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PYGMY LUSH fall tour dates (Oct/Nov, east coast)


PYGMYLUSH is hitting the road to The Fest and back (plus a lil some some). Just east coast style this time, but here ya go:

10/25-Blacksburg, VA-130 Jackson w/ Circle Takes The Square, Regents
10/26-Greensboro, NC-Glenwood Coffee w/ Circle Takes The Square, Systems
10/27-Birmingham, AL-Spring St Firehouse w/ Coliseum, Regents
10/28-New Orleans, LA-Big Top w/ Leaving, Habitat
10/29-Tallahassee, FL-Farside w/ Salt Altars
10/30-Gainesville, FL-The Fest/The Atlantic w/ Ampere, Punch, The Catalyst, Pianos Become The Teeth
10/31-Atlanta, GA-Wonderroot w/ Loma Prieta, The Catalyst
11/1-Richmond, VA-Gallery 5 w/ Screaming Females, Big Eyes
11/2-Baltimore, MD-Golden West w/ Ladypiss
11/3-Rochester, NY-Montys Crown w/ Like Wolves
11/4-Boston, MA-Democracy Center w/ Ampere
11/5-NYC, NY-Death By Audio w/ Ghastly City Sleep, Ancient Sky

“Here’s the final routing and info for the east coast Fall tour….
No other touring plans… until Spring 2012… European Tour… info TBA….”

New releases from PG.99 and THOU + shirt and vinyl sales, new items and more!!

Sometimes it can be difficult to write about dudes you’ve spent important formative years with, witnessing them grow from teenage punx into skilled musicians and incredible songwriters. Our longtime brothers from Sterling, Virginia are just that though… so with a nostalgic heart we present the latest Robotic Empire update.


PG.99 is the first band we ever did a release with, back in the very beginning Robodog days at the end of the last century. Its pretty crazy that over 12 years later, here we are again still talking about the same band… but they seemed incredible to us back then and still remain so today. From their first demo material to the final recordings five years later, it was amazing to watch this band evolve into the formidable force they became. Its appropriate then that Robotic Empire presents the long-overdue vinyl issuing of PAGENINETYNINE‘s Singles collection album.


Eighteen tracks spanning their existence have been pressed into one stellar LP. Originally released on CD by (the now-defunct?) Reptilian Records, this collection compiles PG.99‘s widespread non-album material. It includes the stuff from their splits with CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE, CITY OF CATERPILLAR, ENEMY SOIL, PROCESS IS DEAD and REACTOR NO. 7 along with other short-run compilation, EP and demo tracks.

Most PAGENINETYNINE fans have a favorite album, but in some ways Singles may be a better overall representation of the band. Each of their three full-lengths (and split longplayer with MAJORITY RULE) are excellent individual documents in their progression, but Singles manages to show it all: their humble beginnings to furious midpoint and experimental end. From the original demo tape to final split EP release, the wild ride of PG.99‘s various creations are clearly displayed on Singles, showing a band that evolved more in their prolific five years than one could really deem reasonable.

Finely mastered by James Plotkin for a much warmer and fuller sound not heard on the original releases, this 12″ has been packaged in a printed innersleeve (with an excellent eulogy by JR Hayes of PIG DESTROYER) and a silk-screened fold-over cover (printed by Broken Press, ala document #8click here for a bigger version of the above photospread). 1000 copies have been pressed: 200 on green, 200 on blue and 600 on black vinyl.

PG.99 – Singles by Robotic Empire

** THIS IS TECHNICALLY A PRE-ORDER as it officially has an August 2nd “street date”, although we’ve been given the go-ahead to start shipping out pre-orders within a week or two from now. However, everything for this release is now finished and in house already.. so you can order this NOW in the Robotic Empire – Online Store and we will ship out all orders as promptly as possible! **


Closely related is the latest pressing of PG.99‘s landmark document #8 album. Considered by many to be their definitive album, its easily the one with the most vision. Originally recorded throughout one hectic weekend in the winter of 2001, document #8 was re-mixed a few years later by band members and engineer Kurt Ballou. Since this recording those guys have forged a relationship that continues throughout each PYGMY LUSH recording (also accomplished at Kurt’s Godcity studios) and the results speak for themselves. Blistering songs dripping with spirit and passion, document #8 is arguably PG.99‘s magnum opus. Also housed in a silkscreen jacket, this one comes with a large 16-page booklet of lyrics/artwork/photos/etc (click here for a bigger version of the above photospread). 1000 more copies of this LP have been pressed: 200 on red, 200 on white and 600 on black vinyl.

Both of these releases are timed to correspond with PAGENINETYNINE‘s reunion at this year’s Best Friends Day festival in Richmond, Virginia. Friday, August 19th will see them play alongside CONVERGE, STRIKE ANYWHERE, CAPSULE and more at the Canal Club in RVA. Their plan is to perform the document #8 album in full, along with other material spanning their history. Its definitely not something to miss, as PG.99 hasn’t played live in over eight years. More information on the (massively fun) Best Friends Day event can be found here: http://www.bestfriendsdayrva.com

In a new addition to the Best Friends Day performance, PAGENINETYNINE will also play a bit closer to home at the Black Cat in Washington, DC the following weekend on Saturday, August 27th. Appropriately, THOU will be opening up that show… PG.99 + THOU for $10 = pretty hard to beat! More info on that over at the Black Cat website.

Both of those LPs, along with some celebratory-discounted PG.99 t-shirts (and the many members’ other bands’ records) can be found in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Punk Rock In The Wrong Hands by PG.99


Related in core fundamentals is a lengthy new release from Louisiana’s THOU. Longtime friends of the aforementioned Virginians, THOU is cut from a very similar cloth wherein a DIY mentality is the backbone to extreme(ly) heavy music. The sonic results may vary from PG.99, but THOU‘s rock-solid work ethic, relentless touring and absurdly prolific release schedule now rivals (and possibly exceeds) their Sterling, VA contemporaries. Its also been a great pleasure to work with these maniacs in the past, thus we’re honored to present their new 12″ to you today.


Recorded throughout the turn of the decade, THOU deliver another potent 40 minutes of triumphant doom-laden sludge fury on The Archer & The Owle. Atypical heavyness to say the least, the ultra-crushing sound THOU has become known for is subtly enhanced by unique elements ala piano, atmospheric noise, horns, double bass and several re-envisioned cover songs for keen ears to decipher. Along with otherwise unreleased Summit-era material, this lengthy “megaEP” also (appropriately) contains THOU‘s original half of the now postponed co-release with PYGMY LUSH, oddly inspiring the band to then cover two tracks by their collaborators’ latest work.

Its all spice added to the overall stunning effect of a truly visionary band; intelligent commentary atop six massive tracks of absolutely bludgeoning music. Presented on color vinyl housed in a beautiful spot-glossed “tip-on” classic style heavyweight gatefold LP jacket, this is yet another brick in THOU‘s ever-strengthening wall of spite and menace. All mailorder copies of The Archer & The Owle vinyl include a canvas patch exclusive to the label and band copies. 2000 copies of this “megaEP” have been pressed: 500 on opaque gray (mailorder/band only) and 1500 on translucent clear. This and much of THOU‘s vast back-catalog (plus a few t-shirt designs) can be found now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Voices in the Wilderness by THOU

** As above with PG.99‘s Singles 12″, THIS IS TECHNICALLY A PRE-ORDER as it officially has an August 2nd “street date”, although we’ve been given the go-ahead to start shipping out pre-orders within a week or two from now. However, everything for this release is en route to us… so you can order this NOW in the Robotic Empire – Online Store and we will ship out all orders as promptly as possible! **


In addition to the vinyl version of this behemoth, we’ve teamed up with our brothers at Sweat Lodge Guru (who are also responsible for the awesome OMGvinyl) to unleash the cassette version of this “megaEP”.

300 copies of the pro-tape version have been made, which comes in an unreal two-color letterpress double-sided, mulit-panel j-card (click here for a bigger version of the above photospread). Pretty darn impressive for 6 bucks, this is available NOW in the Robotic Empire – Online Store as well as from Sweat Lodge Guru.

In addition to these new releases (and re-press) we’ve got a fairly significant RoboSale going on at the moment. Hot on the heels of our insane “fire sale” discounts throughout May and June, we’re now offering a slew of Robotic Empire released vinyl and t-shirts at some stupid discounts… only until the end of July though. The vinyl is a widespread slew of Robo (and related) releases, and the shirts are mostly discounted in related celebration of PG.99‘s burst of activity! Here’s the list:

VINYL: (this sale applies to all colors we have in stock)
* Cannabis Corpse – Tube Of The Resinated 12″ = $9.99
* Capsule – Blue 12+CD = $8.99
* Employer, Employee – Discography 12″ = $9.99
* Floor – Below & Beyond (Deluxe 10xLP, 1×7″, 8xCD, 32-page booklet) = $239.99
* Ghastly City Sleep – Self-Titled 12″ = $7.99
* Gods & Queens – Untitled (debut) 12″+CD = $11.99
* Inter Arma – Sundown 12″ (Mirror Universe release) = $7.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2xLP (vinyl+printed sleeves only, no gatefold jacket) = $9.99
* Pygmy Lush – Bitter River 12″ = $8.99
* Red Sparowes – At The Soundless Dawn 2×12″ = $15.99
* Red Sparowes – Every Red Heart… 2×12″ = $15.99
* Ultra Dolphins – Mar 12″ = $7.99
* Ultra Dolphins – Why Are You Laugh 12″ = $7.99
* Verse En Coma – Self-Titled 10″+CD = $9.99
* Young Widows – Live 12″ (180g) = $9.99

T-SHIRTS: (this sale applies to all sizes we have in stock)
* Pageninetynine – Cow = $9.99
* Pageninetynine – Family = $9.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl With Heart = $11.99
* Pageninetynine – Goth Girl = $9.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl = $11.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man on the Moon = $10.99
* Pygmy Lush – Donkey = $10.99
* Pygmy Lush – Cold World = $10.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope (black) = $10.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope (white) = $10.99

All of the above discounted stuff can be found now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store. This is all in an effort to clear some space, as along with the new releases above we also recently re-pressed some essential TORCHE albums (highlighted in the last update). What this all amounts to is a real premium for space at the lil’ ol’ RoboHQ so thus, the sales continue. However, this is likely to be our last large-scale discounting for a while, but nonetheless there’s some good deals to be had. Along with the above items, over 275+ others have various sales attached to them as well.

Beyond all the new Robo label activity, we’ve actually gotten in very few new stuff/restocks lately (for a change), only a couple items really… so we’re posting those along with the last update’s stuff.

NEW ITEMS: (from this update)
* Obliteration – Nekropsalms 12″ (Forcefield) – $9.99
* Pageninetynine – Singles – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Pageninetynine – Singles – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Pageninetynine – Singles – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Thou – The Archer & The Owle – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Thou – The Archer & The Owle – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Thou – The Archer & The Owle Cassette (Robotic Empire / Sweat Lodge Guru) – $5.99
* Thou / Moloch – Tears That Soak A Callous Heart Cassette (Perpetual Motion Machine) – $4.99

RESTOCKS: (from this update)
* Cannabis Corpse – Blunted At Birth CD (Forcefield) – $9.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Tube of the Resinated CD (Forcefield) – $9.99
* Cough – Sigillum Luciferi CD (Forcefield) – $9.99
* Cough / The Wounded Kings – An Introduction To The Black Arts 12″ VINYL (Forcefield) – $9.99
* Pageninetynine – Document #8 – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Pageninetynine – Document #8 – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Pageninetynine – Document #8 – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″(Robotic Empire) – $11.99

NEW ITEMS: (from last update)
* Annihilation Time – II – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Tank Crimes) – $11.99
* ANS / Ramming Speed – Split 12″ (Tank Crimes) – $9.99
* Austrasian Goat, The / Hollow Sunshine – Split 12″ (Vendetta) – $14.99
* Big Eyes – Self-Titled Cassette (Tank Crimes) – $4.99
* Black Tusk – The Fallen Kingdom – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Hyperrealist) – $14.99
* Black Tusk – The Fallen Kingdom – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hyperrealist) – $14.99
* Capsule – No Ghost – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Rorschach) – $12.99
* Church Of Misery – Volume 1 12″+7″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Danse Macabre – Einerseits Andererseits 10″ (React With Protest) – $9.99
* Dead To A Dying World – Self-Titled – GREEN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Tofu Carnage) – $26.99
* Dolcim – We Carry The Fire 12″ (React With Protest) – $10.99
* Electro Quarterstaff – Aykroyd 12″ (War On Music) – $11.99
* Eyehategod – Dopesick – BLACK COVER VERSION VINYL 2×12″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Eyehategod – Dopesick – WHITE COVER VERSION VINYL 2×12″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Eyehategod – In The Name Of Suffering 2×12″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Eyehategod – Take As Needed For Pain 2×12″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Fell Voices – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) – $13.99
* Fleshpress – Rebuild / Crumble 12″ (Throne) – $14.99
* Fleshpress – No Return 12″ (Throne) – $14.99
* For Want Of – Self-Titled 7″ (Resuscitate) – $4.99
* Gehenna – Malice – RED ORANGE COLORED VINYL 3×12″ (Dark Symphonies) – $54.99
* Her Breath On Glass – We Aimed Straight Down – RED BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (IFB) – $9.99
* Kicking Spit – Psychrockbullsh!t – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Tank Crimes) – $9.99
* Ludicra – The Tenant 2×12″ (Throne) – $29.99
* Pygmy Lush – Old Friends – BLACK IMPORT VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Old Friends – RED COLORED IMPORT VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $14.99
* Resurrectionists / Battle Of Wolf 359 – Split 10″ (React With Protest) – $10.99
* Suma / Unearthly Trance – Collaboration 12″ (Throne) – $19.99
* Torche – Self-Titled Reissue – RASTA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – CUBAN FLAG COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – ORANGE BLOB COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – TAINTED SILVER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – YOLK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Velnias – Sovereign Nocturnal 12″ (Vendetta) – $9.99

RESTOCKS: (from last update)
* Arktika – At Zero 2×12″ – COLORED VINYL (Narsharda) – $19.99
* Arktika – Heartwrencher 12″ – GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Narshardaa) – $12.99
* Cannabis Corpse – The Weeding 12″ – ORANGEL COLORED VINYL (Tank Crimes) – $9.99
* Comadre – Wolf Ticket 12″ (Adagio 830) – $14.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Eat Death) – $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Eat Death) – $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Eat Death) – $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Eat Death) – $11.99
* Giants – Old Stories 12″ – SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Cavity) – $9.99
* Mewithoutyou – AB Life 12″ – BROWN COLORED VINYL (Gilead) – $14.99
* Mewithoutyou – Catch For Us the Foxes 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Gilead) – $14.99
* Omega Massif / Mount Logan – Split 12″ – CLOUD GREY VINYL (Vendetta) – $10.99
* Salome – Self-Titled 12″ (Vendetta) – $12.99
* Stirling Says – Balboa 12″ (Adagio) – $9.99
* Thou / Human Intruder – Split 7″ (Dead Earth) – $5.99
* Titan – Colossus 12″ (React With Protest) – $12.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – [DELUXE JACKET] BLACK VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $19.99

WOW. Yeah, if we haven’t been busy enough lately… lets keep the crazy going! Please hit up the Robotic Empire – Online Store and pick something up if you can. We’ve gone kinda nutzo on vinyl lately and could use some help getting it outta here. Big ups!

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New PYGMY LUSH releases & merch galore, FLOOR repress and LOTS of new items & restocks!!


Its crazy to think we’re rounding the bend on TWELVE years of Robo-label activity, but our first release (the PG.99 / REACTOR NO. 7 split 7″) dropped in April of 1999. It suffices to say, this label wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for the Taylor brothers, their friends, and all the bands they’ve been a part of over the years. There’s something in the water in Sterling, Virginia and we feel genuinely honored to have been a small element of these dudes’ musical output over the (many) years.


Now that their current/most active band PYGMY LUSH is thankfully touring again, we decided to help stack out our old friends’ merch table with a plethora of goods to peddle. As a result we now have the same items available in our Online Store, although we officially and fully encourage you to pick up stuff direct from the band on tour with DES ARK whenever possible.

The goods we’ve stocked them with this time include a re-press of their first album, Bitter River, on cassette along with two more tapes: the fantastic split with TURBOSLUT (originally released on LP by Exotic Fever) and a new two-song “cassingle” on Cold World / Guilt, two super mellow cuts that didn’t quite fit on their new album Old Friends (released on Lovitt, who’s also issuing a 2-song 7″ of the cassingle songs). Soul-crushingly good tunes here.


Along with all that, they/we’ve got stickers, oversized buttons (1.5″), patches galore and a plethora of t-shirts both new and old. We’re trying out bundle packs for the first time too, so you can either get the individual tapes separately, all together and we’ll throw in a sizable pile of merch (buttons+patch+sticker), or you can just grab a merch bundle on its own. Three new t-shirts were printed too, the “Cold World” image expanded, plus white and black versions of the “Mount Hope” Ashburn House album design. We kinda went bonkers here, but it is a pretty lengthy tour too! If you’re not gonna see them, or foolishly spend all your cash on booze or something, check out the Robotic Empire – Online Store to pick up some of this awesome stuff.


Another band we’re EXTREMELY happy to announce is hitting the road is FLOOR!! Inspired by their reunion shows last year, the reignited trio is legitimately touring for the first time in like 9 years or so! Intense!!


In order to make sure they’ve got substantial music to sell (and since we’re getting down to the last copies of the deluxe vinyl box set discography), we re-pressed the 8xCD standalone edition of their expansive Below & Beyond discography! Ideally you’ll pick this up direct from the band on tour, but if not you can grab it now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store. This mamma jamma includes all 99(!) songs spread across 8 discs and includes the massive 32-page 12″x12″ booklet with hella photos, lyrics, back-story….everything. We just re-upped on the awesome Sight & Seen FLOOR 2xDVD too! Czech it out in the Robotic Empire – Online Store if you can’t catch them live.


In further “touring band news”, MAGRUDERGRIND is playing shows in various parts of the world this year, and they just sent us a stack of their FREE Crusher 10″ released by Scion(WTF). Yep, debate it any way ya want… regardless, we’re giving away copies of this appropriately monikered EP to folks who order the new “Facemelter” t-shirt we printed up last month. Totally badass 4-color design with all kinda trippy junx going on, this is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store. FREE 10″ included until we run out of em…. word!

We also have a pretty stacked distro update with over 30 new items and 50+ restocks. New stuff from AKIMBO (latest album finally imported on vinyl, with CD), AMATEUR PARTY (featuring Atom!), HEIRS new one along with other Denovali elaborateness, INTEGRITY and other A389 bludgeoners, PYGMY LUSH GALORE, SINE NOMINE back from the grave with a self released CD, Init stuff and more.

Restocks include the bulk of the remaining Shock Value catalog (ED GEIN, JOSHUA FIT FOR BATTLE, etc), BLACK TUSK and COUGH bangers from Relapse (vinyl for both blew out last time), CELESTE 2xLPs and other awesome imports, FLOOR essentials, DAITRO 10″s, KIDCRASH, MELT BANANA and other killer Init releases, mo’ bruisers from A389, two favorite PG99 and PYGMYLUSH shirts re-printed, ROSETTA, PULLING TEETH, TOWERS, ULTRA DOLPHINS and a bunch more! Here’re the full lists:

NEW ITEMS:
* Akimbo – Jersey Shores – COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (Red Cobalt Industries) $21.99
* Amateur Party – Truncheons in the Manor 12″ (Rorschach) $11.99
* Austrasian Goat, The – Stains Of Resignation 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Buyer’s Remorse – Thorough Analysis – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7″ (Commodity Fetish) $4.99
* Heirs – Fowl 12″ (Denovali) $4.99
* Her Name Is Calla – Long Grass 10″+CD (Denovali) $14.99
* Integrity / Creepout – Split – COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Iroha – Self-Titled 2×12″ (Denovali) $19.99
* Mighty Sphincter – Resurrection – COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Northless – Clandestine Abuse – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Halo Of Flies) $19.99
* Pygmy Lush / Turboslut – Split Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Pygmy Lush – Bitter River (repress) Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Pygmy Lush – Cold World / Guilt Cassette (Robotic Empire) $3.99
* Pygmy Lush – Cold World – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Cold World – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Cold World – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Cold World – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Cold World – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Cold World – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope [BLACK] – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope [BLACK] – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope [BLACK] – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope [BLACK] – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope [WHITE] – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope [WHITE] – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope [WHITE] – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope [WHITE] – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mucho Merch (Buttons+Patch+Sticker) Bundle (Robotic Empire) $2.99
* Pygmy Lush – Triple Cassette + Mucho Merch Bundle (Robotic Empire) $13.99
* Roses Never Fade – Fade To Black 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Seven Sisters Of Sleep – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Sine Nomine – Self-Titled CD (Self Released) $7.99
* Sugartown Cabaret – Beyond Foams CD (Init) $7.99

RESTOCKS:
* Assailant, The – Nurse 7″ – PICTURE DISC (Init) $5.99
* Black Tusk – Taste The Sin 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Relapse) $9.99
* Blueneck – Scars Of The Midwest 12″ (Denovali) $9.99
* Caught In The Fall – Self-Titled 11″ – COLORED VINYL (Shock Value) $7.99
* Celeste – Morte(s) Nee(s) 2×12″ – BLACK WITH SCREENPRINT VINYL (Denovali) $24.99
* Celeste – Morte(s) Nee(s) 2×12″ – CLEAR WITH HAZE COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $24.99
* Cough – Ritual Abuse 2×12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Relapse) $19.99
* Crevecoeur – #1+#2 2×12″ – WHITE PINK COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $23.99
* Daitro – Cendresdes Cendres, Je Me Consume 10″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $15.99
* Ed Gein – It’s A Shame… 12″ – BLUE GREEN SPLATTER VINYL (Shock Value) $12.99
* Ed Gein – It’s A Shame… 12″ – GREY BROWN COLORED VINYL (Shock Value) $12.99
* Ed Gein – It’s A Shame… 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Shock Value) $12.99
* Ed Gein – Judas Goats and Dieseleaters 12″ – BROWN/CLEAR VINYL (HexRecords) $9.99
* Ed Gein – Judas Goats and Dieseleaters 12″ – RED/CLEAR VINYL (HexRecords) $9.99
* Floor – Below & Beyond 8xCD Set (Robotic Empire) $39.99
* Floor – Sight & Seen Live 2xDVD (Chunklet) $19.99
* Gray Ghost – Succubus 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Heirs – Alchera 12″ (Denovali) $15.99
* Integrity – To Die For 10″ (A389) $11.99
* Joshua Fit For Battle – To Bring Our Own End 12″ – GOLD COLORED VINYL (Shock Value) $12.99
* Joshua Fit For Battle – To Bring Our Own End 12″ – WHITE YELLOW (Shock Value) $11.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Init) $14.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks 12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Init) $14.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks CD (Init) $8.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 7″ (Init) $5.99
* My Disco – Paradise 12″ (Fruits & Vegetables) $10.99
* Oak – II 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pulling Teeth / Shin To Shin – Split 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Pygmy Lush – Bitter River (repress) Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Ringworm – The Promise 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Rosetta – The Galilean Satellites Disc 1 2×12″ – BLACK VINYL (E-Vinyl) $19.99
* Rosetta – The Galilean Satellites Disc 2 2×12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (E-Vinyl) $19.99
* Rot In Hell – Hallways Of The Always 12″ – BLACK AND WHITE COLORED VINYL (A389) $10.99
* Seraphim – Self-Titled 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Towers – Full Circle 12″ (Init) $11.99
* Towers – Full Circle CD (Init) $8.99
* Ultra Dolphins – Alien Baby 12″ – GLOW IN THE DARK COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $11.99

YES! This turned into a pretty damn big update, even after the last insanely MASSIVE one less than a month ago! Thanks for checking out this stuff, and/or going to see our friends on tour! Peeaace,

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PYGMY LUSH is on tour: GO SEE THEM! +new cassettes n’ junx


PYGMY LUSH just hit the road… go see one of our favorite current bands live!

March 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City
March 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Beaumont Warehouse
March 6 – Purchace, NY @ Whitsons Hall
March 8 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Hey Girl
March 9 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Antlers & Little Gold
March 10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight w/ Bellafea
March 11 – Columbia, SC @ Hunter Gatherer
March 12 – Asheville, NC @ Broadways
March 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Warehouse 8B
March 14 – Tallahassee, FL @ Farside
March 15 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Gallery
March 16 – Gainesville, FL @ Wayward Council
March 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
March 18 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
March 19 – Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Fire House
March 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Euclid Records w/ Thou & Lovey Dovies
March 21 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Perkins Parlour
March 22 – Austin, TX @ Trailerspace
March 23 – Tulsa, OK @ Sound Pony
March 24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blackbird Buvette
March 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sound Kontrol
March 26 – Riverside CA @ Division 9
March 27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Biko
March 29 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center
March 30 – Portland, OR @ Red and Black Café
March 31 – Olympia WA @ The Northern
April 1 – Seattle, WA @ Healthy Times Fun Club
April 2 – Missoula, MT @ Zootown Arts
April 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cellar 108
April 5 – Beloit, WI @ C -Haus
April 6 – Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9
April 7 – Louisville, KY @ Keswick Democratic Club
April 8 – Chicago, IL @ Strangelight
April 9 – Detroit, MI @ Trumbleplex
April 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Goetz Alley
April 11 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar
April 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
April 13 – Ithaca, NY @ Green Star Annex
April 15 – Boston, MA @ Democracy Center
April 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron

We printed up some nicer Bitter River tapes compaired to the first press, plus the killer split with TURBOSLUT on cassette as well… and as of South Carolina they should have a NEW 2-song cassingle as well that is totally soul crushingly good.

We’ll have all that junx and more from these dudes in our Online Store before too long, but if you’re anywhere even remotely near any of the dates above: GO SEE EM LIVE with DES ARK and pick up something from them direct. Witness one of our favorite active bands going right now, and if possible please help fill our bro’s tank, as gas prices are through the roof and that makes DIY-touring even harder than it already is.

Also, you can scope a new song here:
http://soundcloud.com/communion5/yellow-hall/s-RPvfA

They’re releasing their new album “Old Friends” on Lovitt Records pretty soon, and have the CD of it available with them on tour. Now that they’re on the road though, any updates will be less frequent for the time being. But you can still keep an eye on what’s what here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pygmy-Lush/110146402382386
and
http://pygmylush.wordpress.com

WORD!

p.s. CB from GHASTLY CITY SLEEP posted a rad video of PL in Philly:

PYGMY LUSH is on tour: GO SEE THEM! +new cassettes n’ junx


PYGMY LUSH just hit the road… go see one of our favorite current bands live!

March 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City
March 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Beaumont Warehouse
March 6 – Purchace, NY @ Whitsons Hall
March 8 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Hey Girl
March 9 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Antlers & Little Gold
March 10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight w/ Bellafea
March 11 – Columbia, SC @ Hunter Gatherer
March 12 – Asheville, NC @ Broadways
March 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Warehouse 8B
March 14 – Tallahassee, FL @ Farside
March 15 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Gallery
March 16 – Gainesville, FL @ Wayward Council
March 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
March 18 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
March 19 – Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Fire House
March 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Euclid Records w/ Thou & Lovey Dovies
March 21 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Perkins Parlour
March 22 – Austin, TX @ Trailerspace
March 23 – Tulsa, OK @ Sound Pony
March 24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blackbird Buvette
March 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sound Kontrol
March 26 – Riverside CA @ Division 9
March 27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Biko
March 29 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center
March 30 – Portland, OR @ Red and Black Café
March 31 – Olympia WA @ The Northern
April 1 – Seattle, WA @ Healthy Times Fun Club
April 2 – Missoula, MT @ Zootown Arts
April 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cellar 108
April 5 – Beloit, WI @ C -Haus
April 6 – Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9
April 7 – Louisville, KY @ Keswick Democratic Club
April 8 – Chicago, IL @ Strangelight
April 9 – Detroit, MI @ Trumbleplex
April 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Goetz Alley
April 11 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar
April 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
April 13 – Ithaca, NY @ Green Star Annex
April 15 – Boston, MA @ Democracy Center
April 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron

We printed up some nicer Bitter River tapes compaired to the first press, plus the killer split with TURBOSLUT on cassette as well… and as of South Carolina they should have a NEW 2-song cassingle as well that is totally soul crushingly good.

We’ll have all that junx and more from these dudes in our Online Store before too long, but if you’re anywhere even remotely near any of the dates above: GO SEE EM LIVE and pick up something from them direct. Witness one of our favorite active bands going right now, and if possible please help fill our bro’s tank, as gas prices are through the roof and that makes DIY-touring even harder than it already is.

Also, you can scope a new song here:
http://soundcloud.com/communion5/yellow-hall/s-RPvfA

They’re releasing their new album “Old Pals” on Lovitt Records pretty soon, althouh I’m not sure if it’ll be available a little later on the tour or not… Now that they’re on the road though, any updates will be less frequent for the time being. But you can still keep an eye on what’s what here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pygmy-Lush/110146402382386
and
http://pygmylush.wordpress.com

WORD!

Debut TIDELAND album now available + MASSIVE update (FLOOR shirts, hella vinyl, etc)

After a long lull in Robotic Empire new-release label activity, its nice to finally be back in the throws of a hectic release schedule. Maybe almost TOO hectic, as hot on the heels of vinyl from FLOOR, YOUNG WIDOWS and CAPSULE, we’ve got yet another LP for ya!


This time around we’re stoked to announce the debut album from Sterling, Virginia’s TIDELAND. From the same cauldron of suburban wretchedness that birthed PG.99, SAIL and PIZZA, 3 members of these bands have now converged as TIDELAND with the stellar debut, Asleep In The Graveyard. 11 songs that fall between grunge, shoegazer and punk rock… TIDELAND mesh a smattering of unlikely elements to create some caustic yet downright infectious jams. Catchy yet dirty, Asleep In The Graveyard walks a tightrope between digestible and destructive. Over 35 minutes of horrific visions and druggy nightmares on this impressive debut LP.

Kurt Ballou recorded this beast at Godcity, so you know it sounds damn good. Two of our favorite tracks have been posted here and some more cuts (new & old) can be heard here.

This album is a co-release with Sons of Vesta outta Italy, so if you’re in Europe please order it from them. 1000 copies were pressed: 600 on black, 200 on cream and 200 on a matching opaque blue. This release has been a really long time coming (recorded nearly 2 years ago!), but in the end it turned out awesome and we’ve seriously jammed the hell out of this one. So stoked this is finally out, please check it out in the Robotic Empire – Online Store now!

In geographically related news, we’ve posted 4 unreleased PYGMY LUSH songs that were recorded live in Richmond back in October. These jams are a bit raw/rough around the edges but should give ya a little something to salivate over while these guys revamp things a bit, and continue to take their sweet time getting back into a studio. It’ll be worth the wait for sure, but in the meantime these have been essential songs for us during a big time of transition, and it only felt appropriate to share. You can check those out now at the Robotic Obscurities blog.

Beyond all the Northern Virginia music above, we’ve also got a generally MASSIVE update for the Robotic Empire – Online Store this week. Having skipped last week’s update so we could catch up on orders a bit, we’re ready to dive back into the mailorder chaos so please keep em comin!

A whole bunch of new shirts have come in, including all the unsold FLOOR reunion show t-shirts. Some killer designs spanning the ages, and almost all on American Apparel (so they’re cozy as hell)… check those out as its unclear if we’ll ever be restocking them or not. Also a tour design from EYEHATEGOD, some re-ups from Eat Death, and a couple tiny Youth Medium sized THOU t-shirts… for your kid brother or tiny girlfriend or whatever. Add in a slew of new import and domestic vinyl releases (CIRCLE, GIANTS, JUNIUS, MOSS, ROSETTA, SHITSTORM, etc)… plus some more killer restocks across the board, and we’ve got a pretty rad update for ya this week. Real stoked on this one, here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Amort – Winter Tales 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Circle – Triumph 2×12″ (Adverse Effect) $24.99
* Conversions – Spineless Wonders 12″ (Ride The Snake) $11.99
* Eyehategod – For the Sick Tour Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Kreation) $14.99
* Eyehategod – For the Sick Tour Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Kreation) $14.99
* Eyehategod – For the Sick Tour Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Kreation) $14.99
* Floor – Below & Beyond – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $15.99
* Floor – Below & Beyond – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Below & Beyond – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Below & Beyond – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Below & Beyond – Size: TRIPLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $15.99
* Floor – Dove – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $15.99
* Floor – Dove – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Dove – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Dove – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Dove – Size: TRIPLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $15.99
* Floor – Leaves – Size: TRIPLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $15.99
* Floor – Reunion – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $15.99
* Floor – Reunion – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Reunion – Size: GIRLS MEDIUM T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Reunion – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Reunion – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Reunion – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Self-Released) $14.99
* Floor – Reunion – Size: TRIPLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self-Released) $15.99
* General Interest – Right By The Beach 12″ (Ride The Snake) $11.99
* Giant Squid – The Ichthyologist 2×12″ (Vega Vinyl) $24.99
* Giants – Old Stories – SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Cavity) $9.99
* Junius – The Martyrdom Of A Catastrophist – BRONZE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $21.99
* Moss – Eternal Return – 1-Sided BLACK VINYL 12″ (Super Fi) $13.99
* Moss – Eternal Return – 1-Sided WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Super Fi) $13.99
* Rosetta / East of the Wall / Year Of No Light – Split – BLUE CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Vega Vinyl) $21.99
* Rosetta / East of the Wall / Year Of No Light – Split – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Vega Vinyl) $21.99
* Shitstorm – Paranoid Existence, Four Years of Negativity And Existence 12″ (Vinyl Rites) $11.99
* Thou – Ghasts – Size: YOUTH MEDIUM T-Shirt (Giraphic Prints) $7.99
* Thou – None Paler – Size: YOUTH MEDIUM T-Shirt (Giraphic Prints) $7.99
* Tideland – Asleep In The Graveyard – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Tideland – Asleep In The Graveyard – CREAM COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Zoroaster – Voice of Saturn 12″ (Kreation) $10.99

RESTOCKS:
* Algernon Cadwallader – Some Kind Of Cadwallader 12” *VINYL* (Security Blanket) $8.99
* Asunder – Works Will Come Undone 12” *MAROON TAN COLORED VINYL* (Kreation) $12.99
* Charles Bronson – Mugshot T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Eat Death) $11.99
* Charles Bronson – Mugshot T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Eat Death) $11.99
* Charles Bronson – Mugshot T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Eat Death) $11.99
* Charles Bronson – Mugshot T-Shirt – Size: XLARGE (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Eat Death) $11.99
* Envy – All The Footprints You’ve Ever Left 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $10.99
* Envy / Thursday – Split 12” *METALLIC GOLD BLACK COLORED VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $10.99
* Giants – Old Stories CD (Cavity) $7.99
* Gifts From Enola – From Fathoms 2×12” *HALF BLUE HALF GREEN COLORED VINYL* (The Mylene Sheath) $16.99
* Graves At Sea – Documents Of Greif 12” *PICTURE DISC VINYL* (Kreation) $10.99
* Iwrotehaikusaboutcannibalisminyouryearbook – Self-Titled 12” *RED COLORED VINYL* (Discos Huelga) $9.99
* Moloch – Discography Cassette (Feast Of Tentacles) $5.99
* One Starving Day – Broken Wings Lead Arms To The Sun 12” + 7” *BLACK AND WHITE VINYL* (KNVBI) $16.99
* Punch – Self-Titled 12” *WHITE with PINK COLORED VINYL* (Discos Huelga) $9.99
* Teenage Cool Kids – Foreign Lands CASSETTE (Crooked Direction) $4.99
* Year Of No Light – Nord 2×12” *VINYL* (Cavity) $13.99
* Yob – Catharsis 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Kreation) $13.99
* Young Widows – Old Wounds 12” *BLUE BLACK COLORED VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $9.99
* Young Widows – Settle Down City 12” *BROWN COLORED VINYL* (Auxiliary) $12.99
* Young Widows / Melt Banana – Split 7” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $4.99

- Robotic Empire – Online Store

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TEST PRESS BONANZA – auctioning a ton of rare stuff – ISIS, RED SPAROWES, GRAILS, etc

Title sums it up pretty well. Ebayin’ a small boatload of personal and/or archived rarities. Time to shed a little weight:

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZroboticempire

* BAD SECRETS 9″ TEST PRESS AS A 10″ young widows pelican
* CANNABIS CORPSE blunted 12″ 1st press!! municipal waste
* DEAD MACHINES future 10″ UNPLAYED! wolf eyes john olson
* DEATH PROOF SOUNDTRACK 12″ LP vinyl!! Quentin Tarantino
* DRUM MACHINE MADNESS 7″ TESTPRESS agoraphobic nosebleed
* GHASTLY CITY SLEEP – 12″ TEST PRESS city of caterpillar
* GRAILS – Burden/Redlight rare 2xLP SET! ltd 200 om sunn
* GRAILS – Take Refuge In Clean Living 12″ LP om kayo dot
    (rare PURPLE VINYL from the 1st press, limited to 200)
* HELMS ALEE – s/t 12″ RAREST VERSION /200 harkonen botch
* HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE 7″ TEST PRESS! isis neurosis boris
* ISIS – Panopticon 2xLP 1st press TEST PRESS SET pelican
* ISIS – Panopticon 2xLP remastered re-press TEST PRESSES
* ISIS panopticon RARE 12″ LP side-B only TEST PRESS tool
* ISIS – Panopticon 2×12″ LP neurosis mastodon 7 converge
    (1st press on RARE opaque ORANGE vinyl limited to 212)
* ISIS – Oceanic Remixes 4x 12″ TEST SET! jesu mr. bungle
    (FULL 4LP TEST PRESS SET! only complete set available)
* ISIS – Oceanic Remix Vol. 1 12″ TEST PRESS khanate sunn
* ISIS – Oceanic Remix Vol. 2 LP TEST PRESS jesu godflesh
* ISIS – Oceanic Remix Vol. 3 12″ TEST PRESS! mike patton
* MAGRUDERGRIND /SHITSTORM 12″ TEST PRESS torche baroness
* MANNEQUIN / TRANSISTOR TRANSISTOR 7″ TEST PRESS! orchid
* MASTODON – Blood Mountain 12″ LP WHITE! slayer converge
* MENEGUAR -Strangers In Our House 12″ OOP built to spill
* PG.99 – document #5 RARE 12″ LP 7 page99 screamo orchid
* PYGMY LUSH – Bitter River 12″ TEST PRESS! pg.99 page 99
* RED SPAROWES at the soundless dawn LP 12″ isis neurosis
    (rare 2x LP TEST PRESS SET! limited to just 10 copies)
* RED SPAROWES / GRAILS – 12″ TEST PRESS om shrinebuilder
* RED SPAROWES/GREGOR SAMSA lp TEST PRESS mogwai sparrows
* THE SHAKERS Omaha The Cat Dancer PIC LP 12″ REED WALLER
* STOP IT – Demo 10″ city of caterpillar kidcrash screamo
    (rare tour-only TEST PRESS EDITION -ltd to 150 copies)
* U.S. CHRISTMAS s/t 12″ LP COLOR VINYL neurosis hawkwind

Everything ends the evening of Sunday, March 7th.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZroboticempire

Thanks.

ROBOTIC EMPIRE – Massive update! (New bands, Online Store stuff, etc!)

Hello again, it’s been a while. A lot has happened at Robotic Empire over the past month or so… in fact, the label/mailorder is now split into two camps on opposite ends of the country. This massive move was a huge undertaking for us, but better for everyone in the end as it will mean a more organized setup for our Online Store operation (now located in Olympia, Washington), and some much needed change for the Virginia setup.

We want to thank everyone who ordered from us in any of our our pre-move sales, and also thank those who have been patient while we’ve gotten everything for the Online Store re-established out in Olympia. Things are fully operational again, and better than ever! So we are very pleased to present you a somewhat meaty update here, with lots of happenings both for the label and Online Store aspects of Robotic Empire…

First up, we’re releasing some new records in June. It’s been a slow first part of the year for the label (intentionally) but we’ve got a lot going on in the second half of the year. Kicking things off on June 9th will be the debut releases from New Zealand’s DIAL and Louisville, Kentucky’s BAD SECRETS.


DIAL is the first band from the southern hemisphere that we’ve ever worked with, and couldn’t be much happier about this pairing. Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand… DIAL self-released a demo a couple of years ago that we recently got to hear on a trip to NZ last fall. Intensely powerful stuff is contained within this little five-song EP, so much that we asked the band if we could re-release and thankfully they agreed.

To quote our official hype sheet for this: “The material contained within is leaps and bounds beyond what most bands accomplish even at their best. DIAL successfully channels the darkest corners of the AmRep catalog, the raw ferocity of classic hardcore, offtime kilter of math-rock, and the whole concept that music can actually be dangerous. The air-tight composure of DIAL‘s debut recording is striking; focusing more on space and dissonance than technical shreddery. Obscenely heavy guitars collide with bludgeoning percussion and intense, vicious and scathing female vocals… turning the whole thing into a downright terrifying experience. Add an incredibly crisp recording, and this makes DIAL‘s debut EP one of the most impressive demos we’ve heard in years, let alone had the privilege to re-release.”

We are really stoked about this release and it’ll be available on CD and digitally come June 9th. To give you a little preview, we just posted a track from it on our myspace page:

* Listen to DIAL @ Robotic Empire’s myspace
* Listen do DIAL @ their myspace page


Louisville, Kentucky’s BAD SECRETS was born out of improv jam sessions between YOUNG WIDOWS‘ Evan Patterson and KODAN ARMADA‘s Dan Davis. They recorded three weekends of jamming together, whittled it down to seven songs and thus, their debut release is born. We went for the super conventional 9″+CD format for this one, since it’s such a normal release and all. Hah!

In all seriousness though, we’re really psyched to finally work with Mr. Patterson after knowing this righteous dude and his kin for years. Who knows, maybe we’ve got another release with him up our sleeves…

Until then, the self-titled debut 9″+CD from BAD SECRETS should hit the world on June 9th (if we can get the band to screen the covers in time) and we’re very pumped on the ridiculous color vinyl we’ve got in store for it too. More info on this release forthcoming.


This is probably also a good time to announce that we’ll be releasing the debut album from northern Virginia’s TIDELAND! Mostly comprised of dudes we’ve known for years, upon hearing their killer full length that they recorded @ Godcity studios… deciding to release this was kind of a no-brainer. We’ll be teaming up with our Italian brethren Sons Of Vesta to co-release this on both CD and 12″, sometime later in the summer (most likely July or August).

We’ll post up a track from this release sometime soon, but in the meantime several demos can be found on the band’s myspace page. We should note: the album blows away everything they’ve recorded before.

* TIDELAND on myspace


Semi-related, TIDELAND will be playing the two upcoming MANNEQUIN reunion shows. Yep, our ol’ brothers in grunge finally decided it was time to return to form! There’s surely several reasons for this happening, one favorite being that Ian Widman wanted to drum for MANNEQUIN as his graduation present. We gotta give a hearty “congrats” to him for making this happen! If you live in Virginia (or anywhere relatively close) and want to check out these killer shows, they’ll both be happening the weekend of May 9th/10th and the details for the shows can be found on TIDELAND‘s myspace page.

* An unmastered tour-only MANNEQUIN EP that had two released & two unreleased songs on it (and their name spelled wrong on the cover) can be found here: download “Yr Aching Tooth!!!”


Semi-related to that is that we’ve now got new t-shirts in our Online Store from both PYGMY LUSH and PG.99. Resurrecting the old “goth girl” design sourced from the PAGENINETYNINE / CITY OF CATERPILLAR split 7″, we’re psyched to have this one back in print. Along with that are two new designs from PYGMY LUSH, designed for their last tour. Totally classic, and available now in our Online Store.


Completely unrelated to everything above but equally exciting to us is the re-press of the A STORM OF LIGHT / NADJA - Primitive North 2×12″+CD split. The first press for this thing was a total blowout, so we’ve re-pressed it with the quickness in attempts to keep it available. Two new color vinyl combinations are available for this beast of a release, this time as “Aurora Forge” and “Phosphorescence”. Maybe corny names (?) but it compliments the weird colored vinyl well, and we’re equally pleased with how the re-press turned out as we are with the first press. This comes with a CD of the same jams, and is housed in some pretty fancypants packaging.

Related to that is the fact that we got some super rare CDs direct from Josh Graham of A STORM OF LIGHT and formerly of RED SPAROWES. This includes the self-released very first RED SPAROWES demo CD-R, and their limited live CD that Neurot released. Along with those (which WILL go fast) is the hard-to-find (FALLEN) BLACK DEER Latitudes CD release that Southern organized a couple years back. Hardly any distros got that thing and we scored some copies direct from the band.

Along with all that crazyness above, we’ve also received a healthy amount of new and re-stocked items for this massive first Online Store update from our bi-coastal locations! GO!

NEW ITEMS:
* (Fallen) Black Deer, The – Requiem CD (Latitudes) $12.99
* A Storm Of Light / Nadja – Primitive North [split] – AURORA FORGE COLORED VINYL 2×12″+CD (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* A Storm Of Light / Nadja – Primitive North [split] – PHOSPHORESCENCE COLORED VINYL 2×12″+CD (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* Chronic Youth – Das Chillin Cassette (Vinyl Rites) $4.99
* Drowning With Our Anchors – Breathing Lessons 7″ (Commodity Fetish) $4.99
* Grief – Come To Grief – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Throne) $24.99
* Grief – Come To Grief – BLUE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Throne) $24.99
* Grief – Come To Grief – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Throne) $24.99
* Hex Machine – Omen Mas CD (Minimum Underdrive) $9.99
* My Disco – Paradise 12″ (Fruits & Vegetables) $12.99
* Nadja – Corrasion 2×12″ (Basses Frequences) $26.99
* Neil On Impression – L’Oceano Delle Onde Che Restano Onde Per Sempre 2×12″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Pageninetynine – Goth Girl – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Goth Girl – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Goth Girl – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Goth Girl – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Goth Girl – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Goth Girl – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pirates Press – Vinyl Collage Puzzle (Pirates Press) $25.99
* Pygmy Lush – Donkey – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $13.99
* Pygmy Lush – Donkey – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Donkey – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Donkey – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Donkey – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Donkey – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $13.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Man On The Moon – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Red Sparowes – Demo 03.12.2004 CD-R (Self Released) $29.99
* Red Sparowes – Oh Lord, God of Vengeance, Show Yourself! CD (Neurot) $14.99
* Winters In Osaka – Molded To Crawl CD (Haunted Hotel) $9.99

RESTOCKS:
* Algernon Cadwallader – Some Kind Of Cadwallader CD (Be Happy) – $7.99
* Burst – In Coveting Ways – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 10″ (Throne) – $13.99
* Dystopia – The Aftermath CD (Life is Abuse) – $9.99
* Monarch / Grey Daturas – Split 12″ (Throne) – $15.99
* Noothgrush – Erode The Person CD (Throne) – $11.99

Phew! Wow OK so that’s enough to keep us busy for a while right? There’s plenty more on deck so this year’s just gonna get crazier and crazier for us. We like it this way, so please get those orders in and we’ll crank them out as quickly as possible. THANK YOU!

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p.s. almost forgot, we caved in and signed up for stupid Twitter… so if you’re into that, check out our micro-bloggin’s here.