So-Cal indie rock group Fellow Robot recently partnered with Substream Magazine for a premiere of the wildly surreal and cinematic video for current single, “Don’t Deny Me.” The video (directed by Jaclyn Chessen), takes its inspiration from the John Carpenter directed cult thriller They Live, and can be seen here.
Anthony Pedroza, lead vocalist of the band, had this to say about the video:
“Humans are more connected than ever these days through social media, but does it make us more human? We wrote ‘Don’t Deny Me’ to show the discord between our devices and real human interaction. The entire process of casting my face and melting it for the video was an absolute blast. We spent several nights being merry and experimenting with gelatin to create the visual effect.”
“Don’t Deny Me” is featured on the band’s sophomore album, The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 2 which drops April 24th via Donut Sounds Record Co. To celebrate, the band will be performing a residency at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, every Wednesday night in April. More info on the shows here.
In addition to the release of the second installment of a three part sci-fi / indie-rock trilogy, the band are slated to release a split EP with Long Beach friends, Bundy. The limited-run 4 song EP will feature two new tracks and two bonus tracks. Fans will receive a free download of the split upon pre-order and the EP will be formally released in the beginning of April.
Fellow Robot released their debut album The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 1 last Summer via Seattle vinyl imprint Donut Sounds Record Co. The band celebrated the vinyl release of the dystopian concept record with a packed show at Fingerprints in Long Beach. Album cut “Clone Baby,” was also featured in blogger American Pancake’s year end list of “110 Fav(orite) Songs of 2018.” Fans can order The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 1 on vinyl here.