Take the Prigs track "I'm a Cracked Machine." Taylor says it represents his most common theme--"the mechanization of life."
"It bothers me how often I see people trying to break out of their lives like machines trying to reject their design," he says. "It makes me think we're all programmed. I'm not saying people are controlled by some scientist on Mars, but I do believe our lives are controlled to a large degree by our genes, our class, our parents. To that extent, I'm afraid we're not much more than robots with flesh on the outside."
Brainiac is scheduled to perform on Monday, July 1, at Boston's in Tempe, with Trans Am, and Jimmy Eat World. Showtime is 8 p.m. (all ages).