Giant Robot Dance brings you the next generation of contra dancing: traditional music artfully woven together with pop songs, infused with a rock sensibility throughout. From silly to sublime to downright ROCKING, Giant Robot Dance does it all!
"Spontaneous Animation" is our first full-length album, released July 2012. Recorded live at "Contrastock I" in Washington DC in 2011, and at "Summer Soirée" in Asheville NC in 2012, it features many of our favorite new sets, includes covers of songs by Katy Perry, Elton John, U2, Tchaikovsky and others. Unlike our previous album, "Live at the Butterball", there is no caller's voice in this one; it's an hour of pure musical spontaneity and unexpected twists.
Although the album has been formatted to provide a superior listening experience, don't let that keep you from dancing to it! Several of the tracks are suitable for use as recorded music at community contra dances (though we always prefer live music, of course!). Or, pop it into your CD player, put on your dancing shoes and bounce around the house. Either way, let us transport you to a live experience dancing to the unusual, wacky and thoroughly engaging sounds of Giant Robot Dance!