Crobot has released a music video for its new song “Kiss It Goodbye,” featuring Howard Jones (Light the Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage). The track is from the band’s upcoming EP “Rat Child” (June 18, 2021, Mascot Records).
Singer Brandon Yeagley said: “‘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!”
“Howard was introduced to us through mutual friends,” Yeagley continued. “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.”
“Had a great time writing ‘Kiss It Goodbye’ with Crobot!” Jones said. “Their sound and energy is infectious, and there was no way I was passing up working with them. I hope you all dig it!”
The music video was created and directed by William “Wombat” Felch.
The “Rat Child” EP also includes “Mountain” (featuring Frank Bello of Anthrax), “Everyone Dies,” (featuring Stix Zadina of Steel Panther) and the title track. Crobot’s last full-length, “Motherbrain,” was released in 2019 and featured the hit singles “Low Life” and “Gasoline.”
“These Motherbrain leftovers (and new tunes alike), will satiate your tastebuds for some new Crobot riffage,” the band said of new EP. “We had the unique opportunity to collaborate with Frankie Bello (Anthrax), Howard Jones (Light the Torch) and 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.”
Crobot also has announced the following appearances:
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