The New Bottom Line

by Marvin The Robot



Recorded For NPR's RPM challenge over the course of Feburary 2011 (mostly the last two weeks). A mix of previously unrecorded songs and just made up this month.

Recorded entirely on a 4-track at our new practice space.


released March 1, 2011

Miles Curtiss vox, gtr, noise box
Danielle Kelly drums
Matt Forney bass, drums, noise box, mix and master




Marvin The Robot Columbus, Ohio

Marvin The Robot has been a part of the Midwest indie music scene since 1999, crafting tunes and records with an eclectic, yet accessible approach.

The band's wit and lo-fi aesthetics transform the clanky guitars and raw energy into true indie gems, as the honest and essential approach bring Marvin The Robot close to some of their colleagues such as
Broken Social Scene, Sonic Youth or Sebadoh.
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Track Name: Esoteric Devices
Hospital beds
are very nice places
but they're not where you're supposed to live
Track Name: Wonk How The Policy Wonks
They've been taking on a century
of our old missgivings.
We should take them in like love.
We should take them in like love.
Track Name: Two Purple Hearts
This dog don't hunt.
The house won't burn.
These bills won't pay.
My wife won't leave.
This dog don't hunt.
And nobody's talkin about it.
Track Name: Fake Jazz
You can't go back to 1995.
You can't go forwards or backwards through time.
But you can go back
to the Crap Dragon again.
Eat some Chinese food with all your self righteous friends.
Track Name: New Bottom Line
It's the same thing everyone knows.
We all feel a little exposed.

Coming out of the fire
stepping into the brand new fire.
Track Name: We'll Never Fuck
You try, and you try,
and you try to be nice.
But they never make it worth your sacrafice.
Track Name: No Trail Of Crumbs
did you change right before my eyes?
or was i distracted from you the whole time?
i guess i was.
Track Name: No Good Boy
Don't let it even bother that pretty little face of yours.
That's what causes wrinkles, and that's what makes it worse.