This past spring in Austin, West Coast brother duo The Bots performed "No One Knows" in the backseat of a car with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a makeshift tom-tom. The studio version of that song, which just premiered over at Brooklyn Vegan, is rich and spacious, but still surpsingly folk-y for a band known for its high-energy power rock. The duo, whose combined age is less than 40, have always made precociously mature music, but here they're sounding more grown-up (and subsequently world-weary) than ever. The track is off their debut album, due out later this year on FADER label. They're playing Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right in Brooklyn tonight, and the rest of their tour dates are below.
5/13 - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
5/14 - Church - Boston, MA
5/15 - North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA
6/14 - Bonnaroo Music Festival - Manchester, TN
7/4 - Hyde Park - London, UK w/ Black Sabbath
9/27 - The Shindig Festival - Baltimore, MD