[Cover photo credit to Wombat Fire]
Singer Brandon Yeagley shares:
No need to search any further, #Beardos! Better Times are here to stay! You know we wouldn’t have it any other way. Buckle up and strap it down because Crobot is comin’ back to town. And with smiles on our faces, we’ve got all the right grooves that hit in all the right places. So, grab your junk – food that is – and tune into this special sneak preview of the studio, kids! See you out there this Spring for some ass shakin, ear smackin’ thangs! Ca-caaaaawwwww!
This will be Crobot’s fifth full-length studio album. The release follows 2019s Motherbrain.
This is the record we’ve been wanting to do ever since we started. We’ve always thought of ourselves as a live act. When Jay Ruston described his process of recording, we were beyond excited about getting in and getting our hands dirty. It involved performing live as a unit and finishing all instruments on a song before moving on to the next. We recorded 16 songs in 21 days, which is a feat in itself.
As the album title Feel This might suggest, it focuses on the theme of humanity’s “biggest strength” in an ability to “feel emotion (for better or worse).” In 2020, when Covid-19 descended, Chris Bishop and Dan Ryan hunkered down in Austin to jam and cut demos, sending ideas to Brandon Yeagley back in Pennsylvania. In 2021, they entered Orb Studios in Austin, TX with producer Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Avatar).
Since then, they have released the Rat Child EP last summer that featured Frank Bello (Anthrax), Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage) and Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther).
The band will support Danzig in May just prior to appearing at multiple festivals. Confirmed performances include:
5/07 Ontario, CA Toyota Arena
5/08 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
5/10 Denver, CO The Mission Ballroom
5/11 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
5/14 Cincinnati, OH Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
5/15 Atlanta, GA The Eastern
5/17 New Orleans, LA The Fillmore at Harrah’s
5/18 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall
5/19 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Spring Festival Appearances:
5/20 Virginia Beach, VA Lunatic Luau
5/21 Philadelphia, PA WMMRbq