Crobot will release its new studio album, “Motherbrain,” on Aug. 23 via Mascot records. Earlier this year, the band released a music video for the new song “Keep Me Down,” and now a second song from the record, “Low Life,” is available. Both tracks can be heard below.
“Motherbrain” was produced by Crobot and Corey Lowery.
Crobot consists of Brandon Yeagley (lead vocals, harmonica), Chris Bishop (guitar, vocals) and Dan Ryan (drums). James Lascu and Eddie Collins are sharing the role of touring bassist.
“When we were making the record, it was all about ‘meat, strings, and emotion,’” Bishop said. “It explains the thought process. We’d usually start the day with chicken biscuits from Chik-fil-A. Obviously, I would play the strings. The emotion comes from the sheer power of me playing.”
“It had nothing to do with the chicken biscuits,” Yeagley added.
During late 2017, the boys started to write what would become “Motherbrain” Signing to Mascot Records, the group went from writing at Bishops’ spot in Austin, Texas, to Marietta, Georgia, where they holed up in the studio with Corey Lowery (Seether, Saint Asonia, Sevendust, Stereomud) for a month. The producer’s direction to embrace the dark side took life, while Yeagley delivered some of the most emotive recordings Crobot has delivered to date.
“I think it’s a much darker record, musically, lyrically, and thematically,” Yeagley said. “It’s some of the heaviest material we’ve ever done, but it’s also some of the funkiest. We’re widening the Crobot spectrum even more. It’s the catchiest, too. It’s less about wizards and dragons and more about everyday turmoil and the struggles of life. Corey made it digestible and appealing for not just dudes with beards or chicks with dicks.”
Crobot has planned four special appearances timed to the week of release:
8/22 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitas
8/23 Teaneck, NJ Debonair Music Hall
8/24 Andreas, PA Skookstock
8/25 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Pre-order “Motherbrain” here: http://smarturl.it/Crobot-Band.