If there's one new local band that hasn't gotten anywhere near the amount of attention that they deserve it's probably Robes. Throughout the year they've been the opening act for some stellar bands such Youth Lagoon and YACHTS, yet something still hasn't clicked within the Triangle to catch on to this awesome group. Robes are based out of Chapel Hill and are a member of the Potluck family along with the likes of Schooner and Organos, but they're bringing something far different than the rest of the Potluck roster. Robes build upon tight electronic drum beats that coincide perfectly with the upbeat yet melancholy tone of their music. An even blend of breezy and beefy synths entangle themselves within driving bass and catchy guitar hooks, all of which sit comfortably under an infectious, poppy melody.
Robes released a promising 7" this summer entitled "Dead Sounds", and the band recently teamed up with Hueism Pictures (the same crew responsible for videos from Mount Moriah, Kooley High, and the wonderful Kool A.D) to release a video for the title track of "Dead Sounds". Robes will be performing at the Local 506 for a free "Merch Holiday Dance Party" on December 26. Consider it a late Christmas present to yourself and go check this band out, you won't be disappointed! Check out the new video below:
Robes - Dead Sound from Hueism Pictures on Vimeo.