Crobot

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Crobot
OriginPottsville, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresHard rock, funk rock
Years active2011–present
LabelsMascot Label Group
Websitewww.crobotband.com
MembersBrandon Yeagley
Chris Bishop[1]
Dan Ryan
Eddie Collins[2]
Past membersJake Figueroa
Paul Figueroa

Crobot is an American rock band from Pottsville, Pennsylvania composed of Brandon Yeagley and Chris Bishop.

Beginnings[edit]

In the Summer of 2011, Brandon Yeagley and Chris Bishop created Crobot, joined later by brothers Paul and Jake Figueroa, who previously performed similar styles of music in another band.[3] In 2012 the band’s original lineup self-released their debut EP, The Legend of the Spaceborne Killer, along with a music video for the eponymous first single. Later that year, the rhythm section of the band was revamped with the addition of the Figueroa brothers on bass and drums. The Figueroa brothers departed from the band early 2017 and were replaced by Dan Ryan on drums and James Alexander Lascu on bass in June 2017.

Wind-up Records[edit]

In 2013, Crobot was discovered by Wind-up Records, and was officially signed in December.[4][5] On May 13, 2014, they released their self-titled EP, produced by Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes). The EP featured four tracks from their upcoming full-length album and received positive reviews.[6][7] Their first single and video for “Nowhere to Hide” debuted on Revolver on May 14, 2014[8] and hit number 16 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. In May, Crobot was added to the 2014 lineup for Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat campaign.[9]

In 2014, the band toured with Chevelle, Clutch, The Sword, Truckfighters, KYNG, Kill Devil Hill, in addition to playing festivals such as SXSW, Rock on the Range, and Summerfest.[10][11][12][13][14] They embarked on their first UK tour in September 2014, with The Virginmarys.[15] Crobot performed at the "ShipRocked" music festival at sea [16] from February 2–6 with Limp Bizkit, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, and fellow Wind-Up Records band Filter. The band then headed to Europe for a stint with Black Label Society and Anthrax before returning to the U.S. in April for a tour starting in Denver. At the end of September 2015 Crobot performed again at sea as part of the Motorhead's Motorboat line-up [17]. They also supported Motorhead and Anthrax on a few warm-up dates prior to the Motorboat in September 2015. On June 8, 2016 Crobot released their new single "Not for Sale" taken from their second studio album Welcome to Fat City, released September 23.[18]

Mascot Records[edit]

In November 2018, Crobot signed with Mascot records [19] leading up to the release of their newest album in August 2019. In February of 2019, Crobot entered the studio in Atlanta with Corey Lowery of Seether who produced, mixed and engineered Motherbrain. Lowery also contributed playing bass. The album was released to rave reviews August 23, 2019. The first single off the album "Low Life" is continuing to see success at active rock radio.

Music[edit]

Crobot describes their music as “Dirty. Groove. Rock.”, and has been compared to hard rock bands like Wolfmother, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden.[20][21] Frontman Brandon Yeagley has been praised for his power packed vocals and dynamic stage presence, guiding the band’s “undeniably magnetizing live shows.” [22]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Main.

[23]
"Nowhere to Hide" 2014 16 Something Supernatural
"Legend of the Spaceborne Killer" 2015 32
"Not for Sale" 2016 Welcome to Fat City
"Keep Me Down" 2019 Motherbrain
"Low Life" 22
"Burn"

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://myglobalmind.com/2019/06/13/crobot-and-mascot-records-announce-global-release-of-new-studio-album-motherbrain-on-august-23/
  2. ^ https://myglobalmind.com/2019/06/13/crobot-and-mascot-records-announce-global-release-of-new-studio-album-motherbrain-on-august-23/
  3. ^ "Crobot: Cosmic Spasms, Blood Orange Smoothies and Touring with Motörhead". Provenance Magazine.
  4. ^ "Crobot Signs With Wind-up, On Tour With Clutch And The Sword!". Wind-up Records. 2013-12-17. Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  5. ^ "Crobot Signs With Wind Up Records". Blabbermouth. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  6. ^ "Review: Crobot - Crobot". Revolver Magazine. 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  7. ^ "Album Review: Crobot - Crobot (EP)". The Great Southern Brainfart. 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  8. ^ "Crobot Premiere New Music Video, "Nowhere To Hide"". Revolver. 2014-05-14. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  9. ^ "Feed The Beat". Taco Bell. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  10. ^ "Crobot Signs With Wind-up, On Tour With Clutch And The Sword!". Wind-up Records. 2013-12-17. Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  11. ^ "Getting To Know Crobot". DMVicious. 2013-03-18. Archived from the original on 2014-06-28. Retrieved 2013-03-18.
  12. ^ "11 Bands you MUST see at SXSW". Life Is Awesome. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  13. ^ "Rock On The Range Recap Video". Revolver Magazine. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  14. ^ "Crobot at Rock On The Range 2014". Affliction Clothing Blog. 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
  15. ^ "September UK Tour Support Bands Confirmed". The Virginmarys. 2014-05-24. Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  16. ^ "Shiprocked from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay". 2015-02-04.
  17. ^ "Motorhead's Motorboat".
  18. ^ http://blog.crobotband.com/Tour
  19. ^ https://www.mascotlabelgroup.com/crobot/biography/
  20. ^ "Clutch brings awe-inspiring stoner rock show to Town Ballroom". Buffalo News. 2014-01-11. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  21. ^ "Crobot: The Breakout Band of Rock on the Range 2014". Pittsburgh Music Magazine. 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  22. ^ "Crobot – The Band". Degeneration Nation. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  23. ^ "Crobot Chart History – Mainstream Rock Charts". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.

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