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- Release Date 23 September 2016
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- Vinyl LP
- Nuclear Blast
In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson infamously campaigned to be elected Sheriff of Aspen.
He proposed that the snowy locale’s name be changed to “Fat City” in order to, “prevent greedheads, land-rapers and other human jackals from capitalizing on the name ‘Aspen’.” He lost the election, but a short 46 years later, his proposed moniker would perfectly suit Crobot’s second full-length album, ‘Welcome To Fat City’. Stirring up down ‘n’ dirty rock ‘n’ roll, swaggering blues, doom-y metal, and strangely sexy funk into a grimy cauldron, the Pennsylvania quartet—Brandon Yeagley [lead vocals, harmonica], Chris Bishop [guitar, vocals], Jake Figueroa [bass], and Paul Figueroa [drums]—make rock music gonzo again by blasting it to outer space…
Towards the end of 2015, the boys began plotting their next move. During downtime with Motörhead, they carved out a week for pre-production with Machine (Lamb of God, Clutch, Gym Class Heroes) in Austin, TX, sowing the creative seeds.
“We played so many shows since Something Supernatural came out,” adds Brandon. “Going into Welcome To Fat City, we knew what worked on stage and what didn’t from the last record. First and foremost, we boil down to a live band. If something doesn’t feel good up there, we push it aside. That helped pave the way for this new music.”
Following recording, they turned to Alan Moulder [Foo Fighters, Wolfmother, Royal Blood, Led Zeppelin, Nine Inch Nails] for mixing. Now, the opener and title track shuffles between a big drum beat, wah-ed out guitar lick, and howling vocal delivery.The first single “Not For Sale” steamrolls with an aggressive energy that T-bones on a big, brash, and bombastic chant about, “standing up for yourself as a human being and not letting anyone take advantage of you,” as the vocalist puts it.Everything concludes on the stampeding crunch of “Plague of the Mammoths.” Hinging on an ominous bass line and swell of feedback, it emits a thundering send-off.
Ultimately, Crobot carve out their own corner of the galaxy with Welcome to Fat City. You might never want to leave either…
1. Welcome To Fat City
2. Play It Cool
3. Easy Money
4. Not For Sale
5. Hold On For Dear Life
1. Temple In The Sky
2. Right Between The Eyes
3. Blood On The Snow
4. Steal The Show
5. Moment Of Truth
6. Plague Of The Mammoth
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