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Daughters announce tour dates, Canada Songs Expanded Cassette available now in Online Store!

It’s been over 7 years since Daughters last hit the road, and after many ups and downs (plus two Nirvana covers later) we are thrilled to announce the Providence boys are back in action and officially on tour as of today.

The full lot of east coast shows are sold out, but folks out west can still

DAUGHTERS LIVE:
10/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus – SOLD OUT
10/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus – SOLD OUT
10/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s – SOLD OUT
10/23 Allston, MA @ Great Scott – SOLD OUT
10/23 Allston, MA @ Great Scott – SOLD OUT
11/06 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
11/07 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room *
11/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
11/09 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside – SOLD OUT *
11/11 Portland, OR @ Ash Street *
11/12 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
11/13 Seattle, WA @ Highline *

* with The Body, Loma Pieta

http://bandsintown.com/daughters

To celebrate, we have pressed up an expanded cassette reissue of Daughters debut album, Canada Songs, now with their first 4-song EP included as an added bonus.

With a full-color double-sided insert and high quality digital download included, Canada Songs + EP is now available to order via our Online Store:

https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=73&products_id=6566
Enjoy reading an interview Lex did with Clrvynt here:
http://clrvynt.com/daughters-interview/

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City of Caterpillar announces reunion shows

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Over a dozen years after disbanding, the long defunct City of Caterpillar announce a string of reunion shows for early 2017.
 
The quartet initially formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2000, carving out a handful of demos and EPs before releasing their sole, self-titled album in 2002. Renown for an innovative combination of punk rock, emotional hardcore and dramatic instrumental crescendos, City of Caterpillar disbanded in late 2003 but went on to endure a postmortem legacy shared by few of their peers.
 
Posthumously, Pitchfork referred to them as a band “who successfully blended abstract-rock with hardcore immediacy” while All Music elaborated “The band’s moody, sometimes spastic, sometimes brooding breed of dark rock is both well-written and timeless — spacy expressionism and straight-to-the-heart honesty. Albums of this breed only come along a few times in a genre.
 
In 2015, renewed interest in the band grew with digital reissues of their LP and Demo + Live Recording collection, followed by a 2016 vinyl reissue of the landmark self-tited LP.
 
Vice’s music outlet Noisey recently revisited the group in a lengthy retrospective feature, saying that City of Caterpillarencompassed an era” and “strangled…stretched, and mutated screamo until it reflected both the shattering chaos and the eerie quietude of its time“.
 
Performing for the first time in 13 years with their classic lineup of Brandon Evans (guitar/vocals), Kevin Longendyke (bass/vocals), Jeff Kane (guitar) and Ryan Parrish (drums), City of Caterpillar have scheduled four East Coast shows with a slew of longtime friends’ bands supporting:
 
Friday, January 13th 2017 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles, Big No – 8pm, $15, 18+
 
Saturday, January 14th 2017 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ HIRS, Pinkwash – $15, 21+
 
Sunday, January 15th 2017 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage w/ Pygmy Lush, Malady – $15, All Ages
 
Monday, January 16th 2017 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush, Ghastly City Sleep – $15, 21+
 
Tickets for all shows are available via:
 
 
Philadelphia – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1360923?utm_medium=bks (tickets on sale 12pm EST)
 
DC – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1361287?utm_medium=bks (tickets on sale Thursday, 12pm EST)
 
 
 
Relevant Links:
Download City of Caterpillar – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 

Virginia Creep announces debut EP, premieres first song via The AV Club

Virginia Creep band photo by Hanna Stevens LOW RES
Born in the sprawling suburban wastelands on the outskirts of Washington DC, Virginia Creep emerge from an unexpected hotbed of forward-thinking subversive artists.

With a rich lineage that includes bloodlines as diverse as Tideland, Pig Destroyer, A Papier Mache Monster, Nit Pic & many more, Virginia Creep sound as appropriately bipolar as the myriad divisions surrounding them.

A formidable beast spanning a multitude of heavy rock sub-genres, the forthcoming debut EP from this new quartet merges the wide ranging backgrounds and influences of J.R. Hayes (vocals), Aaron Mason (guitar), Ben Tufts (drums) and Christopher Wright (bass).

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, grunge and hardcore within just three songs.

Opening track “Vortex” is now streaming via The AV Club, who said “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”:

AV Club Vortex Stream

Available Friday, October 28th both digitally and on cassette through long running collaborators Robotic Empire, Virginia Creep hit the ground running with a powerful first release.

The EP can be pre-ordered now via iTunes or Bandcamp with immediate download of “Vortex” (additionally, you can stream the single next Friday, October 14th via Spotify, Apple Music, etc):

EP pre-order via iTunes – iTunes Pre-Order
EP pre-order via Bandcamp – Bandcamp Pre-Order

The cassette edition comes with double-sided full color artwork, vinyl sticker and includes a digital download of the full EP, available to pre-order now via Robotic Empire’s Online Store:

Robotic Empire Online Store

Related Links:
Virginia Creep Facebook
Robotic Empire Facebook
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Robotic Empire Online Store September Update

Hey everyone, September is almost over and fall is creeping up on us out here in the beautiful mountains of NE Washington. Firewood cutting, chimney pipe cleaning, various last minute cleanup and repairs around Robo headquarters have been on the agenda as we prepare for winter snow that will eventually come. Lots of good tunes have been getting jammed over here while working on these fall activities and we’re hoping you will be interested in picking up some of these below new items and restocks!

Can’t get enough of the Khruangbin album on Night Time Stories! Self described as 60’s Thai Funk, Khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks. Please check them out. The Lucy Dacus album has been on a constant repeat, absolutely love her voice, great song writing, can’t wait for more from her in the future as this one is just stunning!

Picked up some great tape and vinyl releases from Kitty Play records, lots of variety there so please peruse the list below. Bastard Noise tape, Emperor of the North cassette which is WT Nelson’s solo project, known for his work with Bastard Noise, Solo debut by Jay Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, like I said, great stuff, check that list!

The new Helen Money album on Thrill Jockey is now in the store along with, Jay Reatard vinyl from Matador, some more soul via Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens on Daptone Records, Russian CirclesGuidance album, and some Reggae from The Frightnrs which we find to be a great evening album for relaxing and unwinding from your day.

Later in October we’ll have that new cassette EP from Virginia Creep so stay tuned for more news on that front. Can’t wait for you guys to hear those new tunes and pick up the tape and some new stickers we had made just for the release.

Gonna list last months update for you to look over again too as there were lots of goodies posted in August also in case you missed that one. Also the last two days of the T-Shirt sale is going on now. All shirts in the Robotic Empire Online Store are 30% off till the end of the month. Better get on that!

Thanks as always everyone and have a great fall season!
New Items

Bastard Noise – Dedicated to Koji Tano, Live in Montreal, Canada 2015 Cassette (Kitty Play) $4.99
Emperor of the North – Self-Titled Cassette (Kitty Play) $4.99
Frightnrs, The – Nothing More To Say 12″ (Daptone) $19.99
Guilty C – Gold Land Trash Cassette (Kitty Play) $2.99
Helen Money – Become Zero – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Hive of Wires – Self-Titled Cassette (Kitty Play) $4.99
Jay Randall – Burl Veneer Cassette (Kitty Play) $1.99
Jay Reatard – Matador Singles 08 12″ (Matador) $19.99
Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall 12″ (Matador) $19.99
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon – Split 2×12″ (Caldo Verde) $33.99
Kayo Dot – Plastic House On Base Of Sky 12″ (Flesner) $19.99
Khruangbin – The Universe Smiles Upon You 12″ (Night Time Stories) $25.99
Kill Me Tomorrow – Trap Like A Steel Mind – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Kitty Play) $5.99
Lucy Dacus – No Burden 12″ (Matador) $19.99
Moving Units – Damage with Care – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Kitty Play) $7.99
Moving Units – Dangerous Dreams – TEAL COLORED VINYL 12″ (Kitty Play) $7.99
Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens – What Have You Done, My Brother? 12″ (Daptone) $17.99
Russian Circles – Guidance 12″ (Sargent House) $20.99
Tentacles of God – Self-Titled Cassette (Kitty Play) $4.99
Total J Crane Maneuver – Love Notes From Liminality: 4 Track Rawness From 17-2010 Cassette (Kitty Play) $2.99
Votolato, Rocky – Makers 10th Anniversary Edition 12″ (Barsuk) $21.99
X Eyes – Live At Mata Cassette (Kitty Play) $2.99
X Eyes – Self-Titled Cassette (Kitty Play) $2.99

Restocks

An Albatross – London: Live! 12” *COLORED VINYL* (Kitty Play) $12.99
Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12” *180 GRAM VINYL* (Lovitt) $12.99
Pygmy Lush – Old Friends 12” *180 GRAM BLACK VINYL* (Lovitt) $12.99
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool 2×12” *180 Gram VINYL* (XL) $29.99

AUGUST NEW ITEMS
American Football – Self-Titled – 180 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $19.99
American Football – Self-Titled EP – 180 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $19.99
Ascend / Descend – Murdock Street 12″ (Tor Johnson) $10.99
Beach Slang – Here, I Made This For You Volume 1 Cassette (Polyvinyl) $8.50
Black Heart Procession, The – One – 180 gram WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (SDRL) $29.99
Bossk – Audio Noir – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $13.99
Converge – You Fail Me Redux – BLACK WHITE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $14.99
Cursed – III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep – SILVER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $13.99
Death Index – Self-Titled – BLACK WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $13.99
Expo 70 – Exquisite Lust – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sonic Meditations) $24.99
Grief – Come To Grief Reissue – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Alone International) $24.99
Hollow Sunshine – Bible Sea 12″ (Iron Pier) $11.99
Moment – Thick And Unwieldy From All Our Layers: A Complete Discography 2×12″ (Tor Johnson) $19.99
Orthodox – Axis – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Alone International) $14.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door – BROWN COLORED VINYL 12″+DVD (Behind The Mountain) $11.99
Sumac – What One Becomes – RED COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $22.99
Wretched End, The – In These Woods, From These Mountains 12″ (Alone International) $14.99

AUGUST RESTOCKS
Converge – Axe To Fall 12” *ELECTRIC BLUE AND BABY BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $11.99
City Of Caterpillar – Self-Titled 12″ $15.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door 12”+DVD *BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Behind The Mountain) $11.99
Various Artists – Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach – RECORD STORE DAY SILVER COLORED VINYL 12” – $22.99

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Robotic Empire August Update. Sales! & Virginia Creep upcoming cassette release

Yup, we know it’s been a while since we updated the store with some new items but with all the home construction going on things have been a little hectic. Finally have the label and distro areas set back up and reorganized and in our excitement over that we’re running some sales and putting a few “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach” Record Store Day Vinyl Versions up for sale that we came across in our reorganizing!

For the rest of August, all 7″s are on sale for 99 CENTS! so be sure to look over that section and pick up a few cheap items to add to your order: 7 inch sale!

Alpaca 12″ records are on sale HALF OFF!. Crazy we know, but these tunes are so great and we have a decent amount of them in stock that need to find homes on your record shelves. Members of Baroness making excellent summer tunes so pick up a colored or black vinyl copy with your order and see for yourself. At that price you can’t go wrong.

Decent update for everyone to look over below, some of the highlights being the Beach Slang cassette, The Black Heart Procession reissue of “One”, new Cursed album on Deathwish, Expo 70’s – Exquisite Lust album on gold vinyl, Grief imports, new Hollow Sunshine that we can’t get off the turntable, Moment Discography, and the new Sumac. Many more items and some restocks so read below and head on over to the store to hear some sound samples and read up a bit more on each release. We know there’s got to be something here for you to enjoy as August cruises along.


In other label news we’re excited to be working with Virginia Creep on their debut Self-Titled EP. This is JR from Pig Destroyerr along with Chris from Tideland and other amazingly rad dudes so we can’t be more pleased to be working with these guys! Cassettes will be forthcoming and they have a show planned for Saturday August 27th in Virginia so head on out to Vienna if you’re in the area. More to come on that release soon and in the meantime check out their Facebook page for more info as they post it: Virgnina Creep Facebook

NEW ITEMS
American Football – Self-Titled – 180 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $19.99
American Football – Self-Titled EP – 180 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $19.99
Ascend / Descend – Murdock Street 12″ (Tor Johnson) $10.99
Beach Slang – Here, I Made This For You Volume 1 Cassette (Polyvinyl) $8.50
Black Heart Procession, The – One – 180 gram WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (SDRL) $29.99
Bossk – Audio Noir – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $13.99
Converge – You Fail Me Redux – BLACK WHITE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $14.99
Cursed – III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep – SILVER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $13.99
Death Index – Self-Titled – BLACK WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $13.99
Expo 70 – Exquisite Lust – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sonic Meditations) $24.99
Grief – Come To Grief Reissue – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Alone International) $24.99
Hollow Sunshine – Bible Sea 12″ (Iron Pier) $11.99
Moment – Thick And Unwieldy From All Our Layers: A Complete Discography 2×12″ (Tor Johnson) $19.99
Orthodox – Axis – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Alone International) $14.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door – BROWN COLORED VINYL 12″+DVD (Behind The Mountain) $11.99
Sumac – What One Becomes – RED COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $22.99
Wretched End, The – In These Woods, From These Mountains 12″ (Alone International) $14.99

RESTOCKS
Converge – Axe To Fall 12” *ELECTRIC BLUE AND BABY BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $11.99
City Of Caterpillar – Self-Titled 12″ $15.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door 12”+DVD *BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Behind The Mountain) $11.99
Various Artists – Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach – RECORD STORE DAY SILVER COLORED VINYL 12” – $22.99

Thanks as always for the love and support!

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Robotic Empire Launches Man Is The Bastard: Bastard Noise new release!

Hey guys. We’re so excited to announce our June 24th release which is a new album from BASTARD NOISE titled “The Honesty Shop”. Yes we know we are a day early but we are so stoked we just can’t wait! For the past 25 years, BASTARD NOISE has articulated it’s mission between the spectrum of sheer, primitive “caveman electronics” to the spectral fascination of man’s ridiculous “legend in his own mind'” status and regression through technology. With over 90 releases to date, enter the brand new full length LP by Bastard Noise titled “The Honesty Shop”. Two long form compositions at nearly 20 minutes each that were custom designed, arranged, recorded, mixed and professionally edited by Michael Rozon (“THE RED LIST”, “A CULTURE OF MONSTERS”, “SKULLDOZER” and “ROGUE ASTRONAUT” to name a few).

This time around the line-up of Bastard Noise consists of New York based sound designer/performer Anthony Saunders and founding member Eric Wood. Vast, post Armageddon landscapes riddled with extremely dynamic geography that is crystal clear in delivery and accentuated with Wood’s most brutal and extreme vocals to date. Cut by engineer master David Cheppa (NWA, GETO BOYS, BLACK FLAG, KRATWERK, etc.), “THE HONESTY SHOP” is a must have for all mutants addicted to hearing more in sound.

Packaged in a screen printed, single pocket jacket including a screen printed insert (screened by our buds at Broken Press in Seattle!) containing lyrics, this release is limited to 400 copies on clear candy colored pink vinyl, 100 of which are a deluxe version including an enamel pin and cloth patch. Cloth patch is white cloth with black ink and we have 2 color versions of the enamel pin, silver and gold. Sorry, no choice on the pin color, we will choose when packing your order.

On a personal note, I (Lindsay) just want to say that it’s been an amazing pleasure to work with and get to know Eric Wood further throughout this project. He is an amazingly talented man and a very unique individual who cares so deeply about what he creates and the world and people around him. So honored to know him and be a part of his art in this small way. Thank you Eric for the opportunity.

Well we hope everyone is as excited as we are for the new BASTARD NOISE release. Head on over to the Robotic Empire Online Store now and pick up your copy before those deluxe versions sell out!


In addition to the new June release we also have picked up the new Radiohead album along with a decent amount of their back catalog. We were lucky to be able to score the WHITE COLORED VINYL for the new Radiohead! Don’t overlook the Mary And The Small Omission cassette from Iron Pier Records please. Gorgeous sounds you need to hear, give the bandcamp link a click and check it out. Alright here’s your complete list and we’re also relisting last months update because it was killer and you need to glace through those items once again. Last month was the release of Pig Destroyer’s Painter Of Dead Girls Deluxe vinyl reissue. The colored version sold out fast but we do still have some black vinyl available, not for long though. Get some new tunes, slam us with orders, keep us busy! Folding cardboard around your happily placed orders gives us an immense amount of pleasure! Thank you for the support, you keep us going!

New Items
Man Is The Bastard: Bastard Noise – The Honesty Shop 12″ – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Man Is The Bastard: Bastard Noise – The Honesty Shop 12″ – DELUXE VERSION PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $16.99
Mary And The Small Omission – The Effects Are Cumulative Cassette (Iron Pier) $6.50
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool – 180 Gram WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×10″ (XL) $29.99
Radiohead – Amnesiac 2×12″ (XL) $23.99
Radiohead – Hail To The Thief 12″ (XL) $26.99
Radiohead – In Rainbows 12″ (XL) $24.99
Radiohead – Kid A 2×10″ (XL) $23.99
Radiohead – OK Computer 2×12″ (XL) $26.99

MAY NEW ITEMS
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls 12″ (ATO) $14.99
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (ATO) $19.99
Baroness – Red – HOT PINK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $24.99
Black Keys, The – The Big Come Up 12″ (Alive) $18.99
Black Tusk – Pillars Of Ash 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Blonde Redhead – 23 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Blonde Redhead – Misery Is A Butterfly 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Body, The / Full of Hell – One Day You Will Ache – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ Self Released 18.99
Bongzilla – Stash 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter 12″ (ATO) $14.99
Charles Bradley – Changes 12″ (Daptone) $18.99
Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming 12″ (Daptone) $18.99
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love 12″ (Daptone) $18.99
Dark Circles / Abstracter – Split 12″ Halo Of Flies 9.99
Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Dillinger Escape Plan – Under The Running Board – BRONZE BLACK COLORED VINYL 10″ (Relapse) $15.99
Graves At Sea – The Curse That Is 12″ (Relapse) $24.99
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes 12″ (ATO) $14.99
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity 12″ (ATO) $14.99
Magrudergrind – II – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Mutant Scum – Field Recordings Cassette Handstand 4.99
Nothing – Guilty Of Everything 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Nothing – Tired Of Tomorrow 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Pig Destroyer – Painter of Dead Girls Deluxe Reissue 12” – BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Pig Destroyer – Mass & Volume 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Pig Destroyer – Phantom Limb – GREEN PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Pyramido – Vatten 2×12″ Halo Of Flies 24.99
Ratatat – Classics 12″ (XL) $18.99
Ratatat – LP4 12″ (XL) $18.99
Ratatat – Magnifique 12″ (XL) $18.99
Ratatat – Ratatat 12″ (XL) $18.99
Red House Painters – Red House Painters II (Bridge) 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Red House Painters – Down Colorful Hill 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Red House Painters – Ocean Beach/Shock Me 2×12″ (4AD) $24.99
Red House Painters – Red House Painters I (Rollercoaster) 2×12″ (4AD) $24.99
Rorcal – Creon 12″ Halo Of Flies 9.99
Savages – Adore Life 12″ (Matador) $18.99
Savages – Silence Yourself 12″ (Matador) $18.99
Scout Niblett – It’s Up To Emma 12″ (Drag City) $18.99
Scout Niblett – The Calcination Of Scout Niblett 12″ (Drag City) $18.99
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Naturally 12″ (Daptone) $18.99
Torche – Restarter – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Windhand – Grief’s Infernal Flower – ELECTRIC BLUE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $24.99
Wrong – Self-Titled 12″ (Relapse) $15.99

MAY RESTOCKS
Baroness – Blue *GOLD COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Baroness – Live At Maida Vale BBC *GOLD COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Baroness – Yellow & Green *YELLOW COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Catalyst, The – Voyager *ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99
Windhand – Soma *BRONZE COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Yautja – Songs of Descent *VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99
Yautja – Songs of Lament *COLORED VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99

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Robotic Empire Launches Pig Destroyer Deluxe Reissue 12″


Alright everyone, we are stoked to announce the deluxe reissue of Virginia grind outfit Pig Destroyer‘s “Painter of Dead Girls” collection album, fully remastered and expanded with additional audio, additional artwork, archival photos and long-lost lyrics. Showcasing the band at their most primal (as a then-bassless power trio) these recordings capture the varied sounds of an envelope-pushing, borderline feral outfit. The release is officially out May 20th and we’re accepting pre-orders in the Robotic Empire Online Store Pig Destroyer Pre-Orders

In the leadup to this deluxe reissue, a largely unheard yet definitive version of their late-90s demo-era track ‘Delusional Supremacy’ is now streaming via Noisey:

Noisey Stream

With a sonically massive rendering, ‘Delusional Supremacy 2K’ was previously found only on an obscure early-00’s sampler, unavailable widespread until now. This blistering PxDx deep cut is finally given proper attention, and is unlocked within the “Painter of Dead Girls (Deluxe Edition)” digital pre-orders, as well as streaming as a standalone single via Spotify:

iTunes – iTunes

Bandcamp – Bandcamp

Spotify – Spotify

Finally available again on vinyl after over a decade of unavailability, the first half of this collection was initially tracked as an equipment burn-in test during the millineal year leading up to Pig Destroyer self-recording their seminal “Prowler In The Yard” full-length. The secondary bulk of the material initially yielded their most sonically powerful recordings at the time, put to tape in the late 1990’s at Oblivion Studios (pg.99, Enemy Soil, etc).

Rounding out this expanded edition of “Painter of Dead Girls” is a raw mosh basement live recording of ‘Rejection Fetish’, along with a truly bludgeoning cover of Helmet‘s ‘In The Meantime’ complimenting the existing Dwarves and Stooges covers. With 19 blistering tracks in total all meticulously remastered by James Plotkin, this key piece of the Pig Destroyer catalog looks and sounds better than ever.

The original album artwork by Chris Taylor has been extended into a beautiful gatefold jacket with added metallic silver highlights. Newly created extra artwork adornes the interior, along with recently unearthed lyrics to all the PxDx songs found on “Painter of Dead Girls”, printed in full for the first time ever. A double-sided photo collage innersleeve houses the vinyl, containing classic photos from the era surrounding these recordings. The digital download versions includes a PDF booklet of these elements.

The vinyl version includes a full digital download of the album, and Pig Destroyer‘s classic “Painter of Dead Girls” collection is finally done justice on this deluxe edition release. Head on over to the Robotic Empire Online Store and check out the colored vinyl version and grab one up, they’re going fast! Black vinyl also available. Order Here!


Last month also saw the release of our third and final Nirvana Tribute album, “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach”. We still have a handful of copies left in both clear and white colored vinyl but they are getting low and once these are gone they are gone for good. Here’s the link, add one to your cart! Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach


Hollow Sunshine Deluxe Cassettes are still available! This bundle includes the brand new 4 song cassette EP from the band showcasing artwork by Reuban Sawyer, an enamel pin and cloth screen printed patch. Great deal for $9.99, give it a glance – Hollow Sunshine Deluxe Cassette Release

Now on to a MASSIVE distro update for this month. Maybe you noticed back in April we brought in some odd ball releases, non typical for the Robo distro but we want to keep filling up our shelves with some various other genres, especially some blues rock and folk. If you’re unfamiliar with a lot of these artists we highly urge you to click on the item and give a listen to the sound samples we offer on each and every item page. The Alabama Shakes are a band we just can’t get enough of and are super stoked to be carrying in the online store. This is some serious summer music, blues & soul blended nicely with some 70’s rock. We’ve got both their albums available now and they are a great match to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings which is another artist we brought in last month and again now, with their most popular album, “Naturally”.

Constantly rotating on our turntable at the moment is Charles Bradley, this guy is exactly what folks are saying, a gutsy soul singer reminiscent of the 60’s. Gutsy being the perfect description to his sound, we get chills listening and our favorite album is probably “No Time For Dreaming”. Again, sound samples available, please take a second and check out his sound. He even covers Neil Young, Nirvana, and Black Sabbath….Come on!!

I’m sure we don’t have to introduce Blonde Redhead or The Red House Painters. Some great albums from those bands we’re happy to have available for you to purchase from our online shop now! Years ago in Ohio, Lindsay had the opportunity to see Jason Molina play and a lovely woman named Scout Niblett was touring with him at the time. This chick is amazing, has quite a few albums out and we’re carrying two of our favorites in hopes you guys will give them a spin. Again, if it helps you choose, personal album favorite would be “The Calcination Of Scout Niblett”. In the folky category there’s Brandi Carlile and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Americana and folky melancholy, good music all around and at a good price so easy to take a chance on. The Savages have been getting a lot of press lately and we wanted to offer those albums in the shop too, new King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and lots of Ratatat music to pick from!

Mega Relapse Records stock up. Baroness, Bongzilla, Dillinger Escape Plan, Magrudergrind, Nothing, Pig Destroyer, new new WRONG 12″. Lots, lots, lots. This is update is getting wordy, read over the full listing below

NEW ITEMS
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls 12″ (ATO) $14.99
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (ATO) $19.99
Baroness – Red – HOT PINK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $24.99
Black Keys, The – The Big Come Up 12″ (Alive) $18.99
Black Tusk – Pillars Of Ash 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Blonde Redhead – 23 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Blonde Redhead – Misery Is A Butterfly 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Bongzilla – Stash 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter 12″ (ATO) $14.99
Charles Bradley – Changes 12″ (Daptone) $18.99
Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming 12″ (Daptone) $18.99
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love 12″ (Daptone) $18.99
Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Dillinger Escape Plan – Under The Running Board – BRONZE BLACK COLORED VINYL 10″ (Relapse) $15.99
Graves At Sea – The Curse That Is 12″ (Relapse) $24.99
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes 12″ (ATO) $14.99
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity 12″ (ATO) $14.99
Magrudergrind – II – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Nothing – Guilty Of Everything 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Nothing – Tired Of Tomorrow 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Pig Destroyer – Painter of Dead Girls Deluxe Reissue 12” – PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Pig Destroyer – Painter of Dead Girls Deluxe Reissue 12” – BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Pig Destroyer – Mass & Volume 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Pig Destroyer – Phantom Limb – GREEN PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Ratatat – Classics 12″ (XL) $18.99
Ratatat – LP4 12″ (XL) $18.99
Ratatat – Magnifique 12″ (XL) $18.99
Ratatat – Ratatat 12″ (XL) $18.99
Red House Painters – Red House Painters II (Bridge) 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Red House Painters – Down Colorful Hill 12″ (4AD) $18.99
Red House Painters – Ocean Beach/Shock Me 2×12″ (4AD) $24.99
Red House Painters – Red House Painters I (Rollercoaster) 2×12″ (4AD) $24.99
Savages – Adore Life 12″ (Matador) $18.99
Savages – Silence Yourself 12″ (Matador) $18.99
Scout Niblett – It’s Up To Emma 12″ (Drag City) $18.99
Scout Niblett – The Calcination Of Scout Niblett 12″ (Drag City) $18.99
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Naturally 12″ (Daptone) $18.99
Torche – Restarter – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) $15.99
Windhand – Grief’s Infernal Flower – ELECTRIC BLUE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $24.99
Wrong – Self-Titled 12″ (Relapse) $15.99

RESTOCKS
Baroness – Blue *GOLD COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Baroness – Live At Maida Vale BBC *GOLD COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Baroness – Yellow & Green *YELLOW COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Catalyst, The – Voyager *ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99
Windhand – Soma *BRONZE COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Yautja – Songs of Descent *VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99
Yautja – Songs of Lament *COLORED VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99

Thanks so much for reading and thanks so much for all your support and kind words! We love hearing from you when you place your orders, leave us fun notes to read as we pack, pack, pack, pack those orders! Have a great rest of May!

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