Be Brave Bold Robot & Autumn Electric
November 16, 2010
Be Brave Bold Robot is Soul Coughing meets the Mountain Goats meets Bob Dylan meets Tom Waits meets the Counting Crows meets Calexico meets a good friend for a beer and a Bob Wilson lecture. Singer-songwriter songs about love and grandmothers and justice and life-affirming attitudes. Lots of sweat and passion, several different key meditations, and just enough tempo changes to keep things at least mildly interesting. Be Brave Bold Robot is a joyous celebration of sinful innocense, of deliberate absentmindedness, of Social Obligation that tries not to think too much of itself. Their sound is something akin to the Counting Crows covering Frank Zappa, or like Calexico performing the collected works of Les Claypool. There's plenty of Arizona "desert core" sound in Be Brave's sonic pallet, but it doesn't hammer on it enough to make it ridiculous.
Also playing: Autumn Electric