Just 'cuz I been mildly obsessed with these guys lately, and pretty quiet on the forum...
I present you, the original musical automata, Steam Powered Giraffe.
I considered getting into the kayfabe of the band, here, but...there's just so much. <_< So, let's leave it at - they're a band of robots (currently The Spine, Rabbit, and Hatchworth, but The Spine, Rabbit, and The Jon, in all of these videos*), plus a couple humans (Mr Reed (guitars and such) and Sam (drums...mostly), in all of these videos*)...who play music.
And a nice variety it is...
Let's start with Brass Goggles
, which sort of introduces the band's story. (The fictional one involving robots, of course, not the real human one. >_>)
Then, we can pick up with Captain Albert Alexander
. The interplay in this one gives a good idea of everybody's personalities.
Next up, Honeybee
, the first song they did a proper video for.
And, finally, Automatonic Electronic Harmonics
. Real interesting (to me) point about this one - Sam's not on drums, The Jon is. Sam's on guitar. Not long after this, Jon left the group and was replaced by Hatchworth, who is played by...Sam. I really wonder if that was deliberate. (I've asked in the comments to the video...hopefully one of the Bennett twins will answer me.)
I'd post more (or at least replace Honeybee with one I like better), but I want to stick to the ones on their official channel.
* The original lineup was Rabbit, Spine, Jon, and a female robot named Upgrade. Upgrade left not long after their first album and was not replaced. After Jon left, and Sam was promoted to robot, he was replaced on drums by a guy named Matt Smith. No, not the Doctor. But now I want a crossover like whoah.
Also, always remember - Plifterston New Pennsyltucky is a real city and state.