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Beautiful Small Machines

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Bree Sharp & Don DiLego forged a successful writing partnership over 10 years ago during the making of Bree’s debut album, A Cheap and Evil Girl (Trauma), which featured the wryly-scripted, cult hit “David Duchovny (Why Won’t You Love Me)”, and Don’s critically praised, The Lonestar Hitchhiker (Universal). After completing work on what would have been Bree’s fourth solo release, the duo decided instead to scrap what was mostly a straight-forward acoustic album for a sound that incorporated whatever else was lying around the studio. Experimenting with an audio collage that had no restrictions, hi-fidelity not being the goal, what grew was a sci-fi based, fantasy, retro-twang-rock, pop-folk montage, perfectly highlighted on their debut EP, Robots in Love. Featuring the heart breaking and biting lyrics that Bree has become acclaimed for, and Don’s increasingly unique production and songwriting antics…for which he has been in great demand of late (see Jesse Malin’s Love it to Life).

Early Releases | Each song on the “Robot in Love” EP seem to twist and turn at every angle, like the title track itself, which starts out like a 70’s disco song filtered though AM radio only to erupt in twangy divergent guitars and live drums. On their second EP release,  “Simple Joys (4 Roy & Pris)”, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, a fan of the band, lent his haunting vocals on the titular, dark, love song written for the ill-fated androids in Bladerunner. The song musically and lyrically tells the story of the two genetically engineered slaves, star-crossed and desperate for more time. 

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  • norcalternative

    Agreed, sober. New album finally made it out, and as you say there is really not too much new here, although the songs "I'm Lonely" and "In the Name of Revenge" are great. Bree's fantastic and I really wish she would get the desire to big a big star because the world really needs to hear her unique voice.

    13 Jul 1:40am Reply
  • sober-

    @norcalternative I totally agree with you. Paper Planes got a little hype on spotify back when it was released, and instead of taking the opportunity, they waited about 2 years to release the new album/ep... And the worst part of that? Apart from Bring Out Your Dead (which is also an old project, it was probably recorded years ago) and I'm Lonely, all the songs had already been released through myspace, it wasn't that hard to record one song and release it straight after the single. I can understand if Bree doesn't wanna be a big, successful artist, but if it wasn't for the leak, we'd be waiting for forever for something that is barely new and that's very frustrating :|

    26 Feb 11:30am Reply
  • norcalternative

    So...did they ever release the new album? Not available on Amazon, iTunes, their web site, etc. No mention of it on their FB page, their web site only shows the older stuff. Love Bree and this band, but their marketing is deplorable.

    17 Feb 5:41pm Reply
  • sober-

    Can't wait for The DJ Stayed Home

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Wheezz

    Met Bree 'cause Pokémon's 7 song, This Side Of Paradise and I feel in love with her voice. I find it so cute. </3 I really liked The Robots In Love EP. Looking forward for something new.

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • sober-

    New song http://soundcloud.com/beautifulsmallmachines/the-girls-are-here-rough-mix

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • sober-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHzlSuYrzeU&feature=youtu.be Paper Planes music video

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • sober-

    New single "Paper Planes" to be released on February 14th. It already leaked though

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sober-

    Bree needs donations for the band's new projects! (new originals EP, covers EP and upcoming video) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/713987995/beautiful-small-machines-are-yes

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • silencegolden

    I'm looking forward to a full album! [4]

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ultimate-

    I'm looking forward to a full album! [3]

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • sober-

    I'm looking forward to a full album! [2] Bree said on facebook something about a project called "Bring Out Your Dead" don't know if it's a song, an album or maybe nothing related to music but I really hope it's an album :)

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • joely84

    I'm looking forward to a full album!

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Sylver1984

    Robots in Love!

    19 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Tijnisch

    Can't wait for more <3

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Beatbetrieb

    ♥. Just ♥.

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • LekuBauer

    We are only robots in love!

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • unlyaaa

    отличная группа ,)

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • djnonplus

    EP's not bad, there's potential there, but they have some refining to do.

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • anbarison

    i luv their songs

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
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