The Bots perform in The Current studio

The Bots perform "All I Really Want" live in studio at The Current. (MPR Video / Nate Ryan)
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The Bots perform in The Current studio
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Perhaps it's their brotherly bond that does it, but Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei of the Bots can rock. Turns out they can share a good laugh, too.

Fresh from their gig at Riot Fest in Chicago on Saturday and gearing up for a show tonight in the Nether Bar at Mill City Nights, Los Angeles duo the Bots stopped into The Current's studio to play some songs and to talk with Mark Wheat.

In a lively and entertaining interview, the Bots talk about their Riot Fest experience, about how their parents' musical tastes may have inspired the music they make, how they've toured with Blur, and how they once inadvertently spent three days in Minnesota after their tour vehicle broke down.

Mikaiah and Anaiah's chemistry is infectious, and it rubbed off quickly on Mark Wheat. Listen to the complete audio to hear what producer Linsday Kimball calls "one of the funniest interviews ever" with three energetic, rocking tunes punctuating the session.

Songs Performed


"All of Them"
"All I Really Want"
"Side Effects"
The Bots' next album, Pink Palms, releases Oct. 14.

Hosted by Mark Wheat
Produced by Lindsay Kimball
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Web feature by Luke Taylor

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    Mikaiah and Anaiah of The Bots performs in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Mikaiah of The Bots performs in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Anaiah of The Bots performs in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Mikaiah of The Bots performs in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Mikaiah of The Bots performs in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Mikaiah of The Bots performs in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Anaiah of The Bots in The Current's studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Anaiah of The Bots performs in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Mikaiah of The Bots performs in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Mikaiah of the Bots in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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