Music Monday #156 – Steam Powered Giraffe

SPG Steam Powered Giraffe (SPG) is a musical project formed in San Diego in 2008 that is popular in the steampunk subculture. Led by twin siblings David Michael Bennett and Bunny Bennett, its two remaining original members, the act combines sketches, pop culture references, improvised comedic dialogue, and original music. … The band’s fictional backstory explains why they pantomime as robots. According to that narrative, the “musical automatons” were invented by a rich San Diego inventor named Colonel P. A. Walter in 1896 and kept in the Walter family over the years. Called the 8th 1/2 Wonder of the World, the robots were a technological marvel that ran off steam powered engines and artificial intelligence. The band’s name is said to come from Walter’s first robot, a giant mechanical giraffe. A fictional timeline on the band’s website chronicles the band’s supposed “appearances” throughout the years at such notable places as the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and The Ed Sullivan Show. wikipedia

And now for some music …

Steam Powered Giraffe – Honeybee

Steam Powered Giraffe – Brass Goggles

Icona Pop – I Love It (Cover by Steam Powered Giraffe)

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