My Robot Friend is an electronic music/performance art project from New York led by the enigmatic Howard Robot.
My Robot Friend’s live show is a unique experience, falling somewhere between the manic energy of Devo and the refined performance art of Laurie Anderson. Howard Robot performs in an elaborate, personally-designed light-up suit while interacting with illuminated objects, wireless video cameras, pyrotechnics, and other odd home-made props.
In 2004, My Robot Friend's debut 'Hot Action!' emerged from New York City's electronic underground. The album spent several months in the CMJ charts and hit the top 20 electronic albums on iTunes sales charts. My Robot Friend's second album 'Dial 0' was released in 2006. Songs from this album have appeared on television (Malcolm in the Middle) and film (Unknown White Male).
My Robot Friend's newest album is called "Robot High School". It will be released in 2008 and has been over one year in the making. Featuring a dense, forward-looking electronic palette of sounds and a glowing sense of humor, "Robot High School" is as ground-breaking as it is catchy. The new music has been garnering advance praise and features from Pitchforkmedia, Stereogum, GBH, and the New York Observer.
Artists such as the Pet Shop Boys and Robbie Williams have covered My Robot Friend’s songs. Remixers and collaborators have included artists as diverse as Antony, Matmos, Modeselektor, Jeans Team, Dean and Britta, Safety Scissors, Derrick Carter, Tommie Sunshine, Outputmessage, and Zombie Nation.
Humorous, subversive, conceptual and sometimes dangerous, My Robot Friend questions humans about their relationship with technology and each other, poking fun at everything in the process.