Chicago DJ Chrissy Murderbot has given Kyle Andrews’ “Make Me Feel Human” the royal treatment, remixing not one but two separate versions of the track. The first premiered on Epitonic, while today sees a dubbed take on Tiny Mix Tapes . As Murderbot explains, “When I first heard the track, I realized pretty immediately that I wanted to make two versions of my remix—one with the full vocals that’s more like a pop song for people to listen to in the car at work or whatever, and then a more dubbed-out, stripped-down mix for a slutty 6am sunrise loft party dancefloor madness.”
Baeble Music has also announced a contest for fans to select the next Kyle Andrews MP3 to be released for download, details for which can be found on their site. Forthcoming album Robot Learn Love is out August 16 on Elephant Lady, and the record release show will be in Nashville on August 6 at the Mercy Lounge.
Despite its walls of electric guitars, raw synths and blasting drums, Robot Learn Love was conceived and recorded almost exclusively by Kyle himself. Robot is an exercise in duality: lo-fi vocals recorded through built-in laptop mics, others recorded through top-of-the-line studio preamps, drums simulated with software in the bedroom, and backing live string players tracked at pro recording studios. Half drowning in a swirl of stuttering synths, Andrews’ plaintive cry, “Why’s it got to be so complex?” at last gives way to a rest, a breath, only to be sucked back into the lush chaos. Throughout, Andrews balances the bombastic sonic textures with personality and warmth.
Genre seems to shift between dance, pop-rock and indie electro-pop more effortlessly than Andrews’ previous albums, and even when fully synthesized, feels more “live” and fierce than ever. Full band in tow, the live show exudes an energetic, rock ‘n roll vibe that is twice as loud as anything he has managed to capture in the studio until now. If Kyle Andrews is the robot who has learned to love, he has also learned to rock.
KYLE ANDREWS TOUR DATES:
08.22 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
08.23 – St, Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
08.24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy’s
08.25 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
08.27 – Atlanta, GA @ Highland Ballroom
08.31 – Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub
09.01 – Ashville, NC @ The Lab
09.02 – Durham, NC @ Cashbah
09.07 – Vienna, VA @ Jamming Java
09.08 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
09.10 – New York, NY @ Pianos
09.11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
09.13 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement