Robbers On High Street Announce "Electric Eye" 7" Single, Northeast Tour Dates

posted May 30, 2010

Robbers On High Street Announce "Electric Eye" 7" Single, Northeast Tour Dates

Three years since the release of their second LP, "Grand Animals," the Robbers On High Street have moved on from delicate, early ‘70s balladry and grown confident and unabashed in their grasp of mid-‘60s Anglophilia a la the Pretty Things and Status Quo. The Brooklyn outfit will release the “Electric Eye” vinyl single on June 8 with b-side “Face The Fog” via Engine Room Recordings. The single will release digitally on June 22. The two tunes are pulled from a collection of songs comprising the band’s forthcoming still untitled third album, a new sound that hearkens back to the brash, instantaneous pop appeal of their debut "Tree City."

Fans of the Robbers' previous single, “The Fatalist,” will recognize the calculated strut of “Electric Eye,” a song packed with enough soul claps to fill even the most discriminate dance floor; while “Face in the Fog” bounces playfully between a Gal Costa backing track and a soaring chorus dripping with vocal harmonies.

You can stream both tracks from the 7-inch at Engine Room Recordings' website.

Recording started in October of 2009 on the boy’s newly purchased Tascam MS-16 1” tape machine, which was lovingly dragged to several studios across Northwest Brooklyn before settling at Tommy Brennick’s (Budos Band, Menahan Street Band) Dunham Studio for mixdown. While the veterans of the band, Morgan King (bass, vocals), Steven Mercado (guitar, vocals) and frontman Ben Trokan still remain, they have been playing as a five-piece for the last three years with drummer Mikey Post and keyboardist David Sherman. Produced by Trokan and engineered by Matt Shane (Flight of the Conchords, Rosanne Cash) this was the current line-up’s first foray into a proper recording session, drawing little help from the outside save that of a horn section borrowed from the Daptone House of Soul.

The Robbers on High Street will be taking their vinyl on the road for four Northeast shows to celebrate the 7-inch “Electric Eye” single release with their Engine Room label-mates The Bloodsugars.

  • June 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The M Room - 9pm - w/ The Bloodsugars, The Fleeting End
  • June 11 – Washington, DC – Velvet Lounge - 9pm - w/ The Bloodsugars, Kaiser Cartel
  • June 12 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory - 8pm - w/ The Bloodsugars, Israel Darling
  • June 13 – Boston, MA – TT The Bears - 8:30pm - w/ The Bloodsugars, Israel Darling