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

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