Welcome, Roboteers to the ninth day in our series. Music plays a huge, huge part in Mr Robot; Mac Quayle’s Original Soundtrack and the music arrangement makes the show explode off the screen and into our robot ears. Without such spot-on choices, the show would not elicit the emotional response it does.
So, in the words of Monty Python, we thought it was time for something completely different…
What wears hoodies and hacks technology to make the world a better place?
The answer isn’t Elliot Alderson, it’s Canadian band Holy Fuck.
Today’s post is a bit of a detour – even if you don’t know their name, you’ve definitely heard their music before – they provided the music for the storytelling and televisual perfection that was Kernel Panic – the Season Two episode in which Elliot banished Mr Robot by staying awake for six days straight and lots and lots of Adderall!
Their song which featured in yesterday’s post is called Lovely Allen.
Here’s the official video!
Band members Brian Borcherdt, Graham Walsh, Matt “Punchy” McQuaid and Matt Schulz play live drums, bass, geetars, keyboards and mixers daisy-chained together with a plethora of cables, but they stay as far away from traditional dance music techniques like sampling, looping, splicing and programming as they can to bring a more organic experience.
The result is some of the most eclectic, uplifting, bass-heavy electronica out there!
With all the technology they utilise, their love of dark hoodies and the many music-making hacks (including wah-wah foot pedals attached to keyboards and a 35mm film synchronizer and toy phaser guns as instruments) they employ to set up for live performances, we think Elliot would approve!
Sometimes, we just wish we could jump through the TV screen, grab Elliot by his hoodie strings and force him to listen to some Holy Fuck because they would definitely help lift his heart and soul out of its perma-funk!
I listen to them all the time and trust me when I say they lift me out of a funk every time!
Speaking of live performances, here’s an entire Holy Fuck concert in their hometown of Toronto! Enjoy!
Lovely Allen begins at the thirty-ninth minute, fifty-ninth second mark, but why not listen to it all?
If you know anyone that loves music that makes your heart smile or needs to be lifted out of a funk, please share!