Sometimes even the most furious, fevered sounding things are born out of necessity to not lose one’s mind. This sort of creative catharsis was the genesis behind the formation of Brooklyn fuzz-punk rockers Robot Death Kites. Formed by childhood friends Jon Fuhrer and Otis Casey, the aggressive impetus came from the latter’s frustration with the inane bore of corporate America.
“I was stuck in a cubicle working these soul sucking corporate jobs, surrounded by people whose only interests were discussing TMZ celebrity bullshit, shopping, and happy hours at bro bars in Manhattan,” says Fuhrer. “The music and lyrics I wrote were born out of contempt for that lifestyle, and quite honestly helped to maintain my sanity.” This snarling attitude combined with influences like The Jesus Lizard and Nirvana to form the band’s sound.
After gaining recognition and cutting their teeth in the network of Brooklyn’s top indie venues, Robot Death Kites are now ramping up after the release of their latest EP “Yuppie Nightmare” out earlier this week. Paired with the EP comes the mind melting patchwork visuals for lead single “No Thanks”.
Check out the video below and check out Robot Death Kites’ Bandcamp here.