Sunday 14 January 2018


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Skramz
Related artistsEyes Of Verotika, Back When, Spirit Of Versailles and Caught In The Fall.
CountryOmaha, Nebraska U.S.A.
Years Active2001-2004
Song: "Us (team awesome) vs. The Spanish Armada"
Album: "Tour cd"
Year: 2004
For fans ofFuneral Diner, Spirit Of Versailles, Staircase, Tunes For Bears To Dance To, Caught In The Fall, Birthday Boyz, Eyes Of Verotika, D'Amore, Dawntreader, Closure, ...Who Calls So Loud, Snag, Storm The Bastille, Sans Visage, Matsuri, Pyramids, Youth Novel and Saetia aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the December 2017 Mix. This is track #7.
You can download: the January 2018 Mix#1 right here or get the new January 2018 Mix#2 here.

Upon doing my research for this post I found that there is now another band called Robot Don't Cry from Kiev. I have no idea what they sound like and this post will not be about them.

My first experience in Omaha, Nebraska was playing a New Year's Eve show there in 1998 (playing as midnight struck into 1999). We were surrounded by some of the most enthusiastic people who just seemed to love music.

Fast forward a few years later and I see a band from Omaha called ROBOTS DON'T CRY play in a basement in Connecticut. I recounted my story of playing Omaha on New Year's Eve and the drummer informed that they were that group of enthusiastic kids. It all comes full circle.

From what I can tell ROBOTS DON'T CRY existed in the years between 2001 and 2004. They played an introspective style of screamy music that was marked by longer/epic-like instrumental sections, wonderful melodies and some subtly experimental guitar work.

There are times when listening to the band that I can almost feel like I'm listening to a Mid-Western version of Funeral Diner. The music is drenched in melody with few sharp edges. Even the contrasting chaotic interludes the band throws in seem to retain an introspective roundness to them that keep the composition as a whole sounding consistent. You can hear this about a minute into "Blinfolded Circumcision". Listen to the beautiful, yet Sonic Youth inspired noise-ridden interlude on "Meehan Aloha, Fatass" which erupts into a Dinosaur Jr. inspired guitar solo. No other band has pulled off these aspects of 90's grunge so seamlessly into the 90's screamo genre:

Speaking of 90's you can almost hear an ode to The Cranberries song "Zombie" on the their Tour 2004 release song "Don't Fuck With The Magical Lamgorghini Circus". (go to about 11 minutes in for the specific part)

ROBOTS DON'T CRY is seldom mentioned in conversations about the genre; it seems almost criminal that this band goes under the radar of most folks. Members went on to play in other bands like Caught In The Fall and Back When, both bands equally interesting and ambitious.


Click )==>here<==( to download most of the band's discography in mp3 form.

??? - miscellaneous comp song (contributed "Breakdown-Party 2000")

2003 - ...And Humans Don't Rust cdEP

2004 - Tour cdrEP
2004 - Summer Tour (split w/Shadows And The Silence) 7"EP


(200?) ROBOTS DON'T CRY - "Breakdown-party 2000" (from '?unknown?')

(2004) ROBOTS DON'T CRY - "Meehan; Aloha, Fatass" (from 'Tour cdr')

(2004) ROBOTS DON'T CRY - "Us (team awesome) vs. The Spanish Armada" (from 'Tour cdr')

(2003) ROBOTS DON'T CRY - "Easter Egg Hunt in a Minefield" (from '...And Humans Don't Rust')

(2003) ROBOTS DON'T CRY - "Mormons are Breaded Fish" (from '...And Humans Don't Rust')

(2003) ROBOTS DON'T CRY - "Blindfolded Circumcision" (from '...And Humans Don't Rust')


ROBOTS DON'T CRY out of print mp3 discography download

(download here)


  1. Hey, author of thisendlessbreath here. I saw this post on facebook, and realized I have their song off the shadows and the silence split. Nice post!!6ARggSZT!Tv_wPYWjL-nUY-tmdbL64e-LwMuAViEWRab19CWhdqU