Band of the Day

2013.09.18

Machines Are People Too

Uplifting group vocals, including a school choir, are incorporated with sparkling electro-beats
I might be broke, who cares?! You can't put a price on what you believe.
lyrics from Do What You Love

Nashville based synth-pop quartet, Machines Are People Too, released their sophomore EP, Nickles & Dimes on July 23rd, 2013. The band has been bringing their feel good sounds to the music festival circuit, with performances at Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest, Summerfest, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Lollapalooza. With six tracks packed with group vocals and up-tempo electro-beats, reminiscent of Passion Pit, Matt & Kim and Grouplove, Nickels & Dimes is set to be a staple on every summer playlist. With Nickels & Dimes,the band decided to take risks and explore uncharted territory within the synth music scene. The band explains, "With this EP, we've had the opportunity to work with an elementary school choir, pieced together our own group of 15 backup singers, and explored new instruments outside of the synthesized world we've always known. It was created with the idea of bringing multiple voices together to create something that wasn't only made by us, but something that anyone could be a part of and enjoy."

Machines Are People Too began as a two-piece project between friends, JJ Clark (Bass) and Brian Sylvester (Vocals) in 2010. Shortly after, with the addition of Cain Lassiter (Keys), and Ivan Garcia (Drums), the band began touring regularly across the South East. Word of their unique synth-pop sound spread fast in 2012; with numerous festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Hangout Fest, and Nocturnal Wonderland.