Intense! Bombastic! Fierce!
Replicator fever… CATCH IT!!
This one is 10 densely packed songs about Nanotechnological assassination, time travel, building sex robots, the eternal battle of man vs. computer and other such things.
Straddling the fine line between technical precision and reckless abandon, social commentary and smartass revelry, Replicator endeavoured to bring something unique and worthwhile to the overall culture of this independent music thing while somehow managing to overcome the signal to noise ratio of vapid defanged post punk disco retreads and the latest astroturf “garage band” fad with the marketing dollars of the cool hunting multinational corporations.
Their final record, recorded in their 6th year, Replicator's third new full length release was recorded in summer 2006, with Mr. Vern Rumsey (Blonde Redhead, KARP), of the band Unwound. The record, released in May 2007 on Olympia’s Radio is Down is called Machines Will Always Let You Down. The previous full length album “You Are Under Surveillance”, in 2004 was on Substandard Records. Recorded at Mr. Toad’s by bassist/keyboardist/recording engineer Ben Adrian, Surveillance followed up the “lost” DBBLLVVZZNN split release with the band Lower Forty-Eight , as well as the well received “” ep in 2001, and 2000’s ”Winterval”, engineered by Mr. Bob S. Weston IV.
Replicator had been steadily playing successful shows in and around the bay area, west coast and US from late 1999 to 2008. They have worked towards creating a solid fan base, in a supportive community of fantastic ‘outsider’ bands, in the creatively fertile bay area, based on a combination of great songs and exciting live performance.
In other words, substance over style, every time
Replicator played throughout the US with bands like Melt Banana, Trans Am, Rye Coalition, Big Business, Blood Brothers, Oxes, BABYLAND, Hella, Vaz, Stinking Lizaveta and many, many more.
Hailing from Oakland, California, in the San Francisco bay area. the suspects were are as follows:
* Conan Neutron | treble guitar, tape deck/laptop, voice
* Benjamin Adrian | bass guitar, keyboards, voice
* Christopher Bolig | drum set
AND, 2007 recruit:
* Todd Grant | thrang guitar
Machines Will Always Let you Down was Replicator's final full length album.