Getting stabbed presents a person with a lot of problems. For Miles Curtiss, the biggest drawback to having a box cutter gouged into his midsection twice last spring was waiting to release his latest opus.

Getting stabbed presents a person with a lot of problems. For Miles Curtiss, the biggest drawback to having a box cutter gouged into his midsection twice last spring was waiting to release his latest opus.

In the decade Curtiss has spent recording scrappy lo-fi tunes under the name Marvin the Robot, he's released countless full-lengths and EPs in increasingly elaborate multimedia packages.

His latest, "The Loveiathan," was almost finished when, on the night of April 3, Anthony Porter allegedly punched and stabbed Curtiss in a crowd outside Cafe Bourbon Street.

Though police reports suggest Porter was upset Curtiss was hanging out with Porter's ex-girlfriend, Curtiss was mum about the details of a case still in litigation.

"I'm definitely not sending him a Christmas card," Curtiss said.

Curtiss was in the hospital for a week, followed by three weeks of recuperation at home. Bedridden, the self-described workaholic managed to record "drug jazz" on his four-track and animate a music video.

He'll finally unveil "The Loveiathan" Friday at Kobo. It's the first Marvin the Robot album recorded with a full band, including Rosehips' Danielle Kelly and The Spruce Campbells' Matt Forney. Though it features Curtiss caterwauling through ramshackle indie rock tunes as usual, this one's not as fuzzy as previous works.

"What's lo-fi now, when every computer is capable of producing pretty decent sound?" Curtiss said. "You would almost have to go out of your way almost as much as you would to make something that's really hi-fi."

Like many of his recent releases, this one comes on a flash drive packed with music videos, a documentary and remix resources. Oh, and it's shaped like a pill.

Curtiss has more projects on deck: a long-backlogged rap release under the name Incognegro, more recording with his educational metal band Captain Learn-a-Lot, and a new Marvin the Robot album coming next year titled "They Hate Us, They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat."