Kickoff US tour with IMPOSE party at Glasslands this Friday the 13th * Set to release debut album on IMPOSE Records this Fall!
Brooklyn's Team Robespierre rock the super fun synth-punk, with an emphasis on the punk. Their raw, electric sound reminds me of (broken-up) bands like Q and Not U, El Guapo, and Fugazi (if Fugazi had keyboard players, that is). These five guys are the perfect band to ask to play when you want to turn your broken-down loft or vacant parking lot into an instant party space. Just have them plug in their guitar, bass and keys and watch them go for it. Fun noise will be made, with all members dishing out vocal jabs. Team Robespierre utilizes a whole mess of both machine and man-made beats, and you can certainly dance to their thumps. Just don't confuse this with dance-punk. This is more like punk-dance. You will have a good time at this show. -- OH MY ROCKNESS
Think tough beats melodic breakdowns and hot grease actually try electro-gangsta-punk. Bring a 40 and shorty to bump and grind, trip the light fandango and perhaps a two-step will be your fate to their hyphy meets har>dcore scream-alongs. -- Todd P
Team Robespierre is among New York's most energetic bands with their brand of pounding, abrasive rhythms and chanted, child-like vocal melodies. -- L MAGAZINE
Dirty punk powered by raw synth hooks and battered dance machine beats, Team Robespierre are ringleaders of Brooklyn's DIY dance party scene, one that stands as a model for the mayhem brewing in basements and warehouses across America.
The Team mashes 80s new wave and 90s hardcore into a dance-ready hybrid that comfortably shares stages with bands as diverse as Dan Deacon, Japanther, An Albatross, Leftover Crack, Parts And Labor, Best Fwends, USA Is A Monster and Kylesa. Having already embarked on three tours in 2007 and recently enlisting a drummer for their complex electro-punk arrangements, the Team felt the timing was right to record an album's worth of material.
With the help of Colin Marston (Orthrelm, Ghengis Tron, Stay Fucked), Team Robespierre spent most of their summer recording while playing as many dance parties as possible. And after IMPOSE president Derek Evers saw them play one such show earlier this spring, he ended up so drenched in beer and human sweat that he had to sign them.
Though they formed in Brooklyn during the winter of 2005, the members of Team Robespierre grew up in similar punk rock scenes in New York, Denver, Minnesota, Texas, Poland and Jersey, playing in bands like Thulsa Doom, Morning Glory and Hipster Bloodbath. But as Rex, Tom, Ty, Mike and Jim got older, their record collections expanded into noise, indie, electro and new wave. And while all (and none) of these genres might influence their sound, what comes across most when seeing these guys is their raw energy and unwillingness to separate themselves from the crowd. The Team will be bringing this energy to a town near you.
Watch live video of "Black Rainbow" HERE!
TEAM ROBESPIERRE Live!
July 13, 2007 Brooklyn, NY IMPOSE party at Glasslands w/ Aa, LiveFastDie, Frustration and Plexi 3
July 14, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA AKA Goods (skate shop/gallery)
July 15, 2007 Columbus, OH Legion of Doom w/ Brainbow and Souvenirs Young America
July 16, 2007 Kalamazoo, MI Rocket Star Caf w/The DeathSet and Ponytail
July 17, 2007 Detroit, MI The Trumbullplex w/ Bad Party and Vivian Girls
July 18, 2007 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern w/ PterodactyL and Jerk
July 19, 2007 Chicago, IL Mauled By Tigers Fest w/ Totally Michael and more!
July 21, 2007 Minneapolis, MN TBA w/ Doric
July, 23 2007 Missoula, MT The Palace w/Animal and Archaeopteryx
July 24, 2007 Olympia, WA TBA w/ Joey Casio and Twin Crystals
July 25, 2007 Seattle, WA The Funhouse
July 26, 2007 Portland, OR About Party at Branx w/ Attractive & Popular and DJ Joee Irwin
July 27, 2007 Oakland, CA TBA
July 28, 2007 San Francisco, CA w/ Thrillhouse
July 29, 2007 Los Angeles, CA The Smell w/ Anavan, LA Co$te, Foot Village and Eyes and Ears
July 30, 2007 Los Angeles, CA Old Baldy w/ On and Off, Superfast and more
Aug 2, 2007 Denver, CO Rhinoceropolis w/ Attractive & Popular, Hellzyeah!!!! and Eyes and Ears
Aug 3, 2007 Lawrence, KS Haunted Kitchen w/ Coat Party, Warfair and Ares Kingdome
Aug 4, 2007 Bloomington, IN House Party w/ The Accidents, Otis and the Rufies and the Sump Pumps
Aug 5, 2007 Nashville, TN TBA
Aug 6, 2007 Asheville, NC Freds
Aug 7, 2007 Greenville, NC The Spazz
Aug 8, 2007 Raleigh NC GSS HOUSE!
Aug 9, 2007 Blacksburg, VA House Party
Aug 10, 2007 Baltimore, MD TBA
Aug 11, 2007 Philadelphia, PA TBA w/ The Death Set
Aug 18, 2007 Philadelphia, PA the new Danger Danger!W/ Mika Miko and Capillary Action
also coming soon on IMPOSE Records:
M(etal)F(ingerz) DOOM limited edition instrumental 45
Sadaharu exclusive 7"
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