Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Bots Announce Additional Tour Dates


"You've got to see these folks live... an absolute knockout"
NPR Music's All Songs Considered
Los Angeles sibling duo, The Bots (Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei) have announced additional live dates. See below for a complete itinerary, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Earlier this month, The Bots performed at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, CA and this past weekend they returned to Japan for performances in Tokyo and Osaka as part of Summer Sonic. 
North America Tour Dates
8/23 - AFROPUNK Fest - Brooklyn, NY (Tickets)
9/5 - The Basement - Columbus, OH (Tickets)
9/6 - Chill on the Hill - Detroit, MI (Tickets)
9/7 - Riotfest - Toronto, Canada (Tickets)
9/9 - La Vitrola - Montreal, QC
9/10 - The Hollow - Albany, NY
9/12 - The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
9/13 - Riotfest - Chicago, IL (Tickets)
9/15 - Nether Bar - Minneapolis, MN (Tickets)
9/18 - Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS (Tickets)
9/20 - Riotfest - Denver, CO (Tickets)
9/21 - The Smell - Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
9/27 - The Shindig Festival - Baltimore, MD (Tickets)
11/9 - Fun Fun Fun Fest - Austin, TX (Tickets)

The Bots will release Pink Palms, their long-awaited debut full-length album, on October 14th via FADER Label.  The album, recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Justin Warfield, with additional production by Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, brings together the veracity of garage punk while paying homage to the American Blues tradition. Pink Palms was mixed by Michael Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G) and mastered by Emily Lazar (HAIM, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters).

Zane Lowe premiered "All I Really Want," the album's first single, on his popular BBC Radio 1 show in the UK, proclaiming, "The Bots make brilliant, weird rock & roll music. And the future - a big part of it - belongs to them." "All I Really Want" is available to stream HERE.

Earlier this year, The Bots performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, earning the band abundant praise from Rolling Stone ("Most Likely To Succeed"), Creative Loafing ("One of the best young bands at Coachella this year"), Buzzbands.LA ("Off to a perfect start"), and more. In addition to their debut Coachella appearance, the band also appeared at Bonnaroo, supported Dropkick Murphys on a run of US dates, and toured Europe.

Los Angeles brothers and band-mates, Mikaiah Lei (Lead Vocal, Guitar, Bass) and Anaiah Lei (Drums & Percussions, Backing Vocal), recorded their first album together when they were just 15 and 12, respectively. They self-released their first three albums and completed two Vans Warped Tours, two AFROPUNK Fests, countless European festivals, and support tours with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Damon Albarn's Africa Express, Refused, and Bad Brains, among others. Fall 2013 saw their debut release with FADER Label, the four-song EP Sincerely SorryNew York Times Magazine predicts, "They are on the cusp of stardom."  

Photo Credit: Rebecca Smeyne

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