The Sexbots

 
Ilima wants to be your girlfriend.
This is a sharing contest with ME as your prize!  I know, right?!?!
I will change my relationship status to be in a relationship with you from Nov. 21-Dec. 5, make a piece of art documenting our love, tell everyone we met at Starbucks and say that we broke up because "you were too good for me."
For all you married/attached/asexual types, I will give you a 6-month subscription to my Patreon zine and full Patreon access(yup, pictures that no one else is allowed to see.  Yikes!!!)

If you are Portland-based, I am willing to attend one holiday party with you.  I have a lovely black dress.
PLUS- everyone who enters will get an mp3 of an unreleased song.
HOW TO ENTER- Like The Sexbots on Facebook, then share this video while tagging The Sexbots so I can see it.
BONUS POINTS-Share this contest on your wall.  Give me a foot massage.  Write and share a haiku about what a stellar boyfriend/girlfriend you would be to me.  Each of these things will get your name in the hat one more time.
UNFAIR ADVANTAGE-For every dollar per month that you pledge at Patreon.com/TheSexbots you will be entered ten times.  $2/month gets you all my music as I make it, plus comics and a monthly newsletter.
On November 21, 2014I will draw a name.  If it is your name, you are my new boyfriend/girlfriend.  I am already in love with you.
Heart Ilima

 

 

This is the new EP, recorded blind drunk in my living room-listen here.

I'm going to put out two albums this winter and hit the road again this spring.  See you out there!

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The Sexbots are Ilima Considine- who sets her inimitable vocals against electronic soundscapes from around the world.  During a band breakup, Considine was approached by several beatmakers who wanted a vocalist without the commitment of a band.  The Sexbots brings to life a series of e-mail collaborations, carefully curated and art-directed by Considine- who performs alone.  Surprisingly, the unknown band with no label, no management, and before the first show was even played outside Portland -managed to chart on CMJ with their first album.  Since then, Considine has toured and released a no-budget music video for every song- entire albums can be listened to on youtube, accompanied by images of the bespectacled singer falling out of trees, dancing naked, or being repeatedly killed by her children’s stuffed tigers(the children can often be seen frolicking in the background).  Along with an undefinable and shifting accent, Considine’s appearance is largely ambiguous- often androgynous, ethnically unclear(Irish-Chinese), with big eyes/tiny stature/theatrical gestures making it unclear how old or how serious she is about anything.  She is entirely serious about the emotional inner world she charts- of a woman vacillating between love and sex, between need and regret.  With a stage presence verging on performance art, Considine has received grants from both the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

The title of the third album, Junk Sick, is a term for the vomiting that accompanies heroin withdrawal, which seemed apt for the relationship depicted in 8 out of 11 songs.  Another title considered was “Love Makes Me Nervous”.  Regret, jealousy, and desire are recurring themes.  The music has always incorporated spoken word, weird samples, and the odd song structures of a classically trained violinist turned indie vocalist- but this album is unabashedly art pop with the heavy nostalgia that children of the 80’s have for smashed and deconstructed Nintendo sounds, primitive synths, cassettes, and shitty mics.  The first song of the album, “The Only Thing”,  sound recalls Nightrider, Bladerunner, Mario Bros., and Japanese poptarts all at once.  This album was funded by a Kickstarter campaign whose rewards included "inappropriately long hugs".

 

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I'm a trans-disciplinary artist based in Portland, OR.  I'm the leader of a band called The Sexbots, I direct music videos, I write neoclassical soundtracks, and I can sometimes be found doing performance art and occasional art modeling/acting.  I am available for session work on violin and cello.

Find me on Facebook or my band page Ilima Considine and The Sexbots

Yes, I want to work on your soundtrack!  I'm the mother of 2 kids.  There are babies to feed, but I'm the queen of nanobudget productions, please send me your ideas and proposals.  I am always seeking new collaborators.

I can be directly reached at ilimaconsidine@gmail.com

"an intellectual, quirky genius who is exploring sexuality from the other side of awareness"- Hal Harrison

"I like it when you play violin.  It looks like you're having sex... with yourself." -Marston Hall