PG.99 and THOU both played Washington, DC this past weekend… DURING the middle of hurricane Irene! NPR was awesomely on hand and recorded the show!
* PG.99 streaming audio @ NPR
* THOU streaming audio @ NPR
A true road warrior named Alec travelled from Maine(!) for the event too, and took some gnarly close-up footage of the bands as well. More to surface, but here’s THOU covering NIRVANA (at the 2minute mark):
Last related news for now: longtime likeminded weirdo Ryan Hex is still going strong with his Hex Records / Hanging Like a Hex thing… stoked he’s still writing righteous reviews after all these years. Anyway, he just dropped some science on THOU‘s new The Archer & The Owle megeEP including this tasty tidbit:
“Thou keeps their massive sludge experiments interesting, rocking, and most of all, heavy as Marty McFly’s opinion of time travel. It’s like Eyehategod with extra brains and just as much spite, and some cool, twisted melody to top it all off. They probably gave this away for free online already anyway, but the vinyl looks pretty cool and I think they even made a run of cassettes for this release if you’re into 80’s technology.”
* Read the whole thing here, its great and there’s plenty of other well written reviews too. No universal praise either, dawg keeps it real!
Beyond that, we’re steadily selling the new releases (and reiusse) from both bands, so check em out if you haven’t already:
* PG.99 stuff @ Robotic Empire’s Online Store
* THOU stuff @ Robotic Empire’s Online Store
Its been a long time since we did one of these (4 years, in fact) and while we’ve intentionally dropped the ball on promotion a bit over the past few years, thankfully we are still able to deliver almost an hour of weird new music for all you freaks, absolutely FREE.
No, we haven’t gone “crunk core” (thank jah), we are just so psyched to see LIL JON rocking a new THOU shirt that we had to make an ode to him with this free sampler.
18 tracks, 52 minutes, 101 megabytes for your cranium to comprehend. Free (of course), cause we love you (of course). Lots of choice cuts, plus some unreleased and/or exclusive new jammers, if you’re into that sorta thing. Check that shit, SON:
* Download Robotic Empire + Mirror Universe – Free Sampler 2k10 via MediaFire
* Download Robotic Empire + Mirror Universe – Free Sampler 2k10 via RapidShare
* Download Robotic Empire + Mirror Universe – Free Sampler 2k10 via SendSpace
The tracklist includes:
1.) BAD SECRETS – Go and Leave
2.) NEON BASTARD – Steven Tyler
3.) FLOOR – Downed Star
4.) VANESSA VAN BASTEN – Fuck the Best, Take the Rest (teaser)
5.) TIDELAND – Braindead on the Interstate
6.) YOUNG WIDOWS – Lucky and Hardheaded (live)
7.) CAPSULE – Just Three Lines
8.) DIAL – Sweating
9.) HEWHOCORRUPTS – Sell em All (MIDI)
10.) THOU – By Every Hand Betrayed
11.) BATTLEMASTER – Death is a Warm Cube
12.) MEDUSA – Mediatrix
13.) EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE – Nil or the Nile
14.) FLOOR – On the Money
15.) ENEMY SOIL – My Religion
16.) INTER ARMA – 2000 Years
17.) TIDELAND – Crash
18.) VANESSA VAN BASTEN – Domio ’95
There is a whole lot more details about each song and all that good stuff over at the Robotic Obscurities blog, or just use the download links above if you don’t care about what Robo catalog number this bullshit is from. Word.