After originally forming as a side project in 2005, in Denver, Colorado USA, Flobots brought together Emcees Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit with violist Mackenzie Roberts, guitarist Andy Guerrero, bassist Jesse Walker, drummer Kenny Ortiz and touring trumpet player Joe Ferrone. By the end of the year, it was clear that the band's refreshingly positive message and nontraditional instrumentation gave it both a wide appeal and a marketable buzz factor. Progressive in both style and message, the band's ability to drop from symphonic Rock-infused crescendos into stripped-down string-laden breakbeats has earned Flobots a reputation for both originality and authenticity.
After selling over 3,000 copies of their first recording, "Present Platypus", released in October 2005, the group played many Colorado venues on a regular basis building a loyal fan base.
The upward trajectory continued; in October 2007 Flobots put out its first full-length disc, "Fight With Tools" and by early 2008 they signed a major record deal with Universal Republic Records. The first single, "Handlebars", became a worlwide top 40 hit and peaked at #3 on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks in the U.S. where the album rose to #15 on The Billboard 200; the second single, "Rise", reached the #33 position on the alt-Rock airplay chart.
The Alternative Rap-Rock ensemble returned in March 2010 with "Survival Story" which reached #44 on The Billboard 200 and the lead single "White Flag Warrior", a collaboration with Rise Against's lead singer, Tim McIlrath, hit #22 on The Hot Modern Rock chart.
Flobots' third album, "The Circle In The Square", followed in August 2012.