Mp3 of the Week: UV Protection

UV Pro: Astro Teen Burqa Force


  • DJ Rndom & VJ Robotkid, UV Protection, Longknives, and Awesome Brothers
  • Saturday, February 3
  • Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge
  • 8 pm, $10, all-ages

Yes, it's a bad day to be a 'droid in Boston. But while the BPD sweeps up after a Mooninite invasion, our favorite home-grown robot-rock outfit are gearing up for a takeover. UV PROTECTION performances are models of synchronization — they wear identical uniforms, unleash robotic dance moves, and organize their brief, Kraftwerkian songs around an odd counterpoint of voices, like cyborg opera divas stuck on “automatic vibrato.” So, sure, you can read UV Pro as a parable for art in the age of mechanical reproduction: they promote the cause of individuality by embodying its opposite — conformity — and create weird-science sex appeal by dramatizing the sound of fleshy bodies enslaved by machines. Their new album Clean Modern Comfortable exposes the stylistic tyranny at the heart of modernism, suggests that isolation is the price of convenience, and spins your head right ’round like a record, baby, right ’round. Check the now sound from way out, then point your teleporters at Art Interactive in Central Square for the CD-release party on Saturday night.

DOWNLOAD: UV Protection, "Space Elevator" (mp3)

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