Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Raised by Robots

Disorganization Will Save Us All EP (Terrorbird)

By Nate Seltenrich
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM

The style is there, but the substance is not. For a band that apes influences as disparate as the Arcade Fire and Johnny Cash - not to mention the blatant borrowing from Oakland's WHY? in "Dinner Pill" - any attempt at cohesion within a four-song EP may well be futile. But in the absence of a broader rubric, Raised by Robots' admittedly sharp indie rock fails to draw blood.

At the Red Devil Lounge (1695 Polk St., San Francisco) on June 23. 9 p.m., $8

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