Got a nice little update this week to supplement the Isis vinyl restocks from last week! Check the lists below, thanks! NEW ITEMS:

* Aussitot Mort – La Ride Du Lion 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Black Freighter – Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Dolcim – Guillotine Ride Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Doom over Leipzig – Sampler Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Duplex-Coated Obstruction Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Indian Summer – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Karma To Burn / ASG – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Volcom) $4.99
* Mammiffer / Locrian – Bless Them That Curse You – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sige) $24.99
* Mans – Epitaph Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Officer Jones and His Patrol Car Problem – Memorial Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Pharaoh Overlord – Lunar Jetman – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sige) $24.99
* Premonition 13 – 13 12″ (Volcom) $11.99
* Saviours – The Eye Obscene / Creten 12″ (Alerta Antifascista) $14.99
* Secret, The – Solve et Coagula Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Telekolleg – Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Throwers – Prosaic Materialist / Rudimentary Bodies Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Torche – Harmonicraft – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Volcom) $14.99
* Tweak Bird – Reservations CD (Volcom) $7.99
* Tweak Bird – Self-Titled 12″ (Volcom) $11.99
* Uncle Touchy – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Violence – COLORED VINYL 12″ (No List) $14.99
* Wildildlife / Flood – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Volcom) $4.99

RESTOCKS:

* Alpinist – Minus.Mensch 12” *VINYL* (No Pasaran) $14.99
* Ancient Sky – TRIPS 12” *VINYL* (Loud Baby) $11.99
* Austrasian Goat / Hallowed Butchery Split 10” *VINYL* (Vendetta) $14.99
* Austrasian Goat, The / Hollow Sunshine – Possession 12” *VINYL* (Vendetta) $14.99
* Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12” *VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99
* Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12” *VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99
* Capsule / Furnace – Split 7” *VINYL* (Moment of Collapse) $4.99
* Daitro – 2004-2007 Discography Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Daitro – Y Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Glasses – The Ills of Life 12” *VINYL* (Vendetta) $12.99
* Holy Mountain, The – Enemies 12” *VINYL* (No Pasaran) $13.99
* Holy Mountain, The / Cave Canem – Split 7” *VINYL* (No Pasaran) $4.99
* Ordination Of Aaron – Discography 2×12” *WHITE BLACK COLORED VINYL* (Adagio 830) $19.99
* Osceola – Discography Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Phobia – 22 Random Acts of Violence 12” *COLORED VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99
* Phobia – Cruel 12” *COLORED VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99

ISIS and PG.99 represses & shirts, new NADJA shirt + FLOOR discography discount, a bat PEEING in TILTS/TORCHE guitarist’s EYE +lotsa new distro items!

This diverse update first sees us with two influential bands’ catalog items back in print, with vinyl from ISIS and PG.99 getting the re-press treatment. Although the sonic differences are significant, each group created a lasting legacy that still holds long after their disbanding.


ISIS‘ landmark albums Oceanic and Panopticon are both back in action on the 2xLP format, each with “reverse board” printing throughout (Oceanic getting the massive “tip-on” style jackets, and Panopticon printed via reverse-board for the very first time). The band requested simple black-vinyl for the entire pressing and after a smattering of variations over the years, this keeps things nice and simple.

* ISIS items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including vinyl and t-shirts)
* ISIS on Facebook


PAGENINETYNINE reunited last year for a couple of well received and emotionally cathartic live performances. To celebrate, we issued their long out-of-print collections CD, Singles, on the overdue vinyl format. The entire pressing sold out, so a shorter run of 250 more on black vinyl have just been pressed to fill the remaining silkscreened jackets we had kicking around. In classic makeshift fashion, some copies come with the proper “printed innersleeve” that houses the vinyl, and some copies come with a xerox insert of the same artwork instead. Keeping it DIY to keep it in print!

Related, we also recently re-printed two classic PG.99 t-shirt designs. Most sizes are still available, although before even announcing their availability they started heading right back out our doors.

* PAGENINETYNINE items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including vinyl, t-shirts and a screen print)
* PAGENINETYNINE on Facebook


Again sonically different but equally recommended, in celebration of TORCHE‘s magnanimous new album Harmonicraft coming out later this month, we’ve decided to discount the closely-related FLOOR discography 8xCD set, Below & Beyond. Everything this seminal sludge-turned-pop outfit ever recorded is contained within this massive collection, and with the deluxe vinyl edition now sold out, this 8xCD release is the only (physical) way to own the monstrous amount of material these geniuii churned out.

The price is tightnice too, as if you enter the “FLOORTWENTY” coupon code at checkout, the price drop to, ahem, $20. Pretty galldarn good for 8 stacked CDs, a bigass 12″x12″ 32(!)-page booklet and a custom gatefold jacket holding it all together. BONUS SCHWAG: coupon-code enterers also get a free FLOOR 8xButton set as well, depicting all the album covers from the discography. If you’ve slacked on this crucial mega-release thus far, hit that up with the quickness as the discount+hookup only goes through the end of this month.

* FLOOR items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including the discography, buttons, lots of t-shirts and a 2xDVD)
* FLOOR on Facebook

FLOOR also has three live gigs on deck in the coming months as well. If you’re on the US East Coast, or in England… don’t miss em!

* 4/14 – Savannah, GA @ Statts Benefit Block Party – w/ US CHRISTMAS, WITHERED, lots more – more info: http://www.friendsofstatts.com
* 5/26 – London, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties – w/ MOGWAI, CODEINE, HARVEY MILK, lots more – more info: http://www.atpfestival.com
* 7/6-7/8 – Miami, FL @ 305 Fest – w/ TORCHE, HOUSE OF LIGHTNING, BASTARD NOISE, lots more – more info: http://305-fest.blogspot.com


We also have a fantastic and enveloping new t-shirt design from our favorite prolific doom-couple, NADJA! The Berlin-via-Canada duo have teamed up with Berlin-via-Sweden tattoo artist HLG for this brilliant new shirt. Simple but stark, black ink printed on grey supersoft “Next Level” brand t-shirts. Need a new favorite shirt? Seek ye no further! This really is nice…

* NADJA (and related) items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including shirts, CDs, vinyl, a book and more)
* NADJA on Facebook

Besides that rad new shirt and what we consider essential Robo catalog items re-pressed or discounted, we’ve also had a healthy amount of bombastic new items and re-stocks enter our world for this update.

On the new item tip, we’re talking turkey bout killer vinyl from AMENRA, CLOUD MOUTH, DAITRO, DARK CASTLE, KEN MODE, KIDCRASH, MT. ASLEEP, SED NON SAETIA, TUBERS and more.

For restocks, lets rap about an ALGERNON CADWALLADER re-up for all you jangly mofos, BLACK COBRA vinyl and THE BODY 2xLPs are At A Loss essentials that are going quick, CAPSULE‘s latest ripper on the ltd waxy, COLISEUM, GIVE UP JAH GHOST, PUNCH, TOUCHE AMORE and TRAP THEM bludgeoners from Deathwish, DES ARK and PYGMYLUSH prettys LPs from Lovitt, MELT BANANA and smokeloads more from the prolific Init, the cool/oldschool-esque DON’T BE SWINDLE zine, plus a handful of other freaky gems weaved throughout just the restocks for this round. Here’re the full lists:

NEW ITEMS:
* Algernon Cadwallader – Parrot Flies 12″ (Hot Green) $9.99
* Amenra / Hive Destruction – Split 10″ (Init) $13.99
* Battlefields – Agassiz CD (Init) $7.99
* Cloud Mouth – Keep Well 10″ (Ice Age) $9.99
* Cloud Mouth – That Ghost is Always With Me 12″ (Ice Age) $9.99
* Daitro – Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes 12″ (Echo Canyon) $14.99
* Dark Castle – Spirited Migration – 180 GRAM – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (At a Loss) $14.99
* Grin and Bear It – Self-Titled 7″ (Allergic To Fun) $4.99
* Hive Destruction – Secretvm/Veritas CD (Init) $7.99
* Ken Mode – Venerable 12″ (Init) $14.99
* Kidcrash – Naps 12″ (Init) $12.99
* Monarch – Omens CD (At A Loss) $10.99
* Mountain Asleep – Smile Medicine 7″ (Kid Sister Everything) $4.99
* Nadja – Bone Blight – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Nadja – Bone Blight – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Nadja – Bone Blight – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Nadja – Bone Blight – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Old Growth – Out Of The Sand – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Echo Canyon) $14.99
* Same Sex Dictator – From Beneath You it Devours Cassette (Long Way) $4.99
* Sed Non Satiata – Self-Titled – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Echo Canyon) $14.99
* Sleeping In Gethsemane / Loom – Split 7″ (Init) $4.99
* Tubers – Anachronous – TEAL COLORED VINYL 12″ (Echo Canyon) $14.99

RESTOCKS:
* Abandoned Hearts Club, The – The Initial Confessions Of 7″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Init) $4.99
* Algernon Cadwallader – Some Kind Of Cadwallader 12″ (Security Blanket) $9.99
* Assailant, The – Nurse – PICTURE DISC 7″ (Init) $5.99
* Battlefields – Entourage Of The Archaic 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Init) $10.99
* Black Cobra – Feather And Stone 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $14.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – GREY & DARK GREY COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $19.99
* Buried Inside – Chronoclast 12″ – 180g VINYL (Init) $19.99
* Capsule – No Ghost 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $12.99
* Coliseum – True Quiet / Last Wave 7″ (Deathwish) $4.99
* Des Ark – Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink The F’er 12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Lovitt) $14.99
* Don’t Be Swindle – Issue #1 Zine (Don’t Be Swindle) $3.50
* Give Up The Ghost – We’re Down Til We’re Underground 12″ – TRANSPARENT ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $11.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* Isis – Panopticon 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 3″ Mini CD (Init) $5.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 7″ (Init) $5.99
* 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
* Pageninetynine – Singles 12″ (Robotic Empire) $11.99
* Pulling Teeth – Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Punch – Nothing Lasts 7″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $4.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12″ (Lovitt) $14.99
* Same Sex Dictator – From Beneath You it Devours 12″ (Long Way) $9.99
* Spirit Of Versailles, The – Discography 2xCD (Init) $9.99
* Sunflare – Self-Titled Cassette (Cubic Pyramid) $6.99
* Sunflare – Young Love 12″ (Cubic Pyramid) $18.99
* Touche Amore – Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99

ALLLL that gravy and more is available NOW in the Robotic Empire – Online Store


AND last but most likely not least, some crazy mainstream news activity has been surrounding TILTS guitarist/vocalist (and TORCHE guitarist) Andrew Elstner’s recent run in with a rogue bat. A viral press bonanza has stemmed from a freak accident where a bat PISSED IN ANDREW’S EYE and things snowballed from there. There was a rabies scare, freaked out friends/family and subsequent emergency treatment… all detailed on MSNBC, MTV, BUZZFEED, PITCHFORK and more. This is too absurd not to share (you can’t make this kinda stuff up!)… so have at it if you’ve been under a rock:

* MSNBC Coverage
* MTV Coverage
* Buzzfeed Coverage
* Pitchfork Coverage
* Lambgoat Coverage


Also significant: TILTS‘ infectious vinyl debut dropped about a month back and has sold swiftly (we’ve got roughly 50 copies left in house). You can get this unlucky man’s gloriously catchy music direct from us:

* TILTS’ debut album in the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* TILTS on Facebook

* TORCHE items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including vinyl, CDs, t-shirts and hoodies)
* TORCHE on Facebook

Appropriately (since they have a bangin new album on deck and all), TORCHE is touring their faces off henceforth, so go see these professional barnburners in ze flesh:

* 4/05 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
* 4/06 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
* 4/07 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
* 5/10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
* 5/11 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
* 5/12 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
* 6/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend #
* 6/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
* 6/03 – Nashville, TN @ Exit @ In #
* 6/05 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory #
* 6/07 – Tempe, AZ @ Club 910 #
* 6/08 – Long Beach, CA @ Ink N Iron Festival
* 6/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s #
* 6/11 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven #
* 6/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre #
* 6/13 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theatre #
* 6/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
* 6/16 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall #
* 6/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird #
* 6/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre #
* 6/20 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop #
* 6/21 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Opera House #
* 6/22 – Montreal, Quebec @ Les Foufounes Electriques #
* 6/23 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs #
* 6/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Orion Music and Arts Festival
* 7/06 – Miami, FL @ 305 Fest

# = w/ CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, BLACK COBRA and GAZA

Restock Update & Floor Discount!

Just a little quick preview bumpem for datazz, with a bigger “full and proper” update about a week or so away. Because a lot of this stuff is kinda blowing out without us properly posting it yet, we figured we’d at least mention just the RESTOCKS we’ve added to our Online Store over the past couple weeks, with a lot of great stuff across the board. We’re also putting the Floor – Below & Beyond 8xCD set on sale for $19.99, so read below to get the info on that coupon code!

Key PG.99 t-shirts have been reprinted with the band’s blessing, an ALGERNON CADWALLADER re-up for all you jangly mofos, BLACK COBRA vinyl and THE BODY 2xLPs are At A Loss essentials that are going quick, CAPSULE‘s latest ripper on the ltd waxy, COLISEUM, GIVE UP JAH GHOST, PUNCH, TOUCHE AMORE and TRAP THEM bludgeoners from Deathwish, DES ARK and PYGMYLUSH prettys LPs from Lovitt, MELT BANANA and smokeloads more from the prolific Init, plus a handful of other freaky gems weaved throughout just the restocks for this round:

* Abandoned Hearts Club, The – The Initial Confessions Of 7″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Init) – $4.99
* Algernon Cadwallader – Some Kind Of Cadwallader 12″ (Security Blanket) – $9.99
* Antilles – Self-Titled 12” *1-Sided VINYL* (Allergic To Fun) – $9.99
* Assailant, The – Nurse 7″ – PICTURE DISC- (Init) – $5.99
* Battlefields – Entourage Of The Archaic 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Init) – $10.99
* Black Cobra – Feather And Stone 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) – $14.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – GREY & DARK GREY COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) – $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) – $19.99
* Buried Inside – Chronoclast 12″ – 180g VINYL (Init) – $19.99
* Capsule – No Ghost 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) – $12.99
* Coliseum – True Quiet / Last Wave 7″ (Deathwish) – $4.99
* Des Ark – Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink The Fucker 12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Lovitt) – $14.99
* Give Up The Ghost – We’re Down Til We’re Underground 12″ – TRANSPARENT ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) – $11.99
* Grin and Bear It – Self-Titled 7” *VINYL* (Allergic To Fun) – $4.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 3″ Mini CD (Init) – $5.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 7″ (Init) – $5.99
* 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 – Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions 12″ (Deathwish) – $11.99
* Punch – Nothing Lasts 7″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) – $4.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12″ (Lovitt) – $14.99
* Same Sex Dictator – From Beneath You it Devours 12″ (Long Way) – $9.99
* Spirit Of Versailles, The – Discography 2xCD (Init) – $9.99
* Touche Amore – Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me 12″ (Deathwish) – $10.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12″ (Deathwish) – $11.99

We’ll hopefully be back in a week or so with another update including new stuffs as well, but because a bunch of these have been selling swiftly we figured it’d be best to let folks know what’s what, before its gone!

We’re also putting the Floor – Below & Beyond 8xCD set on sale starting today for the whole month of April! This is in celebration of Torche’s new album “Harmonicraft” that comes out on Volcom April 24th. Just enter the coupon code “FLOORTWENTY” to get $10 off the CD set at checkout. Each person who uses the coupon code will also get a free Floor button set included in the order.

Holla at the Robotic Empire – Online Store if something catches yer eye!

TWO new releases from TILTS and ANCIENT SKY, plus awesome Robotic Empire distro updates!

We are very stoked to announce TWO new release from Robotic Empire this time around, both existing within the “awesome rock” end of the sonic spectrum.


Starting the party is our first ever Kickstarter-funded release, the debut album from TILTS! Self recorded by the band over 3 sessions, the whole thing was pro mixed, pro mastered and then we begged n’ pleaded for the general public to pay for the pressing of this beast. Thankfully a little (necessary) prideswallowing has yielded the vinyl existence of probably the most catchy ass rock album we’ve ever been a part of! There’s 12 songs on this thing and not a single one sucks. We’re talkin QOTSA, VAN HALEN, CHEAP TRICK kinda vibes… and ALL KILLER / NO FILLER material.


We ran an edition of 500 copies of this bad boy, all on translucent yellow vinyl. This comes in a black & white outer sleeve with art by Tom Huck (who’s also done stuff for THE ROOTS!), full color printed innersleeve (with a painstakingly awesome photo-collage) and a high-quality digital download of the whole shebang! This is the real deal holyfield. It turned out boss and we’re VERY pumped to present it to you today.

* TILTS debut is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* Preview some choice TILTS audio cuts via Bandcamp
* Watch the audio/video medley promo thang we did for the Kickstarter (it’s tight)

p.s. we should probably mention somewhere that TILTS also contains a member of TORCHE and RIDDLE OF STEEL… there, we said it.


Next on deck is the fan-freakin-tastic sophomore album from NYC’s ANCIENT SKY, our first time working with them directly on a release but almost every member has some level of history with the label through past-lives in VERSE EN COMA, GHASTLY CITY SLEEP, MAJORITY RULE and MENEGUAR (who sadly, we just barely never got to work with). This time we’ve joined forces to help with the digital download of their masterful new effort, T.R.I.P.S., as well as the physical cassette tape edition of this banger.


Expanding beyond prior endeavours, ANCIENT SKY is a fully realised and well versed psychedelic rock band that tastefully journeys yet still bringith thy heavy jams. Nods towards DEAD MEADOW, THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION and OM territory may be unintentional, but the calibre and quality of these tunes brings those (current) contemporaries to mind, not to discount the heavy influence of “enhanced” music from generations past. Thankfully ANCIENT SKY do not fall down the meandering pitfalls some modern psych bands can find themselves in, and in fact T.R.I.P.S. is downright catchy at times!

The T.R.I.P.S. album was also self-recorded to 2″ tape and truly sounds excellent. The band has self-released the 12″ vinyl edition on their Loud Baby Sounds imprint, which we thankfully now have copies of along with the cassette and their debut LP on The Perpetual Motion Machine. Tape edition limited to 100 copies.

* ANCIENT SKY stuff galore is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* Preview some choice ANCIENT SKY material via Bandcamp
* (Legally) download T.R.I.P.S. via iTunes/etc.

In addition to the new Robo-wares, we’ve gotten in a decent pile of great new items including the House of Low Culture from Taiga Records, Karp documentary DVD, rad cassettes from Baldy Longhair Records and some classic restocks including the repress of Nadja’s Corrasion on CD. Check the full list below:

NEW ITEMS:
* Aidan Baker – Closure Axioms CD (Miskatonic Soundlab) $7.99
* Ancient Sky – T.R.I.P.S. 12″ (Loud Baby Sounds) $11.99
* Ancient Sky – T.R.I.P.S. Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Ancre – Nacre – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $11.99
* Crazy & The Brains – Don’t Need No Snacks Cassette (Baldy Longhair) $6.99
* Dead – Thundaaaaaah 12″ (Wantage USA) $11.99
* Disconnects, The – Are Healthy Cassette (Baldy Longhair) $6.99
* Drainland / Enabler – Split 7″ (Halo Of Flies) $4.99
* Flechette – Self-Titled 12″ (Sound Era) $9.99
* Highgate – Self-Titled 12″ (Vendetta) $11.99
* House of Low Culture – Poisoned Soil 2×12″ (Taiga) $24.99
* Karp – Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary About A Band Called Karp DVD (Wantage USA) $19.99
* Ketha – 2nd Sight CD (Instant Classic) $7.99
* Kids Of Zoo – Debut 12″ (Adagio830) $11.99
* Little Gold – Weird Freedom 12″ (Loud Baby Sounds) $11.99
* Priapus / Old Painless – Split – COLORED VINYL 7″ (Self Released) $4.99
* Psychic Teens – Teen – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Golden Voyage) $13.99
* Radical Dads – Mega Rama 12″ (Loud Baby Sounds) $11.99
* St. Sunday – Nightingalesong Cassette (Baldy Longhair) $6.99
* Through Thorn & Brier – Good Grief Cassette (Baldy Longhair) $6.99
* Tilts – Self-Titled – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $11.99

RESTOCKS:
* Alcest – Souvenirs D’Un Autre Monde 12″ (Hyperrealist) $14.99
* Ancient Sky – Self-Titled – CLEAR WITH PINK HAZE COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $10.99
* Ancient Sky – Self-Titled – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $10.99
* Catalyst, The – Swallow Your Teeth 12″ (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $10.99
* Chino Horde – Discography 2×12″ (Adagio) $24.99
* East of the Wall – The Apologist 2×12″ (Antithetic) $19.99
* Highgate – Shrines To The Warhead 12″ (Vendetta) $11.99
* Indian Summer – Hidden Arithmetic 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Kayo Dot – Coyote 12″ (Taiga) $14.99
* Litany For The Whale – Dolores – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $9.99
* Millions Of Them – Failures 12″ (Adagio) $11.99
* Nadja – Corrasion CD (Foreshadow) $9.99

Well that’s’ all for now as we close out the month of February. Here’s hoping you’ll find some new tunes to check out as the winter months come to a close. Peace!

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January update overload!

Riding on the wave of our last MASSIVE update less than a month ago (with eight new shirts/hoodies from MAN IS THE BASTARD, TORCHE, RAEIN, RAINBATH VISUAL and more), we’re plenty busy packing all the latest orders and keeping the Robotic Empire – Online Store stocked with fresh jams. No rest for da wicked, here’s the latest round of new bangers and restocks to our lil’ olde shoppe:

New to our shelves this go around is a plethora of burly tunes, including the debut album on vinyl from RVA heathens BALACLAVA (which was subsequently released on CD by the venerable Southern Lord), a weird BRUTAL TRUTH import LP, long-named but high quality CTTTOAFF doom bludgeonry, GIVE UP THE GHOST (American Nightmare) fancy reissues courtesy of Deathwish, the latest KRALLICE mindwarp 2xLP, the surprising LOMA PRIETA new album (and related PUNCH ep), an ULHOLY GRAVE LP we thought we were ripped off on for sure (NO possibility of restocks on that one), ZOROASTER vinyl galore, some other random jibba jab, plus lotsa releases from bands with “rat” in their name!

On the restock tip, we’re talkin turkey about AUSTRASIAN GOAT, CIGARETTE, CONVERGE, FELL VOICES, GODFLESH, GAYS & QUEERS, several more “rat” bands, LSD AND THE SEARCH FOR GOD, MEWITHOUTYOU, NACHTMYSTIUM, SALOME, THOU THOU THOU, TRAP THEM, YOB and more! Here’s the full lists for yas:

NEW ITEMS:
* Acid King – III 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Aidan Baker – Lost In The Rat Maze CD (Consouling Sounds) $9.99
* Austrasian Goat / Hallowed Butchery – Split 10″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Autarkeia – Self-Titled 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Balaclava – Crimes Of Faith 12″ (Cosmic Debris) $13.99
* Brutal Truth – Evolution In One Take 12″ (Bones Brigade) $17.99
* Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire / Nesseria – Split 12″ (Throatrunner) $14.99
* Cloud Rat / Autarkeia – Split 7″ (IFB) $4.99
* Comity – The Journey Is Over Now 2×12″+CD (Throatrunner) $24.99
* Czar – Vertical Mass Grave 12” (Crack Nation) $11.99
* Final Club, The – Blank Entertainment 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Fistula – We, the Beast CD (Choking Hazard) $9.99
* Give Up The Ghost – Background Music – OPAQUE GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Give Up The Ghost – We’re Down Til We’re Underground – TRANSPARENT ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Haggatha – III 7″ (Choking Hazard) $4.99
* Haggatha – Second Self-Titled 12″ (Choking Hazard) $11.99
* Krallice – Diotima 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Loma Prieta – I.V. – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Momentum – Whetting Occam’s Razor 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
* Morgion – Cloaked By Ages 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Not On Tour – EP Cassette (Halo Of Flies) $4.99
* Oathbreaker – Maelstrom – TAN BRONZE MIX COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Punch – Nothing Lasts – BLUE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Deathwish) $4.99
* Rat Storm – Fractured 7″ (IFB) $4.99
* Rodeo Idiot Engine, The – Fools Will Crush The Crown 12″ (Throatrunner) $14.99
* Unholy Grave – Blast Mayhem 12″ (Grind Block) $16.99
* Vile Intent – In the Shadow of the Skull 7″ (Choking Hazard) $4.99
* Zoroaster – Dog Magic 2×12″ (Kreation) $19.99
* Zoroaster – Self-Titled 12″ (Kreation) $10.99

RESTOCKS:
* Austrasian Goat, The / Hollow Sunshine – Possession 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Burial Year – Pestilence 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Cigarette – Blush Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Cloud Rat / The Oily Menace / Wolbachia – 3 Way Split 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Converge – Axe To Fall 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Fell Voices – Self-Titled 12″ (Human Resources) $12.99
* Fell Voices / Ash Borer – Split 12″ (Eternal Warfare) $10.99
* Godflesh – Love and Hate In Dub 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Gods & Queens – Acoustic Tape Cassette (Adagio) $4.99
* Like Rats – Self-Titled 7″ (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* LSD And The Search For God – Self-Titled 12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Deep Space) $10.99
* Malachi – Wither To Cover The Tread 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
* Mewithoutyou – Catch For Us the Foxes 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Gilead) $14.99
* Nachtmystium – Demise 12″ – PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $10.99
* Salome – Self-Titled 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Thou – Peasant CD (Autopsy Kitchen) $9.99
* Thou – Summit CD (Gilead Media) $9.99
* Thou – Tyrant CD (Gilead Media) $9.99
* Trap Them – SÈance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Velnias – Sovereign Nocturnal 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Yob – Catharsis 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Zoroaster – Voice of Saturn 12″ (Kreation) $10.99

In addition to all that awesome stuff new to the Robotic Empire – Online Store, we also have the massive amount of stuff from the aforementioned large update last time around… so here’s that stuff too!

NEW ITEMS: (from 12/29/11)
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows Remix Compilation – GOLD WITH BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Anne – Dream Punx 12″ (A389) $14.99
* AUN – Black Pyramid 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – Phantom Ghost 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – VII 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Beneath Oblivion – From Man To Dust – ORANGE & BLACK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Beware of Safety – Leaves/Scars – BROWN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Birds Of Passage – Without The World 12″+BOOK (Denovali) $23.99
* Birds Of Passage / Leonardo Rosado – Dear And Unfamiliar 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Blackfilm – Self-Titled 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Blueneck – Repetitions 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The / Braveyoung – Nothing Passes CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* Child Bite / Dope Body – Split – 1-Sided COLORED VINYL 12″ (Forge Again) $10.99
* Contemporary Noise Sextet, The – Ghostwriter’s Joke 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Metamanoir 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Parole de Navarre 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Don’t Be Swindle – Issue #1 Zine (Don’t Be Swindle) $3.5
* Enforcers – End Of Time – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Field Rotation – Acoustic Tales 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Field Rotation – Regenzeit 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Duplex Coated Obstruction 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Paraselene 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Heaven In Her Arms / Aussitot Mort – Split 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heirs – Hunter 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Her Name Is Calla – Maw 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Flight 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Night Walks 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Indecision – Unorthodox – RED BLACK MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (Bitter Melody) $10.99
* Iroha – The End Of An Era 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Jesuit – Discography – BLACK GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Junius / Rosetta – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Kodiak / N – Collaboration 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Les Fragments De La Nuit – Demain C’etait Hier 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Omega Massif – Karpatia 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Pageninetynine / Majority Rule – Split – AQUA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Pale Creation – Twilight Haunt – BLUE WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $17.99
* Proselyte, The – Sunshine – LIGHT BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Phantom Glue) $11.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – PRINT 18″ x 24″ Poster (Broken Press) $24.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Sankt Otten – Gottes Synthesizer 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Sankt Otten / Majeure – Split 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Selaxon Lutberg – Cold House Of Love 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Terminal Sound System – Constructing Towers 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Terminal Sound System – Heavy Weather 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Totimoshi – Avenger CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* White Darkness – Tokage 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* White Sh!t / Megaf’ckers – Split 12″ (Limited Appeal) $14.99
* Whitehorse – Progression 12″ (At a Loss) $15.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Arrivals 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Heart Monitor 12″ (Denovali) $23.99

RESTOCKS: (from 12/29/11)
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows 12″ – SWIRL COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Asra / Defeatist / Triac – Split 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Blueneck – The Fallen Host 2×10″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $24.99
* Daybreak / Godstomper – Split 12″ (At A Loss) $10.99
* False – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) $11.99
* Ghastly City Sleep – Moondrifts 2×12″ – PURPLE MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $14.99
* Heirs – Fowl 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Herra Terra – Quiet Geist 12″ – GRAPE SODA COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Integrity – To Die For 10″ (A389) $11.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Jeniferever – Choose A Bright Morning 2×12″ – BLUE GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $29.99
* Kaospilot – Shadows 12″+CD BLUE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Init) $23.99
* Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Lavinia – There Is Light Between Us 12″ – BROWN GREY COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – AQUA COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Mouth of the Architect / Kenoma – Split 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Gilead Media) $14.99
* Oak – II 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Seven Sisters Of Sleep – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $10.99
* This Will Destroy You – Moving on the Edges of Things 12″ – PICTURE DISC VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* This Will Destroy You – Self-Titled 2×12″ – COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $16.99
* Weekend Nachos – Black Earth 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Weekend Nachos – Unforgivable 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Deep Six) $9.99

OK! There ya go, lotsa stuff coming and going, please keep us busy! Thanks,

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AIDAN BAKER tour dates and new release information


Hot on the heels of the release of his encompassing The Spectrum of Distraction 2xCD+digital release on Robotic Empire, Berlin-via-Montreal’s AIDAN BAKER will further fill the pages in his passport! Here are the latest tour dates from easily the most prolific artist we’ve ever worked with:

NADJA + VAMPILLIA + AIDAN BAKER Japan Tour:
28-01-12: Shibuya O-Nest, Tokyo, JP
29-01-12: Unagidani Sunsui, Osaka, JP
01-02-12: Club Quatro, Hiroshima, JP
02-02-12: Voodoo Lounge, Fukuoka, JP
03-02-12: Wakayama, Rub Luck Cafe, JP
05-02-12: Soup, Tokyo, JP

AIDAN BAKER + A-SUN AMISSA EU Tour:
15-02-12: West Germany, Berlin, DE
16-02-12: Astrostube, Hamburg, DE
17-02-12: Christuskirke, Bochum, DE
18-02-12: (H)ear, Heerlen, NL
19-02-12: DB’s, Utrecht, NL
20-02-12: Waggon, Offenbach, DE
21-02-12: Komma, Esslingen, DE
23-02-12: L’inventaire, Le Mans, FR
24-02-12: L’espace B, Paris, FR
25-02-12: Le Plané Ari Home, Wanquetin, FR

Baker is touring in support of January’s The Spectrum of Distraction 2xCD+digital release, on which he collaborated with 17 other percussionists to create a whopping 96 (!) tracks, intentionally established to be played on “shuffle”. Contributing drummers include current and former members of SWANS, THE JESUS LIZARD, SLOWDIVE, KILLING JOKE, JESU, GODFLESH, LOCRIAN and many more.

The Spectrum of Distraction 2xCD is physically available now from Robotic Empire, and digitally via pre-orders from iTunes, Amazon and others for the official January 17th street date.

TILTS kickstarter – home stretch (last few days!)

We’re officially in the home stretch now with just 4 days left to go on the TILTS Kickstarter campaign!

I’ve got to be honest, my OCD is gonna have a slight conniption if we don’t reach that smooth 3k mark (we’re roughly a hundred bucks away)! Its partly an even-number thing, and its partly a “costs covered” kind of thing, as we’ll be able to pay for the vinyl pressing up front in full if we hit that 3k mark. T-shirts, hoodies and all the other cool non-music extras will be stuff we’ll still be forking out for, but the whole point of this wild project was to see if we could get this LP pressed in full through Kickstarter funding.

If you’re willing to help spread the word, even just a quick Facebook or Twitter post, maybe on another forum you post on or your blog… please know, it’d actually be genuinely appreciated. This Kickstarter campaign really would not have worked out without kind folks (and the press) spreading the word, saying kind things on their blog and elsewhere… it means so much to us at the label and the band as well. We’re all VERY excited to get the finished LPs, which are in the initial stages of production already :)

THANK YOU to everyone and anyone who’s helped contribute to this project in any way, be it pledging for the album, talking trash on a message board, just listening to and enjoying the tunes… or any other way you may have interacted with this crazy thing.

Thanks again, peace!

-Team Robo

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roboticempire/tilts-debut-album-release-on-vinyl-digital-and-way

EIGHT new t-shirts (and a LIMITED PRINT) from MAN IS THE BASTARD, TORCHE, RAEIN, RAINBATH VISUAL and more!

Like a bunch of squirrels, we’ve been obtaining and stashing the goods left and right this winter season, and must now unleash this MASSIVE stack of stuff on ye! This update is STUPID big, and we’ve got a lot of goodness within including EIGHT new shirts/hoodies, and so we should probably just dive right in. Alrighty then…


We’ve officially licensed a slew of new t-shirts (and one hoodie) from MAN IS THE BASTARD / BASTARD NOISE, TORCHE, RAEIN, RAINBATH VISUAL (including a ltd edition print) and our own freakedout Robo-homage to the mighty ZIG ZAG. With a “natural color” theme unintentionally dominating this batch of shirts (forest/cardinal/bone/snow/etc), some of these turned out pretty outrageous, so we suggest you just cut to the chase and check em out direct yourself:

* MAN IS THE BASTARD / BASTARD NOISE shirts and albums
* RAEIN shirts and albums
* RAINBATH VISUAL shirts and prints
* ROBOTIC EMPIRE shirts
* TORCHE shirts, hoodies and albums

Bigger photos of each new design can individually be seen here: MITB / BN – Skulls-All-Over, TORCHE – Ciou Elephant (light tan), Robo ZIG ZAG homage, RAEIN – Triangle, RAINBATH VISUAL – Natural Selection, TORCHE – Ciou Elephant (forest green), MITB / BN – Big Skull on Brown.


As for the print part of the glorious RAINBATH VISUAL design, we’ve done up our inaugural “artist series” poster properly! This is something we’ve wanted to kick off for years, and finally got the fire under our asses when this intricate new design hit us square in the brains! There’s so much going on in this drawing that you can stare at it for ages (sober or enhanced) and keep seeing new things. So we hit up our Seattle pals at Broken Press (NEUROSIS, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, etc) and they banged out a beautiful 75 posters for us! We’ve kept a few for ourselves and of course gave the mighty RAINBATH VISUAL some copies, and at 18″ x 24″ in size we are hoping (and half-expecting) that the remaining copies won’t last a super long time.

Unlike the equally gnarly t-shirt version of this killer image, the poster is actually two colors (white and black) on a nice 100lb pewter grey paper. Since this is our first official “artist series” poster, we are doing it up right with hand-numbered high quality prints, heavyweight tubes, kraft paper protecting this beauty and a lot of care going into the packaging and shipping of this thing. RAINBATH VISUAL‘s awesome Natural Selection print and some other odd screenprinted stuff is now available in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.


Appropriately and coincidentally enough, the new shirt colors almost perfectly align with our year-end holiday-colored-vinyl triple sale, where all RED, WHITE and GREEN vinyl is 15% off. This is only running until the 31st, so last chance to dance on these varied records on the cheap!

* GREEN COLORED VINYL – 15% off
* WHITE COLORED VINYL – 15% off
* RED COLORED VINYL – 15% off

Each color of vinyl, regardless of band/genre/price/label/whatever is 15% off throughout the next few days, so yeah definitely check it out at the Robotic Empire – Online Store while ya can!

Beyond that we’ve also had a MEGA amount of new items and restocks come our way over the past couple weeks. An overwhelming amount really, predominantly large vinyl too, so please help us get some of our minimal space back!!

There’s so much awesome stuff new to the Robotic Empire – Online Store here that we’re definitely gonna miss highlighting some greats, but obviously noteworthy new items include ANNE‘s blissful debut shoegazer album Dream Punx, THE BASTARD NOISE‘s newest bludgeoner on wax, THE BODY 2xLPs on color, the beautiful screenprinted CHILD BITE / DOPE BODY split 1-sided LP, an old INDECISION hardcore classic finally available on vinyl, the crushing JESUIT discography, the PG.99 / MAJ RULE split finally back in print, a new WHITE SH!T split (mbrs of KARP / BIG BUSINESS / MELVINS / etc), WHITEHORSE vinyl and more from At A Loss, BENEATH OBLIVION, BEWARE OF SAFETY, JUNIUS / ROSETTA LPs (aka HEAPS of awesome stuff) from the ever-impressive Mylene Sheath, a near-literal BOATLOAD of Denovai import vinyl across the board, more raging A389 bangers… honestly, the whole dang list is looking pretty good, just check it out:

NEW ITEMS:
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows Remix Compilation – GOLD WITH BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Anne – Dream Punx – BLACK VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* AUN – Black Pyramid 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – Phantom Ghost 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – VII 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Beneath Oblivion – From Man To Dust – ORANGE & BLACK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Beware of Safety – Leaves/Scars – BROWN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Birds Of Passage – Without The World 12″+BOOK (Denovali) $23.99
* Birds Of Passage / Leonardo Rosado – Dear And Unfamiliar 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Blackfilm – Self-Titled 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Blueneck – Repetitions 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The / Braveyoung – Nothing Passes CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* Child Bite / Dope Body – Split – 1-Sided COLORED VINYL 12″ (Forge Again) $10.99
* Contemporary Noise Sextet, The – Ghostwriter’s Joke 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Metamanoir 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Parole de Navarre 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Don’t Be Swindle – Issue #1 Zine (Don’t Be Swindle) $3.5
* Enforcers – End Of Time – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Field Rotation – Acoustic Tales 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Field Rotation – Regenzeit 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Duplex Coated Obstruction 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Paraselene 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Heaven In Her Arms / Aussitot Mort – Split 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heirs – Hunter 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Her Name Is Calla – Maw 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Flight 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Night Walks 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Indecision – Unorthodox – RED BLACK MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (Bitter Melody) $10.99
* Iroha – The End Of An Era 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Jesuit – Discography – BLACK GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Junius / Rosetta – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Kodiak / N – Collaboration 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Les Fragments De La Nuit – Demain C’etait Hier 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Omega Massif – Karpatia 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Pageninetynine / Majority Rule – Split – AQUA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Pale Creation – Twilight Haunt – BLUE WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $17.99
* Proselyte, The – Sunshine – LIGHT BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Phantom Glue) $11.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – PRINT 18″ x 24″ Poster (Broken Press) $24.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Sankt Otten – Gottes Synthesizer 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Sankt Otten / Majeure – Split 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Selaxon Lutberg – Cold House Of Love 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Terminal Sound System – Constructing Towers 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Terminal Sound System – Heavy Weather 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Totimoshi – Avenger CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* White Darkness – Tokage 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* White Sh!t / Megaf’ckers – Split 12″ (Limited Appeal) $14.99
* Whitehorse – Progression 12″ (At a Loss) $15.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Arrivals 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Heart Monitor 12″ (Denovali) $23.99

Choice restocks to the Robotic Empire – Online Store this go around involve the incredible debut from the almighty FALSE (which sold out quick for us last time), a small handful of distributor returns for the ISIS Oceanic 2xLP reissue we blew out early in the year, the awesome old DAYBREAK / GODSTOMPER split LP, INTEGRITY To Die For 10″ wax, KIDCRASH back in the house, MAJORITY RULE classics, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU freaking out the squares, WEEKEND NACHOS bringing the ruckus and more. Full list of restocks:

RESTOCKS:
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows 12″ – SWIRL COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Asra / Defeatist / Triac – Split 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Blueneck – The Fallen Host 2×10″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $24.99
* Daybreak / Godstomper – Split 12″ (At A Loss) $10.99
* False – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) $11.99
* Ghastly City Sleep – Moondrifts 2×12″ – PURPLE MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $14.99
* Heirs – Fowl 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Herra Terra – Quiet Geist 12″ – GRAPE SODA COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Integrity – To Die For 10″ (A389) $11.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Jeniferever – Choose A Bright Morning 2×12″ – BLUE GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $29.99
* Kaospilot – Shadows 12″+CD BLUE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Init) $23.99
* Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Lavinia – There Is Light Between Us 12″ – BROWN GREY COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – AQUA COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Mouth of the Architect / Kenoma – Split 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Gilead Media) $14.99
* Oak – II 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Seven Sisters Of Sleep – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $10.99
* This Will Destroy You – Moving on the Edges of Things 12″ – PICTURE DISC VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* This Will Destroy You – Self-Titled 2×12″ – COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $16.99
* Weekend Nachos – Black Earth 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Weekend Nachos – Unforgivable 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Deep Six) $9.99


Its also very worth mentioning that the TILTS Kickstarter campaign (that we started just before all the holiday madness) has thankfully been a success! We’ve still got about two weeks left to go before its a done deal, and this is kind of the last chance to get in on the more elaborate “rewards” we set up for this crazy thing.

On December 31st we’re taking down the $60 and $100 reward options that in addition to the actual vinyl LP, digital download, stickers, t-shirt and more… include a customized TEST PRESS of the album and/or your actual photo being included in the album layout! We’re ceasing each of these options a hair early so we can go ahead and wrap up the layout and get the vinyl itself into production ASAP.

This whole experiment has been pretty eye-opening in a way, and although we’ll definitely continue to release albums in the “traditional” sense without involving this platform, some more Kickstarter projects are definitely on deck… including one in the near future that may finally have Robotic Empire jumping the shark once and for all…

In the meantime, this TILTS Kickstarter is almost over and should be checked out here if you’re interested in this crazyness. Major thanks to everyone who’s been supportive of this thus far, it means a helluva lot!


In other new-release news, we’re now accepting pre-orders for the massive AIDAN BAKER 2xCD entitled The Spectrum of Distraction. Merging the discovery concepts behind the Choose Your Own Adventure book series and Zappa’s “xenochrony” theme, AIDAN BAKER has constructed 96(!) tracks by teaming up with 18 different percussionists (currently/formerly of SWANS, THE JESUS LIZARD, SLOWDIVE, KILLING JOKE, GODFLESH, JESU, LOCRIAN and many more).

Its a monstrous project, and the results are impressive to say the least. Intentionally designed to be played on shuffle, a unique listening experience is yielded each time. This release really is cool, I mean… we rarely do standalone CDs but this awesome double-album totally warrants it! Nice packaging too…

* AIDAN BAKER (and related) releases in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

There’s a whole lot of quotable words that have already been written about this encompassing project, but we figure it may be easier to just direct you to the following features/reviews for a little more insight on this massive thing:

* AIDAN BAKER feature and interview @ Pitchfork
* The Spectrum of Distraction review @ Attn Magazine
* Featurette and exclusive audio stream @ Exclaim!

PHEW, these big updates are kind of exhausting! They’re awesome too though, ramp up a lot of stuff, unleash it all and then get busy as hell furiously packing and shipping orders. Bring it on ya’ll!!!

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p.s. !!!PEACE 2011 / WASSUP 2012 HOLLA!!!

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