillips
Nickname: PSP; p dog; p diddy; p funk; porkchop.
Sign: Taurus

Favorite
Cookie: Raspberry Macaron.
Color: Green.
Season: any time it’s just cold enough for hobo gloves.

Q1. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A1.  Bananaman

Q2. What’s your vice?
A2. Miami

Q3. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A3. Morning.

Q4. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A4. The power to not get raped by that evil scientist. He’s trying to rape me, right? I mean, he just slipped me a roofie.

Q5. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A5. The moment I realized some dude really did use the drunk, debilitated girl in his arms as a human battering ram in order to knock me to the ground after I did something to piss him off.

Q6. What do you wish was invented?
A6. Bacon already exists. What kind of silly question is this?

Q7. Childhood ambition?
A7.Grow up to be the Incredible Hulk.

Q8. If you owned a parrot, what would you teach it to say?
A8.  “I’m pining for the fjords.”

Q9. How old were you the first time you got drunk? How was the experience?
A9.  Every time is like the first time: I cry, get arrested, and my pants look like they’ve been attacked by a mongoose. Oh, wait, first time I got drunk, right. I can’t remember.

Q10. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A10. Their our know pet peeves I have, so your just out of luck.

The toe starts to tap and the hips to start to sway, the melodic dance indie rock sound of Robotanist literally move you (or me). The lyrics are catchy ready to be lipsung along with Sarah, while she emotes her heart into the words she sings. The second I played the Robotanists I couldn’t get enough, playing their Myspace page and Bandcamp on repeat. Sarah’s beautiful voice dances through the music and the band creating the landscape with well conducted transitions and Easter eggs of chord progressions. I can listen to a song over and over again and find little nuances I didn’t catch before. Plans in Progress (latest album minus Radiohead cover) is a album filled with longing and discovery, and maybe I can’t get enough because that’s the place I am in my life right now. The Robotanists have an electric future ahead of them, just the right people need to hear them. Comparable to The Sounds, but ten folds better…(trying to hold back this summary as I have a review of their show last night to write as well)

Please listen to more of the Robotanists on their bandcamp

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