Grottomatic is a one-member nerd band consisting exclusively of Tim Stevens. He writes lyrics, composes music, plays keyboards, provides lead and backing vocals, and even enters all MIDI programming. He has been musically active since 2008. He specializes in "nerd music," drawing influences from acts such as They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, Flight of the Conchords, and Logan Whitehurst & The Junior Science Club. While most of his works are original, he occasionally dabbles in popular song parodies.
The band's studio album discography is as follows:
Grottomatic provides examples of:
- Album Title Drop: Tornado of Squee gets its name from a line in "A Mouse for a Day," and Hey Blondie, How's It Going? is a spoken line that begins "Stretch Sumo Angel."
- American Kirby Is Hardcore: In "Omnivore," written about Kirby, there is contrast between descriptions of Kirby in Japan and the USA, and the music changes to match.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: "Bad Decisions"
- Book-Ends: Hey Blondie, How's It Going? on Band Camp.
- Disability Super Power
- Filk: "Returning To The Falls" is based on Gravity Falls. Other songs have been written for Avatar, Doctor Who, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, and even My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
- "I Am" Song: Literally titled "I Am."
- I Am the Band: Tim Stevens.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: "Stretchy Sumo Angel"
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Tim is obviously white but has composed his fair share of soul music.
- Take That!: Tim had been overexposed to the Whitney Houston hit "Saving All My Love for You" and had wanted to write a parody of it for quite some time. He started watching Doctor Who, and the result was this.
- Uncommon Time: "Bad Decisions" is in 5/4.