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“This is a band working well outside of any box we’ve ever heard of, this is experimental in both musicality and content. If this is a testament of what Hot4Robot are bringing to the table, lay out a place for us at the next feast, we’re going to gorge ourselves silly.” – Yack Magazine
Every once in a while someone gets your music. And if you get really, really lucky, that person is a writer for a great music blog like Yack Magazine.
Read the entire, beautifully written review here.
Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Binary World” by Hot4Robot
Thanks to Bob Makin! Please read the full article over at New Jersey Stage.
Delaware Valley alt-rockers Hot4Robot have released the first video from their recently dropped self-titled debut album. The trippy clip for the LP’s second single, “Binary World,” makes its media debut here in Makin Waves at New Jersey Stage.
A multi-layered soundscape with thought-provoking commentary like much of the LP, “Binary World” features a danceable indie-pop take on the new wave of the early ‘80s ala Psychedelic Furs and Thompson Twins. The video features quasi-cyborg versions of Alex and co-founding multi-instrumentalist Dave Cahill performing in a computer-generated, effect-saturated landscape.
“In an increasingly polarized, black and white world, inhabiting the gray area becomes an act of rebellion,” said Hot4Robot co-founding vocalist Alex Radus, an acclaimed solo artist and former member of the duo duende.
Featured on numerous radio programs and 34 Spotify playlists, Hot4Robot soon will announce a variety of online and live appearances. Find out more at hot4robot.com
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Being human in this day and age is a matter of increasing complexity. Often, navigating the tools at our disposal — and the ways they are presented to us — seems to come at a price.
That’s the concept behind Hot4Robot‘s new, self-titled concept album. The indie rock outfit — comprised of singer-songwriter Alex Radus; guitarist, composer, and mad scientist Dave Cahill; bassist Evan Straley, and drummer Andy Janowiak — will officially release the seven-track debut record to the world this Tuesday, May 18. With it, they hope to begin thoughtful conversations on the ways humanity loses (and finds) itself through war, pharmaceuticals, the media, and the nuances of 21st Century technology. (more…)
Courtesy of New Jersey Stage:
Delaware River Valley based indie rock band Hot4Robot releases its debut, self-titled album on May 18, 2021. The public is invited to join the band for a livestream listening party hosted by celebrated singer/songwriter Dina Hall on May 19, 2021 at 7:30pm. The listening party will include tracks from the new album, interviews with the band, exclusive video premieres, giveaways and more. Listeners can RSVP to the event on the Hot4Robot Facebook page for up to the minute info.
Hot4Robot is the latest collaboration of celebrated local solo artists Alex Radus and Dave Cahill. However, without the pandemic, it may have been a few more years before Hot4Robot’s concept rock album saw the light of day.
Radus and Cahill are musical opposites. Radus is a “sullen, sultry crooner” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and “refined songwriter” (WDVR), while Cahill is a “surreal” guitarist and composer of “post-apocalyptic, dystopian landscapes” (Elucidator). They have shared the stage with diverse national artists: Richie Havens, Regina Spektor, Sharon Van Etten, Tim Reynolds and Dean Ween, and have performed at numerous festivals and famed clubs such as MusikFest, The New York Antifolk Festival, World Cafe Live, Club Passim, and John & Peters.
Their unlikely collaboration defines Hot4Robot’s sound. Blending a colorful palette of influences (Dire Straits, Radiohead, Bowie, Muse, the Pixies), Hot4Robot creates rich, textured soundscapes in service to melody and lyric-driven compositions.
This clash of opposites also shaped Hot4Robot’s story. Begun in 2014, Hot4Robot was a multi-year labor of love. This is due to the meticulous crafting of its songs and recordings, but also to Radus’ and Cahill’s busy schedules for their solo projects. “Like everyone else, the pandemic slowed down our hectic lives and allowed us to focus on this project,” says Radus. “Hot4Robot might have been a few more years in the making otherwise.”
As a concept rock album, Hot4Robot has only become more relevant with the passage of time. A dark, whimsical and at times humorous exploration of mankind’s use of tech to transcend itself, Hot4Robot merges thoughtful commentary with energetic and emotive indie rock delivery. Think a musical version of Netflix’s Black Mirror.
The web and podcast listening parties will feature music and videos from the new album, interviews with Radus and Cahill on the making of Hot4Robot, contests and giveaways and more.
The pandemic has shown that music still connects us, even when we are physically apart–and that a little extra time may be all you need to realize a dream deferred. Connect with Hot4Robot at their upcoming album release listening parties as they share their pandemic project with the world. Click here for the listening party on May 19th.
Starting May 18 (new album drop date), WDVR will feature Hot4Robot’s debut release in four segments on four different shows! Hosts Kathleen Connally and Bill Kahlke will interview Hot4Robot, spin tracks from the album, and more (including vinyl giveaway contest).
Each unique 15 minute segment will air:
- Tuesday, May 18th: Breakfast Club, 8am
- Wednesday, May 19th: R & R, 3pm
- Thursday, May 20th: The Train to Nowhere, 10:30pm
- Monday, May 24th: Roadrunner, 6pm
Tune in to collect them all!
Stream live on the world wide Internet at https://www.wdvrvolunteers.org/live
Question: What do you get when you mix a “sullen, sultry crooner” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and “refined songwriter” (WDVR) with a “surreal” guitarist and composer of “post-apocalyptic, dystopian landscapes” (Elucidator)?
Answer: Hot4Robot, whose debut, self-titled album drops May 18, 2021.
Webcast series, contemplating performing and visual arts, (and occasional feel-good story) during uncertain times – presented over live-stream on YouTube, and Facebook.