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Raised By Robots / Auctioneer, The
Album:Auctioneer, The Collection:General
Artist:Raised By Robots Added:Feb 2008
Label:Doomcandy Music Albums 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-03-30 Pull Date:2008-06-01 
Week Ending:May 18May 11May 4Apr 13

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 10, 2010:the seductardation
Pixie Duss
4.May 04, 2008:Undrinkably Bad Oddities
A Corporeal Complex
2.May 13, 2008:At Your Local Dive
5.Apr 28, 2008:Now's the time
3.May 11, 2008:Undrinkably Bad Oddities
6.Apr 11, 2008:Music to Make Babies To

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-03-21 
Poppy punk stuff from a local trio, jangly rocking stuff, kind of "alternative" radio-friendly. Decently literate lyrics that show more than a little hip-hop influence, both in the rhyming and the cadence. Good stuff; more serious than goofing-off.

Debut recording from a local band. "Raised By Robots will crush your city," it says on the CD package. Bummer. The band is the brainchild of Cameron Spies (guitar, vocs) and Mike Rieger (drums), a couple of SF landscape architects. Their bassist, Ohm Mega One, is a chemical engineer.

All songs fast or at least a little bit fast, unless noted. There are FCCs.

1- *FCC* Poppy sound; serious mood. Good song. Sudden ending.
2- Another serious one; a fast, pipping sound. Bursts open for an insanely fast lyrics break.
3- Hard-driven, fast
4- *FCC* Fast and choppy
5- Jangling gloom. Darkly intense later.
6- Snide-toned guitars; midtempo powerpop sound
7- *FCC* Slowish swaying feel, loud gutsy singing
8- Cool pattering feel with a chiming bell sound. Mid/fast; references Hungry Hungry Hippos
9- Nifty guitar jangle. Tough, scratchy sound.
10- *FCC* Heavy, hazy guitars. Spoken word start.
11- Fairly fast, morose sound.
12- *FCC* Quiet and acoustic, slowish

Track Listing
1.White Eyelids 7.6ircles
2.A Corporeal Complex 8.Puzzles
3.Cynicism 9.Skeletons
4.The Graveyard Shift 10.Villains, Getting Away
5.The Ides 11.Pixie Duss
6.Sycophant 12.There Is Always Something Better