The Bots

Resident DTLA Presents

The Bots

The Bots @ Resident DTLA

Mon November 8 8:00 pm

Resident DTLA 428 South Hewitt Street - Los Angeles, CA 90013

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21+

The Bots @ Resident DTLA

Formed as a two-piece by LA-based brothers Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, The Bots self-released their first full-length when they were just 15 and 12 respectively. A lot has changed since then—seven years on from Pink Palms, which is considered their debut album proper, The Bots have returned with its follow-up, 2 Seater. For this record it’s just Mikaiah—now 28—on his own. These songs were actually written when he was between the ages of 19 and 22. To that extent, it straddles time, bringing the past into the present through its catchy and nuanced, layered and delicate songs.

For while these melodies—produced by Black Pumas’ Adrian Quesada—are warm and fuzzy, they look back on the emotions of a younger version of himself, one struggling with heartbreak and riddled with regret, but with the added perspective and distance of being older and more removed from the immediacy of those emotions. The result is a stunning record that mixes up genres—there are definitely elements of Mikaiah’s more electronic solo project, Eskimo Kisses, present in some of these songs—and one that reintroduces The Bots to the world. More than anything, as is evident from talking to Lei, these songs are an unrestrained celebration of creativity, of his passion for making music, and of once again doing what he clearly and truly loves.

-Flood Magazine


In accordance with the LA County Health Officer Order, patrons will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable documents include paper vaccination cards, detailed photos of vaccination cards, and digital vaccine records such as issued by the CDPH.