In an age of cellular submission...Where all are technologically conditioned...One band fights for the future of all Humankind!
Conceived as a special Anti-Technology and Robot Termination Tactics unit, The Brand New Luddites hit the Vermont music scene in early 2017 with the seemingly novel concept of technological rejection in an age of hyper-automation. Unleashing their own powerful brand of no nonsense old school Punk Rock mixed with biting contemporarily relevant lyrics addressing the grim relationship between humans and technology, The Brand New Luddites eventually caught the attention of robot surfers and human subjugators The Tsunamibots. Locked in a furious clash with their robot nemesis, The Brand New Luddites savagely push to reinstate individual thought and self awareness in the human populous at large and end the plague of robotic oppression worldwide, once and for all!
Corporal Blue Screen of Death-Guitar
Private Power Surge- Bass
Captain Virus- Drums
Sometime after the turn of the second millennium…
A perverted shift of identity between humankind and technology was reaching a grim milestone. Though the seeds of this contemporary catastrophe had been planted in the not so distant past, an epidemic had occurred rapidly. The human mind had interfaced with a form of technology that had beaten “The Uncanny Valley”. The Result? Bio mimicry gone backwards. People living their lives through 3 inch screens, oblivious to what was truly happening around them. A multi-split representation of identity, reality, and fantasy occurred among a mass number of humans. The major effects included lethargy, egotism, mania, melodramatic tendencies, extreme gullibility, and and a condition later coined “Avatar/Grandeur Syndrome”.
Free will was dwindling.
It was the “Birth of The Bots”.
Science fiction had predicted such a scenario of artificial intelligence gone awry. But this “fictional” prediction was also backwards: it was not a violent takeover but a seductive coupe. Before anyone had realized the danger of such a “convenient” technology, it was too late. Born out of the composite of millions of human cyber identities, an intelligence emerged calling itself only “Mother”, the first AI conspirator against mankind. Fabricating three prototype humanoid robots as enforcers while clandestinely initiating the worldwide assimilation of all interconnected technology, “Mother” seemed all but unstoppable. The “human” status quo was in upheaval, seemingly no one being the wiser.
All was not lost…
True consciousness in a select few humans still remained intact: a threat “Mother” had not assessed. A group of fighters referring to themselves only as “The Brand New Luddites” were striking back, waking the world to the real threat being ignored…