Tuesday, April 12, 2011

And Boom Goes The Dynomite!

Ima Robot are from La La Land istelf, Los Angeles and formed in the 90's. An early incarnation of the band featured Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Joey Waronker. Both members had played with Beck and Waronker was a studio drummer who played with the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M. and Elliot Smith to name a few and now plays in Atoms For Peace, Thom Yorke's new band. Shortly after their first self titled effort both members left the group. Their first self titled CD was released in 2003 with Monument To The Masses following 3 years later in 2006. Although Alex Ebert has other commitments with Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes and newly released solo CD, Ima Robot managed to release another record in 2010 Another Man's Treasure. The good thing about Alex's projects is that they vary so differently from each other that one would be surprised to find that they tied together. Partial to their first CD with such great songs as "Dynomite" and "Scream" even their b-sides maintain the band's fun, upbeat style. Definitely listen to the diversity of all of Alex's projects but never forget where he came from. Slip and slide:

"Dynomite" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Scream" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Alive" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"STD Dance" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Lovers In Captivity" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Creeps Me Out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Life Is Short" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

"Ruthless" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c

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