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Oct 20, 201409:24 AMCulture

Fun and Culture in the Mid-State


Oct 20, 2014 - 09:24 AM

Photography by Kelly Ann Shuler



If you like Mexican food, the smell of leather and bands that know how to put on a great show, Crobot may become your favorite band. The American hard rock quartet from Pottsville, Pa. boasts not only a highly energetic show, but also an eclectic set of merchandise ranging from T-shirts designed by guitarist Chris Bishop, to leather scented air fresheners and their own brand of hot sauce called “El Sauco De Lucifer” or “The Sauce of the Devil.”


The band describes themselves as, “Dirty. Groove. Rock.” Their groovy bass and heavy riffs can be compared to bands such as The Sword, Red Fang and Queens of the Stone Age. Crobot’s long hair and vintage style paired with lyrics themed around dark magic and the supernatural reminisce Black Sabbath. Lead vocalist, Brandon Yeagley brings dynamic vocals and smooth stage moves to every show. Watching the fancy-footwork of both Yeagley and bassist, Jake Figueroa has a magical way of motivating fans to move along with the music.


Crobot’s first full-length album, Something Supernatural, will be released October 28 and will feature artwork by Bishop.


Something Supernatural, as the title suggests, features songs about werewolves and necromancers, keeping in line with Crobot’s love of things otherworldly. When asked what their personal supernatural creature of choice would be, Jake said he would be part man, part miniature horse, which his fellow band mates agreed would be called a “minitaur.” Drummer Paul Figueroa said he would be a dragon whose mother, of course, would be Khaleesi.


The fantasy-loving group is constantly on tour and will be traveling to Europe for the first time this autumn. They said the only downside of always being on the road is not being able to catch up on Game of Thrones. On the positive side, they embrace the chance to sample the best burritos and tacos they can find. Bishop said that he still considers Neato Burrito’s Cowboy Crunch the best burritos he has ever had but that, “Nobody beats a taco from the West Coast.”


For more information on Crobot, and to listen to their self-titled EP, visit crobotband.com.

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