Quite the party in the studio this last Wednesday on PRP’s PDX Rock Blockemotitron stopped by to share their musical influences, talk about the upcoming mogo Portland Music Festival in November, and share some new, unreleased demos with us live on-air! They talked about how the band was formed, how they write songs, and the challenges of performing such intensely produced music.

Photo by Mle Greene

Photo by Mle Greene

The general impression we saw in this band is that they have fun working dangerously…a somewhat odd thing to say about a band. They believe that taking chances and experimenting with music inspires them, and helps them to be better artists. Davin, Andy, and Andrew are fantastic friends as well as band mates, which makes the musical risk-taking all the more fun!

Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

Davin formed emotitron because he did not feel adequate in his ability as a vocalist. This seems like such a strange choice until you hear the band talk – he wanted to strive to be a good front man. The best way to learn how to do something is to JUST DO IT – so, he did. He challenges the other members to play new instruments and try things that push the limits of their abilities.

Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

Emotitron has two giant challenges ahead, and they are enjoying working through strategies to get to their most immediate goal – playing a full 45 minute set of original music at the upcoming mogo Portland Music Festival, this November 20 and 21. The first challenge? They have only released one song so far – “Die Maschine”. This song, presented as a completely entertaining Star Trek themed video, is a masterpiece of production in every way. The second, related challenge? Converting that kind of precision to an on-stage performance is a gigantic endeavor! Emotitron remains undaunted!

Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

We are very excited to see what happens with this fun new band – they write strictly for the challenge and enjoyment of creativity. True artists, dedicated to going where no musicians have gone before!

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones is co-host of PRP's PDX Rock Block. The show is dedicated to introducing local musicians to our audience through music. Together, we explore what motivates and inspires artists to create and share - you'll make a new friend every week!
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