Obsession #1: The Robocop Kraus

Over the last few days, I’ve discovered a number of albums and artists that I’m slowly becoming completely obsessed with…which is friggin’ awesome, because that’s a rarity in the blogging biz. Half of the time whilst pursuing new artists, I become incredibly bored with the immense saturation of bad music that exists in the indie world that I inevitably listen to before discarding. It’s a long and arduous process, discovering great new music, but it almost always pays off. Here’s a fine example:

With a fine-tuned adherence to 80′s style pop/funk and today’s more rock oriented dance/punk, Germany’s The Robocop Kraus have created without a doubt one of the most overlooked albums of 2005. Drawing obvious influence from the overtly re-popularized Talking Heads, They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus is Germany’s answer to the over-populated and increasingly under-whelming New York scene (think Interpol, The Strokes).

Now, I guess I have to say that this album isn’t for everyone, especially if you don’t like Dogs Die In Hot Cars (you’ll find Thomas Lang’s vocals annoying)…and if you’re too cool and indie to like “pop” (in which this album can be categorized), then look elsewhere. If, however, you love bands like XTC and The Talking Heads, and (like me) you’ve been waiting forever for DDIHC to release a new album, then stop your whining and look no further:

[MP3] The Robocop KrausAfter Laughter Comes Tears
[MP3] The Robocop KrausAll The Good Men
[MP3] The Robocop KrausA Man’s Not A Bird

I highly recommend that you all buy this album! It’s worth it, honestly.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Samuel March 11, 2006 at 3:55 pm

Make sure to check the video streaming concert of the robocop kraus at http://www.fabchannel.com/ (date 13.10.2005).
By the way, your blog is excellent !


tommy moniker March 11, 2006 at 6:21 pm

these guys are great. thanks for shining the spotlight.


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