Ima Robot is the glittering glam-tastic creation of Hollywood wild child Alex Ebert and Timmy "the Terror" Anderson. The pair met nine years ago under mysterious circumstances involving homemade hip-hop demos, but quickly evolved into smart-assed new wave agitpoppers who built a following around Los Angeles by spitting out manic, jittery art punk for kids with asymmetrical haircuts and skinny ties.
Record labels liked them, but didn't know what to do with them. But Virgin Records saw the light, signed Ima Robot, and released the band's self-titled electro-pop debut, which led critics to use words like "quirky" and "frenetic," ("like the Cars on PCP," reckoned one) when they probably just meant "spastic."
Now Ima Robot have completed their second album, Monument to the Masses, which Virgin will release on September 12.
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Alex on Vocals
Timmy on Guitar
Filip Nikolic on bass
Scott Devours on Drums
Andy Marlow on guitar and keys
- Hail from Los Angeles, CA
- Influences include the "Sex Pistols, The Voidoids, Television, and Devo, they are the uncrowned kings of post punk. We're really in love with that era of the late 70's and early 80's. There are a lot of bands from that era that affect music today...or should."
- Alex originally wanted to be a rapper
- The band name comes from ...
"This happened where Alex and I were locked into a studio in a oart of Los Angeles called Korea Town. In this hip-hop studio we opened the Pandora's Box which was the beginnings of Ima Robot. And in this one week of recording…. abandoned, wild, bizarre frenzied state we were in we came up with the name Ima Robot and it was just part of some kind of story, inside jokey, strange, nonsensical bullshit"
- Toured with She Wants Revenge in June and July 2006
- 2003 – Ima Robot - wiry, fiery mix of electronics, guitar, and singing.
- 2006 – Monument to the Masses