January 08, 2007 | Posted by mark at 12:01 AM

Music for Robots Vol. 2 - Now on Sale

After months of hard work, waiting and patience, we're releasing the second volume in our compilation series. We're incredibly proud of it, and all the bands involved. The sequencing is perfect, the songs are everything we're all about, the mastering is spectacular.

The roster on this one includes a lineup of signed and unsigned bands hailing from labels like Barsuk Records, Fat Cat, Moshi Moshi, and Kemado. We've got a new, live version of "The Commander Thinks Aloud" from the Long Winters. Copy, from Portland, OR, turns in a brand new track. London's Simian Mobile Disco give a new edit of their famous "Hustler." We've got Walter Meego, Danava, and a new fucking song from Frightened Rabbit. It's pretty ridiculous and sounds more like an album than a compilation.

Us robots scoured the world for amazing music, from the hallowed halls of our nation's capital, to the rain-soaked streets of Glasgow. We traveled as far afield as Sweden and the UK, as well as Chicago, LA, Minneapolis, and New York City. In between we found a cohesive, flowing album that defines our tastes while highlighting the diversity of music for robots.

We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making it.

Here's the track list of Music For Robots: Vol. 2:

1. These United States - So High So Low So Wide So Long
2. Frightened Rabbit - The Modern Leper
3. Pela - The Song Writes Itself
4. Twilight Sad - That Summer, at home I had become the invisible boy (Peter Katis mix)
5. The Long Winters - The Commander Thinks Aloud (solo piano version)
6. The Slats - King of Hawaii
7. Walter Meego - Wanna Be A Star
8. Copy - Has Your Life Changed
9. Lo-Fi-Fnk - Wake Up
10. Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (SMD's Dub for Dave Pianka)
11. Dead Disco - Automatic (Raufast's Indie Disco Remix)
12. Hot Club de Paris - Your Face Looks All Wrong
13. Matt Harding - Close
14. Black Gold - Plans & Reveries
15. Findlay Brown - Separated By The Sea
16. Danava - Quiet Babies Astray In A Manger

The album is available directly from Music For Robots (see below to order the CD, or pop over to the mini-store sidebar on the homepage if you'd like a CD and T-Shirt combo pak), at online resellers like Insound.com (more to come once deliveries arrive) and a number of local and regional stores across the country.

MFR Vol 2. CD:


The Robots



I just bought my new MFRvol2 and I can't wait to (ahem) "stick it in" (thinly veiled Avenue D reference).

Haven't you been sitting on these babies for a while now? What happened?

By the way, the new MFR.com layout is great. I'm especially a fan of the spraypainted 'bot on the top right corner. He reminds me of my brother... and sister, and father, and mother. In short, I guess I feel at home here.

Rock out.

Mister Justin

Posted by: Mister Justin at January 8, 2007 03:37 AM

Totally out of control. You definitely aren't human. Congrats!

Posted by: david. at January 8, 2007 09:08 AM

Arrives today. Woohoo.

Posted by: Chris at January 12, 2007 09:32 AM

Good shout with the Pela track inclusion guys.

Posted by: rob-ot at January 12, 2007 12:17 PM

All I have to say is "Wow." What a brilliant compilation, robots! I'll have 100 more copies, please. All of my friends' birthday presents for 2007 are now taken care of.

Posted by: Mister Justin at January 14, 2007 12:41 PM

fuck yeah... im so all over this... great stuff guys.

Posted by: a35mmlife at January 16, 2007 01:10 AM

hooray for the Frightened Rabbit inclusion!

Posted by: fortune at January 28, 2007 03:43 PM
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