January 23rd, 2012 , by John Beeler
Matt Wells directed the above video, a visual rendeition of "oblique" from Roberts & Lord's Eponymous album. The video, which looks like Buffy meets any other Friday night high school party, is amazing. Do watch, then you can listen and buy the album by click right here.
September 23rd, 2011 , by John Beeler
Michael Jackson. The Beatles. Prince. D’Angelo. Marvin Gaye. According to pop legend, these people have never all met in the same place at the same time. Not unlike Rafter Roberts and Simon Lord, known collectively as Roberts & Lord, who have also never met in person.
But today they all come together in Roberts & Lord’s new EP, COVERS. Having released Eponymous just a couple weeks ago here on Asthmatic Kitty Records, Roberts & Lord went right back into their virtual studio. Separated by ocean and spanning continents but brought together by the technology of the internet and compelled by the irresistible power of pop, Roberts & Lord recorded this follow-up EP, a love letter to the muses for Eponymous.
Drenched in the lo-fi proto-production aural genius of Rafter Roberts and folded with the slick self-harmonies of Simon Lord, MJ, Lennon-McCartney, Prince, and D’Angelo find a home, finally, together at last. Artist Josh Hassin provides the striking cover art.
The EP is free to download and free to stream, but it’s hold on your soul could cost everything. Download and listen here or below.
September 6th, 2011 , by John Beeler
Debut is a weird word to use when it comes to Roberts & Lord since the total number of albums Rafter Roberts and Simon Lord have released outnumbers some small armies (love wins, hurray!). That said, we love beginnings, and so with that in mind today, we proudly present the release of Roberts & Lord debut abum, Eponymous!
August 16th, 2011 , by John Beeler
Photo by Josh Hassin
Roberts & Lords' new album, Eponymous, comes out in just a few short weeks. We can barely wait. But until then, we've released a lovely new slow-jam track from the record entitled "oblique," rendered in a way only R&L can. "Now we've drifted far apart / let stray by the ghost," swoons the slick smooth Simon (the Lord of R&L) over fuzzed out keyboard boink-boinks by Rafter (the Roberts of R&L).
Download direct from here, or listen below
July 18th, 2011 , by John Beeler
On Friday we announced Roberts & Lord, a brand new band from the likes of Rafter Roberts and Simon Lord.
Designer, director, and animator Josh Hassin has released a video to their first single, "windmill." Make sure your leotard is on before you watch; you will want to dancerize immediately upon watching.