Friday, January 26, 2024

Robber Robber - "Sea or War"

Photo by Joey Krouse

Hailing from Burlington, VT, Robber Robber have one of the more unique takes on the current 90's indie rock revival sound. Their latest single, "Sea or War," is an intense song that feels like it's moving much faster than it is. The speed of the music doesn't quite match up with Nina Cates' vocals which creates a strong tension throughout the song. The entire song feels like that moment in a Sonic Youth song where it's just about to explode. But "Sea or War" never does. Plus, Robber Robber adds in some electronic/dance elements to the song, and I may be detecting a hint of jam band influence, but that could just be because I know they're from Burlington.

Robber Robber says of their new single: 

“‘Sea or War’ explores how fine the balance feels between comfort and futility. There are various opposing forces being fused together, which can be felt in the lyrics, musical arrangement, and production.”

You can watch the video for "Sea or War" below. For more on Robber Robber, check them out on Instagram and Bandcamp. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Thu. Feb. 1  - Burlington, VT @ Radio BeanFri. Feb. 2 - Northampton, MA @ 90 King St.Sat. Feb. 3  - Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan RoomThu. March 28 - Boston, MA @ O’Briens Pub * * = w/ Thus Love and Native Sun

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