Long Beach, CA based sci-fi indie rock group Fellow Robot have just debuted a rousing music video for “I’m With You,” the last single to be released off their acclaimed debut record. The video, directed by Damian Apunte and Todd Grilli, features stunning performance footage of the band, cast against a simple white backdrop with occasional floods of fluorescent color. The Big Takeover, who premiered the clip, called it an “anthemic manifesto.”
Anthony Pedroza had this to say about the song itself: “Similar to “Wedding Dress”, “I’m with You” was written for two of my closest friends, Jen and Tony. We wrote “I’m With You” as a tribute to Jen and Tony’s love and a testament to our friendship. Our group of friends are incredibly close and have been since high school drama at CHS in 2001. Every one of us is each other’s best friend. We’re a group who are always there for each other, no matter how hard or easy the wedding songs are to write. Our friend Sarah Finnell came up with the idea to pen the song for Jen in late 2011. Through Skype, Sarah, Ellen Warkentine, my wife Tiffany, and I wrote the song. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would still be singing the song with such passion 6 years later. I truly love what we’ve created. On May 5th, 2012 “I’m with You” was premiered in New Orleans at the Degas House for Jen and Tony Barba.”
“I’m With You” is featured on the band’s debut album, The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 1, which is available now digitally, and will be seeing a vinyl release this October. Pre-orders are now available via Seattle based imprint, Donut Sounds (www.donutsounds.com).
To celebrate the vinyl release, the band will be performing a release show at Fingerprints Record Store in Long Beach on October 23rd. The band will also be performing at 4th St. Vine in Long Beach on November 21st.
“[The Robots Guide To Music] was a really fun and amazing body of music to record,” says drummer and main collaborator Luis, who also performs as “Ringo” in Beatles tribute band Britain’s Finest. “We worked with some of Long Beach’s best musicians and it was always a treat to be in studio, have a drink or two, and share stories. The recording part was a breeze—when you have musicians that know what they’re doing, all you really gotta do is set up a mic, and let them go at it. We actually recorded 30+ songs (the rest for Volumes 2 and 3), so there was a lot of time in studio.”
The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 2 is expected to see an early 2019 release. To stay current with all things Fellow Robot be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.