Shit Robot Announces New 12” on DFA, “Teenage Bass”
b/w “Space Race,” the First Release In His New Project,
The Green Machine
Shit Robot returns with his first new material since the release of his debut long-player, 2010’s From The Cradle To The Rave. After spending much of 2010 and 2011 touring the globe with his live show – including a string of dates opening/performing with LCD Soundsystem during their final shows in NYC – the rebooted Robot is back with The Green Machine.
The first result of his Stuttgart/New York studio adventures is a double-header of dancefloor jams, “Teenage Bass” b/w “Space Race,” which will be released digitally and on vinyl via DFA on May 21, 2012. It’s the first in a series of releases called The Green Machine, which will culminate in an album early next year.
Lead cut “Teenage Bass” rides a rude EBM bassline and rave alert sirens, before expanding further with key changing chords and a defining arpeggiator. The hypnotic “Space Race” is a distant relative of 2007’s “Chasm” – a meandering, melodic, star-gazing Robo-techno workout.
Speaking about the new release, Shit Robot said: “After the album I just wanted to go back to my roots and make some dance 12”s, music for people to get drunk and jump around to.” A limited number of each of The Green Machine 12” releases will feature customized, hand-finished sleeves, available only from the DFA webstore. You can pre-order the limited releases from the DFA web-shop.
To mark the new release, Shit Robot has announced a series of live The Shit Robot Show/DJ dates across the world, with more soon to be announced. In addition, a new range of Shit Robot merchandise is now available from the DFA webstore. You can grab Robot coffee mugs, pins, stamped “Wong Galaxy” white labels and a rather nifty From The Cradle To The Rave value pack, which includes a vinyl, CD and pin for $15.
US Tour Dates
5/25 – San Francisco
7/01 – Chicago