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All Isis – Wavering Radiant orders have now been shipped!

Hi everyone and thanks so much for your patience as I packed and mailed more Wavering Radiant orders than I even want to count. As of February 15th all orders have shipped and you should be getting them soon, if you haven’t already.

Since I’ve been so preoccupied with packing, I completely spaced on posting pictures of the lovely vinyl color variants. Sorry about that! Here’s some photos for you now to enjoy. Also, there are still Wavering Radiant copies available in the online store so pick one up if you haven’t already: https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=o77qinfe1nnd2qahroi9bdupc2&keyword=wavering+radiant

Coming in the next week or two will be a massive distro update with lots of new items and restocks to the store. All those goodies are here in house and have just been piling up as I kept packing orders like a maniac. Stay tuned for that update and if you’ve not signed up for our Email newsletter now is the time: https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=page&id=15&zenid=o77qinfe1nnd2qahroi9bdupc2

Again, a big thanks to everyone for your patience.  It takes one person a long time to carefully pack and mail all those orders, in addition to the 40 min drive to get them to the post office and mailed.  I’ve loved all the friendly messages some folks like to leave me as they place their orders.  It brings a smile to my face to read those.  You all RULE!

Malady – Self-Titled 12″ Available Now!

On our last update we were pleased to announce that Isis’Wavering Radiant 2×12″ is now available to order in the Robotic Empire Online Store: Order Wavering Radiant HERE!

We expect to get those records by the end of January for a Feb 10th release date. We’ll be shipping your orders out as soon as those arrive at our doorstep! Thanks so much for all the orders so far!


In current news, Malady is playing their first of two reunion shows tonight and if you were lucky enough to get a ticket to one of those we know you’ll enjoy yourself! The band will have their newly repressed 12″ with them for sale so be sure to pick up a record from them in person. We expect our copies to arrive next week so we’re going to list these up for sale in the online store right now. You can grab a copy through us if you are unable to see the band live.

Malady’s sole LP is a unique release, simultaneously embracing and disregarding the abrasive sounds the five members first gained notoriety for as founders of pg.99 and City of Caterpillar.

Originally released in the mid-00’s, this self-titled album looks even further to the members’ roots of grunge, alternative and punk rock music. These styles’ straightforward nature mutated with the chaotic sounds of emotional hardcore blend into an unparalleled sound.

The records were pressed on opaque green colored vinyl with a brown splatter and we’ve yet to see how they look so we apologize for the lack of photos at this time. We’ll update the store and post some nice pictures around as soon as those show up. In the meantime, head on over to the online store and pick up your copy. Limited to 300 copies and comes with a high quality digital download. Order the Malady Repress HERE!

We’ve got a little distro update below along with the Malady announcement. New Beach Slang, Le Almeida, Sumac and Tor Johnson newest releases. Thrill Jockey restocks on a few different The Body records, Mountains restock and Oozing Wound. Check the lists below and we’ll copy the update from last month because there was some really nice stuff brought into the store at that time too. Most still available. Read on! Thanks everyone.

NEW ITEMS
Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $19.99
Le Almeida – Total Lo-Fi Genius 12″ (IFB) $7.99
Malady – Self-Titled – GREEN WITH BROWN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $15.99
Ordinary Lives – Self-Titled 7″ (Tor Johnson) $2.99
Posse – Soft Opening 12″ (Wharf Cat) $16.99
Sumac – Before You I Appear 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
Tyler Daniel Bean – On Days Soon to Pass 12″ (Tor Johnson) $7.99

RESTOCKS
Body, The – No One Deserves Happiness 2×12” BLACK VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 19.99
Body, The / Full of Hell – One Day You Will Ache 12” ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Self Released) 18.99
Body, The / Krieg – Split 12” CLEAR COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) 18.99
Body, The / Sandworm – Split 12” CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 18.99
Mountains – Mountains, Mountains, Mountains 12” BLACK VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 18.99
Oozing Wound – Earth Suck 12” BLACK VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 18.99
Oozing Wound – Retrash 12” BLACK VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 18.99

NEW ITEMS (previous update)
1 Mile North – Awakened By Decay 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Wortcunner) $24.99
American Football – Self-Titled 2006 – 180 GRAM ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $24.99
Baton Rouge – Fragments D’Eux Memes 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Crows An Wra – Kalopsia – CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Dark Blue – Red White and Dark Blue – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Frameworks – Smother – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Grumbling Fur – Furfour 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Harm Wulf – Hijrah – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Hey Colossus – In Black & Gold Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Hollow Sunshine – Coward, Leader, Omega Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Isis – Wavering Radiant – BLACK AND WHITE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
Isis – Wavering Radiant – BLUE AND WHITE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
Isis – Wavering Radiant – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
Left Cross – Servants Of Death Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Levitations – Dust 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Mere Phantoms – Famine For A Slow Death – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Meth Drinker – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Moutheater – Passing Key – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Neaux – Fell Off The Deep End Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Oathbreaker – Rheia 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
Oozing Wound – Whatever Forever – YELLOW COLORED VINYL VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $23.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey – MAGENTA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Romannis Motte – Time Sequences Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Sect – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Self Defense Family – Colicky 12″ (Iron Pier) $14.99
Senior Fellows – The Christened Remains of an Evolutionary Catastrophe 12″ (Dead Tank) $10.99
Sport – Bon Voyage – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Sport – Slow 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Statiqbloom – Mask Visions Poison 12″ (Vendetta) $10.99
Super Unison – Auto 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Swallowing – Songs For The Saved Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Totem Skin – Still Waters Run Deep 2×12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Totem Skin – Weltschmerz 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Uninhabitable – Self-Titled 12″ (All We Know) $9.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 1: TUTH / Heinali Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 2: Scattered Purgatory /Eolomea Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 3: Anders Brorby / Oomny Mozg Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99

RESTOCKS (previous update)
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk 12”- DARK RED COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Decades Failures – Goodby3 12” (Dead Tank) $9.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Integrity – The Blacklest Curse 12” – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros 12” (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy 12”- PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” (Deathwish) $9.99

Robotic Empire Online Store

Isis – Wavering Radiant 2×12″ Pre-Orders Now Live on Online Store!

Robotic Empire is extremely excited to announce pre-orders for a long requested re-issue! Isis’Wavering Radiant 2×12″ is now available to order in the Robotic Empire Online Store: Order Wavering Radiant HERE!

Choose from Blue & White Splatter Colored Vinyl, Black & White Splatter Colored Vinyl, or Standard Black Vinyl. We expect the records to arrive mid January and they will ship out ASAP after arrival. Remember, if you are ordering other items along with the Wavering Radiant pre-order, those items will be held and will not ship until Wavering Radiant arrives to us.

The music of Isis is a suitable metaphor for their 12-year career; patient, meticulous, fraught with tension and gradually building towards an apex of seismic proportions. Isis have successfully navigated the process of growing and evolving without disavowing their initial vision. Wavering Radiant finds every component of the Isis armoury coming into equal play and becoming an audiophile’s dream. Grandiose without being over-indulgent, epic without compromising focus.

Wavering Radiant is the fifth and final full-length album by American post-metal group Isis, last released by Ipecac Recordings in 2009 and produced by Joe Barresi and recently remastered for vinyl by Mika Jussila. It stands as Isis’ last full-length album, as the band split just over a year after its release. The album continues Isis’ history of lengthy songwriting, yet presents a slight departure from the soft-loud dynamics and post-metal aesthetic which characterized previous releases.

Reviewers noted a continued increase in melody from previous releases, and many were quick to note an increased prominence of keyboardist Bryant Clifford Meyer’s work, using a Hammond B3 organ. In keeping with Isis’ retinue of concept albums, a thematic strand runs throughout, dealing with dreams and Jungian psychology. Robotic Empire is thrilled to once again to supply this gatefold, double-LP vinyl edition of ISIS’ classic album on black and limited colored vinyl!

And then in case you all missed our last distro update in November, we are relisting those items below for you to look over, lots of great tunes here:

New Items
1 Mile North – Awakened By Decay 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Wortcunner) $24.99
American Football – Self-Titled 2006 – 180 GRAM ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $24.99
Baton Rouge – Fragments D’Eux Memes 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Crows An Wra – Kalopsia – CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Dark Blue – Red White and Dark Blue – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Daughters – Canada Songs Cassette (Robotic Empire) $7.99
Frameworks – Smother – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Grumbling Fur – Furfour 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Harm Wulf – Hijrah – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Hey Colossus – In Black & Gold Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Hollow Sunshine – Coward, Leader, Omega Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Left Cross – Servants Of Death Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Levitations – Dust 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Mere Phantoms – Famine For A Slow Death – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Meth Drinker – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Moutheater – Passing Key – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Neaux – Fell Off The Deep End Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Oathbreaker – Rheia 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
Oozing Wound – Whatever Forever – YELLOW COLORED VINYL VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $23.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey – MAGENTA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Romannis Motte – Time Sequences Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Sect – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Self Defense Family – Colicky 12″ (Iron Pier) $14.99
Senior Fellows – The Christened Remains of an Evolutionary Catastrophe 12″ (Dead Tank) $10.99
Sport – Bon Voyage – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Sport – Slow 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Statiqbloom – Mask Visions Poison 12″ (Vendetta) $10.99
Super Unison – Auto 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Swallowing – Songs For The Saved Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Totem Skin – Still Waters Run Deep 2×12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Totem Skin – Weltschmerz 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Uninhabitable – Self-Titled 12″ (All We Know) $9.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 1: TUTH / Heinali Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 2: Scattered Purgatory / Eolomea Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 3: Anders Brorby / Oomny Mozg Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Virginia Creep – Self-Titled Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99

Restocks
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk 12”- DARK RED COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Decades Failures – Goodby3 12” (Dead Tank) $9.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Integrity – The Blacklest Curse 12” – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros 12” (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy 12”- PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” (Deathwish) $9.99

Robotic Empire Online Store

Robotic Empire November Update

Well hello everyone! It’s been a while since our last distro update but so it goes sometimes. Rest assured we have some wonderful goodies for you as always though. We’re sure you’ve been paying attention to our recent cassette releases from Virginia Creep and Daughters but just in case you missed those announcements please scroll through our main Robotic Empire page and read up about them. We still have copies of those in the online store but honestly, not too many remain. One time pressing on those tapes so grab them up! Virginia Creep & Daughters Cassettes

Also, it’s been whispered through the grapevine that Virginia Creep are writing some new songs already. Oh man are we excited! Additionally we hope to release Daughter’s Self-Titled and Hell Songs on cassette soon too so keep watching our social media posts for info on that.


Lots of exciting news on the City of Caterpillar digital release front and reunion show announcements too! You can purchase and download those recordings on The Archivist’s bandcamp page here: The Archivist Bandcamp Catch them live if you can!

Thur. Jan. 12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady & Virginia Creep – ON SALE NOW
Fri. Jan. 13: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles & Big No – SOLD OUT
Sat. Jan. 14: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Pinkwash & HIRS – SOLD OUT
Sun. Jan. 15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Pygmy Lush & Malady – SOLD OUT
Mon. Jan. 16: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush & Ghastly City Sleep – SOLD OUT
Tues. Jan. 17: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Virginia Creep, Suppression & Skulk Kits – SOLD OUT
Wed. Jan. 18: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Saddest Landscape & Kindling – ON SALE NOW
Thurs. Jan. 19: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Green Dream & Coming Down – ON SALE NOW
Fri. Jan. 20: Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Reverend & Touch – ON SALE NOW
Sat. Jan. 21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars – ON SALE NOW

Again, read up on all that crucial COC news here: Robotic Empire Records

A side project / sister label to Robotic Empire, Wortcunner Records, have just released the newest album from 1 Mile North titled “Awakened By Decay”. Those are limited to 300 copies on 180 gram black vinyl and available now in the online shop. It’s been 13 years since their last release, and we are stoked to be distributing them! We also carry the two reissues of their classic albums, Minor Shadows & Glass Wars which Wortcunner re-released last year. Those have been remastered for vinyl and are on limited 180 gram colored vinyl, read more about them here: 1 Mile North Albums

New releases abound in the distro and we are excited to have copies of the Hollow Sunshine cassette store day release from Iron Pier, the new American Football on Polyvinyl, Adagio Records imports, new Planes Mistaken For Stars!! (personal favorite), and very eclectic and random cassettes from Land Animal tapes, Cactus Distro and Anthems Of The Undesirable. So much more below for you to read through, good prices too! Deathwish records restocks on critical items just in case you want to add those to your cart. Please take a moment and see if there are any new items you’d like to add to your cart, we appreciate your business more then you know. A small operation like us depends on our lovely customers like YOU! So a big THANK YOU for reading and a big THANK YOU for any purchases you have made in the past and plan to make in the future. As the flurries fall in the NE Washington mountains, we send this update out to you! Read on!

New Items
1 Mile North – Awakened By Decay 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Wortcunner) $24.99
American Football – Self-Titled 2006 – 180 GRAM ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $24.99
Baton Rouge – Fragments D’Eux Memes 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Crows An Wra – Kalopsia – CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Dark Blue – Red White and Dark Blue – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Daughters – Canada Songs Cassette (Robotic Empire) $7.99
Frameworks – Smother – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Grumbling Fur – Furfour 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Harm Wulf – Hijrah – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Hey Colossus – In Black & Gold Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Hollow Sunshine – Coward, Leader, Omega Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Left Cross – Servants Of Death Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Levitations – Dust 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Mere Phantoms – Famine For A Slow Death – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Meth Drinker – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Moutheater – Passing Key – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Neaux – Fell Off The Deep End Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Oathbreaker – Rheia 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
Oozing Wound – Whatever Forever – YELLOW COLORED VINYL VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $23.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey – MAGENTA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Romannis Motte – Time Sequences Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Sect – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Self Defense Family – Colicky 12″ (Iron Pier) $14.99
Senior Fellows – The Christened Remains of an Evolutionary Catastrophe 12″ (Dead Tank) $10.99
Sport – Bon Voyage – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Sport – Slow 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Statiqbloom – Mask Visions Poison 12″ (Vendetta) $10.99
Super Unison – Auto 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Swallowing – Songs For The Saved Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Totem Skin – Still Waters Run Deep 2×12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Totem Skin – Weltschmerz 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Uninhabitable – Self-Titled 12″ (All We Know) $9.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 1: TUTH / Heinali Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 2: Scattered Purgatory / Eolomea Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 3: Anders Brorby / Oomny Mozg Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Virginia Creep – Self-Titled Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99

Restocks
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk 12”- DARK RED COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Decades Failures – Goodby3 12” (Dead Tank) $9.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Integrity – The Blacklest Curse 12” – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros 12” (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy 12”- PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” (Deathwish) $9.99

Robotic Empire Online Store

Archival songs from City of Caterpillar now available

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City of Caterpillar has digitally released archival recordings from 2001-2002, including a lost song recorded during their self-titled album session but initially shelved due to vinyl side-length limitations.

“As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie)” joins the two songs from ‘A Split Personality’ split 7″ with pg99, remastered in 2016 for a fuller sound, across all main digital services.

Listen to City of Caterpillar at:

Bandcamphttps://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com

iTuneshttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/city-of-caterpillar/id14942896?app=itunes

Apple Musichttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/city-of-caterpillar/id14942896?mt=1&app=music

Amazon Musichttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SQ0UBPU

Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/music/artist/City_of_Caterpillar?id=Aas66nbqfoo7zvzzqukm36ofatq

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/6zRqJkcK9YW5muISa2kwZR

This accompanies the announcement of five additional reunion shows in January 2017, extending their previously announced (now sold out) tour dates. New shows added in Richmond, Boston, Rochester, Chicago and Detroit now have tickets available at the following locations:

Thur. Jan. 12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady & Virginia Creep – ON SALE NOW
Fri. Jan. 13: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles & Big No – SOLD OUT
Sat. Jan. 14: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Pinkwash & HIRS – SOLD OUT
Sun. Jan. 15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Pygmy Lush & Malady – SOLD OUT
Mon. Jan. 16: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush & Ghastly City Sleep – SOLD OUT
Tues. Jan. 17: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Virginia Creep, Suppression & Skulk Kits – SOLD OUT
Wed. Jan. 18: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Saddest Landscape & Kindling – ON SALE NOW
Thurs. Jan. 19: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Green Dream & Coming Down – ON SALE NOW
Fri. Jan. 20: Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Reverend & Touch – ON SALE NOW
Sat. Jan. 21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars – ON SALE NOW

City of Caterpillar announce additional reunion shows, release lost song

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One month after announcing their first live performances in 13 years, City of Caterpillar unveil a previously unreleased song and additional reunion shows in Richmond, Boston, Rochester, Detroit & Chicago for January 2017.

These five dates have been added to the recently announced (now sold out) reunion shows, with details as follow:

  • Thur. Jan. 12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady & Virginia Creep – ON SALE
  • Fri. Jan. 13: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles & Big No – SOLD OUT
  • Sat. Jan. 14: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Pinkwash & HIRS – SOLD OUT
  • Sun. Jan. 15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Pygmy Lush & Malady – SOLD OUT
  • Mon. Jan. 16: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush & Ghastly City Sleep – SOLD OUT
  • Tues. Jan. 17: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Virginia Creep, Suppression & Skulk Kits – SOLD OUT
  • Wed. Jan. 18: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Saddest Landscape & Kindling – ON SALE
  • Thurs. Jan. 19: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Green Dream & Coming Down – ON SALE
  • Fri. Jan. 20: Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Reverend & Touch – ON SALE
  • Sat. Jan. 21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars – ON SALE

Additionally premiering today via NPR, is a long lost song recorded during the band’s self-titled album sessions but shelved due to vinyl length limitations. 14+ years later, “As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie)” is now available to listen via NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’ segment, who called the song “classic City Of Caterpillar, set in a heavy and gloomy groove… scattered by jigsaw puzzle melodies and droning overtones“. Read more / listen here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/11/13/501595372/hear-city-of-caterpillars-previously-unreleased-song-as-the-curtains-dim

“As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie)” will be available everywhere this Friday, November 18th. Digital pre-orders are now live:

iTuneshttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/as-curtains-dim-little-white/id1173761526?app=itunes
Bandcamphttps://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-curtains-dim-little-white-lie

In addition, two early City of Caterpillar recordings originally released on ‘A Split Personality’ split 7″ with pg.99 have finally been mastered, also set for digital release everywhere this Friday with pre-orders available here:

iTuneshttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/innocent-face-ghosts-shadows/id1173763469?app=itunes
Bandcamphttps://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/an-innocent-face-the-ghosts-of-shadows-passing-in-city-streets

Related Links:
Download City of Caterpillar – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/

Stream City of Caterpillar – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6zRqJkcK9YW5muISa2kwZR

Live footage – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOj7znern1UVqDxCkqoqKESZzSN_J87bG

Virginia Creep Cassette Available in the Online Store now!

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Our dudes Virginia Creep drop their first EP today, and we’re stoked to present this debut bruiser to ya:

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1eYC1SfEV3bvDlnycQ4CTp

iTunes – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/virginia-creep-ep/id1153767804?app=itunes

Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/virginia-creep-ep

Cassette w/ Sticker + Download – https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=73&products_id=6565

All veterans of underground/independent music, Virginia Creep treads new territory for the band members with a left-of-center, haunting & melodic approach.

Their self-titled first offering ranges the spectrum of rock, punk, grung and hardcore within just three songs.

Photo by Hanna Stevens

Virginia Creep premiere full EP via All Music

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Alternative noise rock quartet Virginia Creep announce the stream of their debut EP today via the All Music site. Set for widespread release this Friday October 28th, All Music is running an advance premiere of the full EP now:

http://www.allmusic.com/blog/post/album-premiere-virginia-creep-ep

Virginia Creep’s self-titled EP is being released by longtime collaborators Robotic Empire, who have previously worked with members’ other outfits Pig Destroyer and Tideland. The first official recordings from the band will be available on both cassette and digitally, with pre-orders live now at the following locations:

iTunes – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/virginia-creep-ep/id1153767804?app=itunes
Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/virginia-creep-ep

Cassette – https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=73&products_id=6565

Virginia Creep’s first single ‘Vortex’ recently premiered via The AV Club, who sited “while it members have a pedigree on the more extreme end of heavy music, ”Vortex” is wholly concerned with taking simple riff and twisting it in as many different directions as possible, snagging everything it can into its swirling orbit”.

Brooklyn Vegan also noted the track as “haunting, ever-shifting… a kind of sludgy, southern-tinged post-hardcore that would have fit right in on Touch and Go in the 90s”.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/pig-destroyers-j-r-hayes-forms-virginia-creep-listen-to-vortex-from-debut-ep/

‘Vortex’ is available now across all digital platforms with the band’s official verified Spotify profile currently touting a band-curated ‘Influences’ playlist.

Check their Spotify profile here: http://www.avclub.com/article/virginia-creep-gets-lost-vortex-its-new-song-243637

In addition, Virginia Creep has been selected to perform alongside the long-awaited return of post-hardcore legends City of Caterpillar early next year, supporting the reunited group on two shows:

Thursday, January 12th 2017 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady – https://www.facebook.com/events/199727067131331/

Tuesday, January 17th 2017 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Suppression & Skulk Kits (Brandon solo) – https://www.facebook.com/events/1118150438270980/