PA hard rockers Crobot have announced a series of U.S. shows for this summer — see the list below.
July 8 – Austin, TX Come and Take It Live!
July 9 – Houston, TX Scout Bar
July 10 – Dallas, TX Trees
July 11 – San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
July 13 – Oklahoma City, OK 89th St
July 14 – Joplin, MO Guitars
July 15 – Iowa City, IA Gabes
July 16 – Cadott, WI Rock Fest
July 17 – Janesville, WI Back Bar
In addition, Crobot have released their video for new single “Kiss It Goodbye,” which features Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage, Light The Torch) — watch the clip (created and directed by William “Wombat” Felch) at the end of this post.
The song appears on Crobot’s newly revealed EP titled ‘Rat Child,’ which comes out on June 18 (pre-order). The effort is rounded out by tracks “Mountain” (featuring Frank Bello), “Everyone Dies,” (featuring Stix Zadina), and “Rat Child.”
Speaking on the new song, singer Brandon Yeagley states, “‘Kiss It Goodbye’ is a complete full-circle moment for us. We’ve idolized Howard Jones’ ability to pinpoint the perfect melody since picking up our instruments and that dude is on beast mode here. And those guitars sound like they’re right out of an Alien flick – This one is soaked in acidy-spit!”
Yeagley adds, “Howard was introduced to us through mutual friends. We have always been huge fans of his melodic footprint and his unique melodies. When we heard he would be interested in writing with us, we were beyond excited. He flew down to Austin and spent a few days in a studio with us. We had a such great chemistry with him and wrote this song. We thought it was a shoe-in for being a track on Motherbrain but for whatever reason, it didn’t make the cut. It seemed like such a travesty to let such a great song sit on the shelf. So, we’re pumped to let the world hear it now.”
Jones comments, “Had a great time writing ‘Kiss It Goodbye’ with Crobot! Their sound and energy is infectious, and there was no way I was passing up working with them. I hope you all dig it!”
On the collected body of work released as the ‘Rat Child’ EP, the band write, “These Motherbrain leftovers (and new tunes alike), will satiate your tastebuds for some new Crobot riffage. We had the unique opportunity to collaborate with Frankie Bello (Anthrax), Howard Jones (Light the Torch), & Stix Zadina (Steel Panther), with whom we not only value friendship but idolize as well. Whether it’s gritty grooves, ballistic riffs, or that good ol’ Crobot sound you’re yearning for to getcha through, we’ve got just frequencies for ya! Say hello to our lil’ friends…”
Concert shot by Jonathan Arevalo
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