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Waiting for the Robot

by The Handcuffs

An edgy, sexy and powerful rock & roll ride from the masters of the radio hook. The third release from these indie rockers combines elements of garage, glam and good old-fashioned rock and pop in what may be their most captivating set of songs yet.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dirty Glitter
3:37 $0.99
2. Miss You On Tuesday
4:37 $0.99
3. Come On Venus
3:50 $0.99
4. Ooh Baby Baby
3:56 $0.99
5. Eight Down
4:40 $0.99
6. Kiss This Goodbye
2:44 $0.99
7. Baby I Love You
3:27 $0.99
8. Vinyl Isabella
5:30 $0.99
9. Everybody Waves Hello
3:23 $0.99
10. Take a Picture
2:17 $0.99
11. I'm So Happy That You're Out of My Life
3:29 $0.99
12. This Is a Test
1:57 $0.99
13. The Scary Side of Me
3:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
Album number three by trend-setting indie rockers The Handcuffs delivers 13 lucky tracks of edgy, powerful and inspiring songs, that are both melody-driven and replete with the band's trademark twists and turns. The production has been called "masterful" by early release watchers, and their newest batch of tunes have already been slated for placement in network television shows. Songs from their first two releases have seen feature placements in over 40 films and television shows on the CW, MTV, VH1, NBC, ABC, Showtime, E!, A&E, PBS and more. Mike Hagler (Wilco, Neko Case) has returned to produce "Waiting for the Robot" alongside band leaders Brad Elvis and Chloe F. Orwell to create a terrific set of intelligent, witty and, often sexy songs that have the sheen, but doesn't ignore those dark and dangerous places. Garage and glam have recurring roles in "Robot," and the band borrows from familiar influences while still being able to create a sound all their own. Comparisons to Ting Tings and T-Rex make a lot of sense, but listen closely and you'll hear some interesting hat-tipping to artists new and old, including Goldfrapp, Velvet Underground and even The Who.

Known as much for their dynamic live shows as for being prolific writers and producers, their songs have been featured in dozens of films and television shows on the CW, NBC, Showtime, MTV, VH1, PBS, HBO, A&E, NBC. Their songs have also received airplay on commercial, college, satellite and internet radio all over the world. The Handcuffs are vocalist/instrumentalist Chloe F. Orwell and drummer Brad Elvis with band in tow (bassist Emily Togni, guitarist Susie Q and keyboardist Alison Hinderliter). For more information please visit


"Alright, let's get right to the point here, this is a great album. It's a stripped-down DIY take on alt-glam with the breakout track - instant party song all-time classic - Everybody Waves Hello being the crown jewel in a sack bursting full of gems. Essential."
--RUST Magazine

"New album "Waiting for the Robot" (out in September, so get your order in now) showcases their loud, fun crashing, bashing pop mayhem. While Ting Ting comparisons are obvious, there's a songwriting craftsmanship in tracks such as "Miss You On Tuesday" that is timeless and classy. Chloe F. Orwell is a sultry singer and the creative talents of drummer and chief writer Brad Elvis, have given her a platform from which to take off, fly and swoop with abandon."
--Leicester Bangs, U.K.

"The Handcuffs are one of the few bands capable of effectively combining the spontaneity and musicianship of glam/punk with the urgency and rough-edged sound of garage rock. Waiting for the Robot contains 13 manic cuts which sets the instruments on a wild collision course behind the rhythm sections backbeat by injecting unexpected subtleties that gives more impact to the hyperactive guitars counterpoint. A solid, frenzied album guaranteed to keep listeners on their toes!"

"Chicago-based [duo] The Handcuffs are on a mission to relegate the omnipotent R&B sound to the margins of your musical life with a style and energy that'll take your breath away. 'Baby I Love You' sounds like a duet between Lou Reed and the Ting Tings' Katie White. It's so cool it gotta wear shades. 'Dirty Glitter' is a dirty, sleazy slice of glam rock that sounds like an epistle from Suzie Quatro. Miss You On Tuesday starts off like the Electric Prunes before morphing into a track that sounds like Blondie covering a long lost track from Sgt Peppers. It's garage rock with a classic twist and as catchy as a baseball mitt soaked in super glue. You just can't escape the hold of the Handcuffs."
--The Devil Has the Best Tuna, U.K.

"Overall, Waiting for the Robot is an outstanding offering from The Handcuffs, and any fan of glam or pop or rock or a combination of the three will find this thing irresistible. Listen to it twice through and you'll have more than one favorite new song."
--Atlanta Examiner

"Drums lead: Handcuffs break out from the traditional styles of music... There aren't There aren't a great number of musical groups for whom the drummer is the prime creative force. But there aren't many bands like The Handcuffs, either."
--The Herald & Review

"They've gotten better and better. And better. And again this year, they're even better...What I heard was more fantastic three- and four-minute pop songs. There's a little more emphasis on piano on a handful of tracks this time around, and a couple of the songs go off in delightful and unexpectedly weird directions."
--Tim Cain, Entertainment Editor (from his blog), the Herald & Review

You've really got to hand it to drummer Brad Elvis and vocalist Chloe F. Orwell of The Handcuffs. As the band's resident brain-trust, they clearly have a singular mission in mind, making great pop records. To the listener, "Waiting For The Robot" will feel less like an album project and more like a collection of great 45's.
--Kenosha News



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