You may be wondering... "What exactly is Giant Robot Dance?" Not to worry, there is a perfectly plausible non-paranormal explanation. Unfortunately, I'm not at liberty to go into particulars (national security is after all our number one priority) but, suffice to say that a team of highly trained specialists has been analyzing various data collected from the most recent incident and it has nothing to do with a highly infectious strain of contra dancing or the outlandishly-rocking music and bizarre fashion experiments reported from the area.
Giant Robot Dance brings together five talented young musicians from New York, Vermont and DC for a high-energy, alter-ego, super-psychedelic contra dance experience. Two sets of musical brothers (Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand of The Great Bear Trio and Andrew and Aaron Marcus of The Gift Of The Marcii) have teamed up with this other guy (Michael Ferguson of Jiggermeister) for a wild night of blaring accordion, shredding electric guitar, bludgeoning drums and honking trombone solos, plus a sprinkling of very tasteful piano melodies and delicate violin accents. If you've ever longed to balance and swing with ELO, hey for four with Carlos Santana or petronella turn to the music of Queen, this may very well be as close as you'll ever get!
Trombot (Michael Ferguson): trombone
Aarobot (Aaron Marcus): piano, concertina
Compressor (Andrew Marcus): accordion
The Vortex (Andrew VanNorstrand): electric guitar, fiddle
Thumper (Noah VanNorstrand): drums, percussion
And featuring: Beth Molaro, caller
This album was recorded live at the Butterball, in Philadelphia, on Nov 27, 2009, and has been reformatted to fit your screen. It's about as close to a Giant Robot Dance event as you can get without being there. But really, you should be there. How could you miss dancing along with Optimus Prime, Wall-E and R2D2?