DT: AUGUST 12, 2014
FR: LIBBY COFFEY/ANDREA FAULK/MSO PR
REVEAL DETAILS FOR NEW ALBUM
ARRIVING OCTOBER 28 ON WIND-UP
PREMIERE LIVE VIDEO FOR
“LEGEND OF THE SPACEBORNE KILLER”
TODAY (8/12) ON YAHOO! (WATCH)
FIRST SINGLE“NOWHERE TO HIDE” HITS TOP 20 AT RADIO (LISTEN)
Pictured above: CROBOT, photo link: http://msopr.com/files/crobot_press_photo_5.jpg
“Rock fans around the planet can likely agree on one thing: There is a sad shortage of good old-fashioned, straightforward guitar riffs on the planet these days. Never fear, however: Pennsylvania band Crobot is out to remedy that with its blend of funk, blues, metal and rock and roll, which its rapidly growing fanbase is comparing to such classic hook-builders as Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age.”
–Wendy Geller, YAHOO! (8/12/14)
There was a time when rock radio was dominated by great riffs. From Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water” and Derek And The Dominoes’ “Layla” to Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of,” it was all about that unmistakable guitar sound that instantly identified a band or song. Blending funk, blues, metal and rock and roll, CROBOT have crafted an album of endless good time rock hooks for their forthcoming new album, titled SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL due out October 28 on Wind-up.
Today (8/12), the group-whose stage show was praised by Pittsburgh Music Magazine as, “wild, brutal and sexy all at once” (May 20, 2014)–premiere a new live performance video for the song “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer” exclusivelywith YAHOO! (WATCH HERE).
Legend of the Spaceborne Killer Photo: http://msopr.com/files/legend_of_the_spaceborne_killer_live_video_2.JPG
CROBOT is a band that can rock at all tempos. The good time anthem and first single “Nowhere To Hide”–a track that sounds like the Black Crowes driving a Camaro–has cracked the Top 20 at radio, climbing to #16 this week with major market support including SiriusXM Octane, WIIL Chicago, WRIF Detroit, KISW Seattle, KXXR Minneapolis, WIYY Baltimore, WJRR Orlando and WFTK Cincinnati, among others. Watch the video for “Nowhere To Hide” (HERE). Meanwhile, on the slow-building groove of “Skull Of Geronimo,” a methodical sludge-rocker that calls to mind Soundgarden in the chorus, Crobot display stellar musicianship and lyrical depth.
For SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL, the central Pennsylvania-based band worked with the producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) at his Machine Shop studios. The same team worked on CROBOT’s self-titled EP (LISTEN HERE) which Revolver magazine hailed, “…the central Pennsylvania quartet stomps through these four songs with the authority of a group that’s been around for decades, weaving together the deep grooves of stoner rock with grunge, blues, and metal influences. ‘Legend of the Spaceborne Killer’ sets the fuzz-drenched tone, but it’s the semi-epic ‘La Mano de Lucifer’ that really lets Crobot stretch out into heavy space-blues territory that showcases both Brandon Yeagley’s vocals and Chris Bishop’s guitar heroics. This’ll do for now, but our appetite is fully whetted for Crobot’s next full-length” (May 2014). Elsewhere, the Centre Daily Times described the group as, “The American version of Wolfmother, a Kings Of Leon on speed” (daily, State College, PA, 2/14/14). Meanwhile, LOUDWIRE called the EP, “One of the dirtiest, grooviest discs you’ll hear all year” (5/12/14).
The band spent the past few years honing their live show and garnering a devoted following from their bombastic U.S. performances at festivals and clubs shows. After more high-profile tours with Clutch, The Sword, Truckfighters, Kyng and Kill Devil Hill , expect the band to announce headlining dates for the fall soon. 2014 and 2015 promise to be the biggest for CROBOT yet, with a Top 20 song at radio, a new album full of hooks and intelligent songwriting, intense live performances and their unique brand of humor–interstellar domination is imminent.
More critical reaction for CROBOT so far:
“…for fans of Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age.”
–Jeff Miers, BUFFALO NEWS (5/14/14)
“What would happen if the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Queens of the Stone Age and everything you love about 70’s metal had a love child? Well they did and its name is Crobot. With a stage performance that is wild, brutal and sexy all at once, they’re poised to take as a band that can crossover into many genres and find fans among many musical tastes.”
–Alan D. Welding, PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE (5/20/14)
“The love child of Josh Homme and Russell Brand, CROBOT crushed their debut atRock On The Range. Vocalist Brandon Yeagley moved like a man possessed to the heavy bass lines of Jake Figueroa.”
–Daniel DeSlover, EXAMINER, (5/20/14)
“a soulful and energetic performance.”
–Liz Ramanaud, LOUDWIRE (5/11/14)
“Crobot embodies the old school mentality of leaving every ounce of energy on the stage in order to mesmerize the audience. Stirring together the finest riff rattling chord progressions of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith with the rhythmic funk of Stevie Wonder and 90s heaviness of Rage Against The Machine, Crobot performed in front of a small New York City crowd as if they were Queen headlining Wembley Stadium. On stage, the band’s passionate delivery flooded onto the audience leaving many with gleaming eyes in awe of what they just witnessed. CROBOT’s ability to merge the bombastic thrills of past and present rock music demonstrated something euphoric and transcendent that is desperately lacking in music nowadays.”
–Anthony Toto, BAEBLE MUSIC (5/8/14)
Crobot photo: http://msopr.com/files/crobot_press_photo_3.jpg
Catch CROBOT on tour in the following cities below and expect the group to announce a headlining run soon.
|Sayreville, NJ||Starland Ballroom|
|Wilkes-Barre, PA||Factory Underground|
|Lancaster, PA||Chameleon Club|
|Atlantic City, NJ||The BoneYard|
|Brooklyn, NY||Saint Vitus|
|Racine, WI||Rt 20 (Outdoors)|
|Madison, WI||Taste of Madison|
|Ringle, WI||Q and Z Expo center|
|Glasgow, UK||O2 ABC Glasgow 2|
|Manchester, UK||The Ritz|
|Louisville, KY||Louder Than Life at Champions Park|
Listen to the entire CROBOT self-titled EP: http://blog.crobotband.com/Music.