Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation

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There are many artists out there that really give me a tough time getting used to their sound. Granted, once I do, I don’t understand how I didn’t like the music before (yes, Dirty Projectors, you are finally in that category for me.) So it’s surprising when I’m smitten almost instantaneously by a certain band/artist/sound/whatever, especially when I’m least expecting it. Such is the case with Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation, a pop folk trio from St. Louis.

The group relies on the strength and experience of Beth Bombara, a former touring member of Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers. Bombara’s vocals straddle the line between grainy and pastel based on the backing sound of the Robotic Foundation (brothers JJ and Kit Halmon,) which pits dense versus simple. In individual songs, mind you. The tunes have an uncanny edge to them with brash, distorted sounds. Bombara often performs solo as well, though in that vein she comes across as much less edgy, with a more typical folksy singer/songwriter tone. I personally think a backing band suits her quite well. Maybe because Beth Bombara is a rockin’ name. Come, do the Bombara with me!

Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation – “Beautiful You” [MP3]

Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation – “Lights” [MP3]

Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation – “Conversation” [MP3]

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