CROBOT AND MASCOT RECORDS / MASCOT LABEL GROUP ANNOUNCE LIMITED EDITION ETCHED VINYL LP RELEASE OF RAT CHILD EP FOR RECORD STORE DAY ON NOVEMBER 26


 
Pottsville, PA — Crobot and Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group have announced the band’s Rat Child EP will be manufactured as a limited edition etched vinyl LP for Record Store Day on November 26.  All four songs are on side A of the green vinyl, the B-side features an etching. A poster is also included with each of the 4000 copies available worldwide.  The cover, etching and poster are all designed by Crobot guitarist Chris Bishop.  This is a Record Store Day exclusive and first-time vinyl release of Rat Child. The complete track listing features “Mountain” (featuring Frank Bello), “Kiss It Goodbye” (featuring Howard Jones), “Everyone Dies,” (featuring Stix Zadinia), and “Rat Child.”
 
Singer Brandon Yeagley shares, “We’ve grown to know the Anthrax dudes pretty well through touring and developed a working relationship in addition to our friendships. We’ve always talked about writing with Frankie because we have a lot of the same influences and that definitely shines through in ‘Mountain.’  Frankie has always lent us his ear and has been a big supporter of ours – it was a treat to work with him on something.” To view the accompanying video, click here: https://youtu.be/_8uLFqkpSyo.
 
The music video for “Everyone Dies” features Steel Panther’s Stix Zadinia, who also co-wrote and mixed the track, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/BEvs3ZSaoIQ.  Zadinia shares, “I think this song will floor people. You haven’t heard Crobot quite like this before. Writing this song with them has been a fantastic experience, and I can’t wait for people to hear it!” Crobot singer Brandon Yeagley offers, “Whether you’re jammin’ in your Delorean or Mini-Cooper, we’ve always got something to take you back to the future.  Riffs? Check. Spandex? Check. Sequins? You bet yer sweet Granny’s ass…So when you’re ready to rock, just call on your neighborhood friendly Crobot. We’ve got a real mutha for ya!” The music video was directed and edited by Wombat, and is dedicated to Brandon’s father Rick Yeagley who passed away in October, 2019.
 
Yeagley shares, “‘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!” He continues, “Howard was introduced to us through mutual friends. 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.”  Howard Jones adds, “Had a great time writing ‘Kiss It Goodbye’ with Crobot! Their sound and energy are 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, and can be screened here: https://youtu.be/TnUYrd75vIE.
 
On the collected body of work released as the Rat Child EP, the band shares, “These Motherbrain leftovers (and new tunes alike), will satiate your tastebuds for some new Crobot riffage. We had the unique opportunity to collaborate with Frankie Bello (Anthrax), Howard Jones (Light the Torch), & Stix Zadinia (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…”
 
The band’s most recent studio album Motherbrain was a global hit. Cumulative streams surpassed 20 million plays, 14 million of which were of the single “Low Life.” The accompanying music video for the track has been viewed over 1.5 million times, while the song was a Top 10 hit at Rock radio in America with a lengthy 29 week run on the Billboard charts. The follow-up “Gasoline” had a strong run on the U.S. charts as well.

To Screen Video of “Mountain” Click Here: https://youtu.be/_8uLFqkpSyo
To Screen Video of “Kiss It Goodbye” Click Here: https://youtu.be/TnUYrd75vIE
To Screen Video of “Everyone Dies” Click Here: https://youtu.be/BEvs3ZSaoIQ 
 
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s