Deep Dark Robot's new album "8 Songs About a Girl" is set for a March 22nd release by Custard Records. With an album comes a tour.
Deep Dark Robot is the musical creation of Linda Perry and Tony Tornay. Based in Los Angeles, Deep Dark Robot's music is described as "dirty French garage pop."
The songs on 8 Songs About a Girl are very personal in nature: Perry reveals, "They were inspired by a girl who put my heart on a roller coaster and didn't let me off." "It was a story that had to be told," added Tornay.
In support of the release, Deep Dark Robot's US tour kicks off March 12, with performances in 24 cities and additional dates to be announced. Of the band's title, Perry says, "Deep Dark Robot is an artificial agent trying to be human." She adds, "Aren't we all just trying to be human?" Tornay says, "The more people become isolated by technology, the more that technology begins to feel."
What inspired the launch of Deep Dark Robot was Perry's desire to get out of the studio and go on tour. Says Perry, "It's time for a change."
Saturday 3/12/11 Indio, CA Date Shed
Sunday 3/13/11 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Monday 3/14/11 Phoenix, AZ Martini Ranch
Wednesday 3/16/11 Austin, TX SXSW
Thursday 3/17/11 Austin, TX SXSW
Friday 3/18/11 Austin, TX SXSW
Sunday 3/20/11 New Orleans, LA Republic
Monday 3/21/11 Atlanta, GA Club Vinyl
Wednesday 3/23/11 Washington DC Red Palace
Thursday 3/24/11 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Friday 3/25/11 New York, NY Studio @ Webster Hall
Saturday 3/26/11 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Tuesday 3/29/11 Boston, MA Great Scotts
Thursday 3/31/11 Chicago, IL Schubas
Sunday 4/3/11 Dallas, TX HOB/Small Room
Monday 4/4/11 Houston, TX TBD*
Wednesday 4/6/11 ABQ, NM Launchpad
Thursday 4/7/11 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Saturday 4/9/11 Boise, ID Neurolux
Monday 4/11/11 Seattle, WA High Dive
Wednesday 4/13/11 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Tuesday 4/19/11 San Francisco, CA Red Devil Lounge
Wednesday 4/20/11 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
Thursday 4/21/11 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
Friday 4/22/11 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar