((Rob Crow's Gloomy Place)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness
Written by Patrick McNamara
Rob Crow's Gloomy Place is the latest eccentro-pop* project of….you guessed it….Gloomy Place. Just kidding. Just keeping things #light around here. Let's try again. But for real this time. Rob Crow's Gloomy Place is the latest eccentro-pop* project (after a brief retirement from music) of Rob Crow.
You may know Rob Crow from his work in Pinback, Thingy, Heavy Vegetable, Goblin Cock, Optiganally Yours, The Ladies, Team Sleep and approximately 127 other bands (not to mention the solid solo stuff he's released under his own name we must never mention this it's classified). The dude's prolific and whatever he calls his shit - it's always good. And Rob Crow's Gloomy Place is GOOD. And to think he almost quit music forever. Say it ain't so, Crow.
So does this sound like Pinback? Not exactly. But kinda. (How's that for getting to the heart of the matter here.) Think strong melodies. Weird rhythms. Plenty of ennui soaked pep that slices and dices. And bounce. Lots and lots of bounce. All the tools in Crow's bread and butter basket is here, man, and if you like Pinback (or any of his other 134 other bands - approximately) there's no reason why you wouldn't like this. You might also like this if you like, say, The Beatles….or Fugazi...or Subaru Stevens….or anybody else who makes good music, really.
Check out the band's excellent debut album “You're Doomed. Be Nice" (words to live by) below. As of this writing (8:50 AM in the Year That I'm Writing This A.D.) it was JUST released by the forever excellent record label Temporary Residence LTD so if you like what you stream (spoiler: you will) consider buying the real thing because streaming, while very convenient, is also massively fake.
OK. Have fun listening to Rob Crow's Gloomy Place now.
*I've been trying to get eccentro-pop recognized in the Zeitgeist as a real honest to goodness music genre since 2004….so far no luck but I'll keep trying….so help me blob.