Artist: Marvin the Robot Song: "Born in a Porno"
The latest video from Miles Curtiss' ever-enduring Marvin the Robot project finds Curtiss' bandmates traipsing around in the woods, each of them transforming at some point into humanoid feline creatures on the prowl. It's not much to look at, but the song is one of Curtiss' stronger works. Curtiss is known for letting his voice wail way out of control, but his vocals are mostly reined into a range where he can stay in tune here, which makes it infinitely easier to swallow this 90s-inspired slacker folk tune. The big finish reminds me of how much Curtiss loves Pavement and how much I do too. The band can be seen next at a variety show at Dragonfly Neo-V Jan. 8.