PYGMY LUSH – Bitter River cassette OUT NOW + big webstore update!

We’ve been dubbing the hell out of tapes lately, and hot on the heels of the limited LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE cassette comes the debut album from PYGMY LUSH many months before it’s actual CD/LP “street date” (which we don’t know yet cause we *still* don’t have artwork even though the master has been done for months!!). Long story short, the band needed something to sell on their current tour so we knocked out a pile of tapes real fast.

This album is the culmination of every influence these fine young men have ever had, all wrapped around each other to create what essentially sounds like a seasoned band covering a solid mixtape. Sterling, Virginia’s PYGMY LUSH debut with Bitter River, 16 tracks that span pretty much the entire underground/independent music spectrum… ranging from tracks that sound like THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION to BORN AGAINST to TOM WAITS to THE JESUS LIZARD to BOB DYLAN to ONE EYED GOD PROPHECY to NIRVANA to … you get the point, right? This is an incredibly varied album but it works surprisingly well, as the five fellows of PYGMY LUSH have cut their teeth on some of Northern Virginia’s most influential punk/hardcore bands of the last decade or so including PG.99, MAJORITY RULE, MALADY, CITY OF CATERPILLAR, SAIL, HISSING CHOIR and about a million more.

Bitter River is a FULL length album that literally fills the A side of this C63 tape, while the B side is essentially a 25-minute “hidden song” that only further expands upon what PYGMY LUSH is able to pull off. While this isn’t exactly how we envisioned the initial release of this album, we’re really fucking amped on it and couldn’t be much more stoked to deliver it to you. This high-quality black cassette comes with a lyric insert, full-color cover (printed by Imprint) and is overall nicely done. So take that tape adapter out of your car stereo, dust off your ancient walkman cause this album rules and we highly recommend checking it out!

* Preview three MP3s (“Hurt Everything”, “Long Pause” and “Send Bombs”) from this album on PYGMY LUSH‘s Myspace page
* Preview one newly posted MP3 (“Big Black Hole”) from this album on Robotic Empire’s Myspace page
* View a massive image of the artwork here
* Order this tape through the Robotic Empire Online Store
* Better yet, go see the band live on tour RIGHT NOW:

04/26 – Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s (2403 W Cervantes St) – w/ Haram, City Of Ships
04/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Green Project Art Space (2831 Marais St) – w/ Haram, Big Baby
04/28 – Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9 (2237 Magnolia Ave) – w/ Haram, Random Conflict
04/29 – Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi (1309 W Main St) – w/ Haram, Tigershark
05/07 – Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Nextdoor (1021 7th Street NW) – w/ Anchors

Besides the new PYGMY LUSH and LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE cassettes, we also got a rad pile of new stuff and restocks for the Robotic Empire Online Store since the big update last week, including but not limited to:

* Behead The Prophet, No Lord Shall Live – “I Am That Great And Fiery Force” 12″ (K) – $14.00
* Cannabis Corpse (members of Municipal Waste) – “Blunted At Birth” CD (Forcefield) – $8.00
* Catalyst, The / Mass Movement Of The Moth – “Two Thousand And Six Six Six – GRAY COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Electric Human Proj.) – $9.00
* Catalyst, The / Mass Movement Of The Moth – “Two Thousand And Six Six Six” CD (Electric Human Proj.) – $9.00
* Cattle Decapitation – “Human Jerky – Pic Disc” 12″ (Accident Prone) – $10.00
* Danse Macabre – “Synkopenleben Nein Danke” CD (Electric Human Proj.) – $8.00
* Ebion / Hangmans Chair – “Split” CD (Bones Brigade) – $8.00
* Explosions In The Sky – “All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone” 2×12″ (Temporary Resid…) – $16.00 * Giants – “They, The Undeserving” CD (Medical Abuse) – $10.00
* Grails – “Burning Off Impurities” CD (Temporary Resid…) – $12.00
* Great Redneck Hope, The – “Behold The Fuck Thunder” CD (Thinker Thought) – $10.00
* Great Redneck Hope, The – “Splosion!” CD (Thinker Thought) – $10.00
* Karp – “Mustaches Wild” CD (K) – $12.00
* Karp – “Self-Titled” CD (K) – $12.00
* Karp – “Suplex” CD (K) – $12.00
* Krieg – “The Black House” CD (Red Stream) – $10.00
* Loftus – “Hugs And Drugs” CD (Monarchy) – $9.00
* Loftus – “Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Self Released) – $6.00
* Machetazo – “Ultratumba” CD (Living Dead Soc.) – $10.00
* Mae Shi, The / Rapider Than Horsepower – “Do Not Forget The Potential” 12″ (Nar Shardaa) – $10.00
* Magrudergrind / Sylvester Staline – “Split – RED SPLATTER COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Bones Brigade) – $5.00
* Mehkago NT (members of Torche, Shitstorm) – “Self-Titled” CD (To Live A Lie) – $8.00
* Meth And Goats – “Attack From Meth And Goats Mountain – GREEN/WHITE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Electric Human Proj.) – $9.00
* Meth And Goats – “Attack From Meth And Goats Mountain – LEMON/LIME COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Electric Human Proj.) – $9.00
* Meth And Goats – “Attack From Meth And Goats Mountain – PINK COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Electric Human Proj.) – $9.00
* Mono – “Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered And The Sun Shine” 2×12″ (Temporary Resid…) – $16.00
* Mono – “You Are There” 2×12″ (Temporary Resid…) – $16.00
* Morser – “Pure Scum” 12″ (Vendetta) – $12.00
* Nortt – “Ligferd” CD (Red Stream) – $10.00
* Panicsville / Wether – “Split” Cassette (No Horse Shit) – $5.00
* Part Chimp – “CUP” CD (Monitor) – $12.00
* Part Chimp – “I Am Come” CD (Monitor) – $13.00
* Pygmy Lush – “Bitter River” Cassette (Robotic Empire) – $7.00
* Racebannon – “Satans Kickin Yr Dick In” 12″ (Alone) – $12.00
* Raein – “Il Ny A Pas De Orchestre” 12″ (React With Protest) – $12.00
* Revenge – “Victory, Intolerence, Mastery” CD (Red Stream) – $10.00
* Riddle Of Steel / Dakota Dakota (pre-Russian Circles) – “Split” 7″ (Forge Again) – $5.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Youth Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Double Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $16.00
* Russian Circles – “Enter [European Import Version] – CLEAR/BLACK COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Friction) – $15.00
* Setup, The / Schematic of a Waking Life – “Split” 12″ (Electric Human Proj.) – $9.00
* Snack Truck – “Terrier Of The Pale Moon” 7″ (Blood of the Drash) – $5.00
* Souvenirs Young America – “Self-Titled – BLACK VINYL” 12″ (E-Vinyl) – $10.00
* Souvenirs Young America – “Self-Titled – COLORED VINYL” 12″ (E-Vinyl) – $12.00
* Souvenirs Young America – “September Songs” 12″ (Protagonist) – $10.00
* Spectacle, The – “I, Fail” 2×12″ (Scenester Cred.) – $14.00
* Sylvester Staline – “Gonna Spread Hard Drugs…” CD (Bones Brigade) – $9.00
* Ultra Dolphins / Order – “Split” 7″ (Blood of the Drash) – $5.00
* Various Artists – “If It Plays…” CD (Thinker Thought) – $6.00
* Wether / Sean Connolly – “Skeletal Snowcaps” CD-R (No Horse Shit) – $6.00
* Zonetech – “Stations Of The ZZZone” Cassette (Blood of the Drash) – $6.00

Thanks ya’ll, peace!

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