PYGMY LUSH "Bitter River" LP+CD+T-Shirt PRE-ORDER! & loads of Online Store updates!!

Hell has apparently froze over twice in a row here as the PYGMY LUSH debut album Bitter River is actually almost upon us AND Robotic Empire’s doing another pre-order special too! It only took us a full year to wrangle the artwork from the band but this beast is actually finished (CD) and in production (vinyl)! In reaction to this truly surprising event, we tie dyed the fuck out of some sweet PYGMY LUSH t-shirts in blissful celebration. No shit:


Yep, the first handful of folks who pre-order this album (and want a t-shirt) can get a unique and totally badass tie-dye t-shirt along with the CD or LP of Bitter River. How exactly is a purple tie-dye t-shirt “badass”? Well, the colors complement the layout freakishly well AND it’s got a scarecrow clutching a whisky bottle for good measure.

Not into the whole tie-dye thing? Well, good… only the first few people that order shirts will get one anyway and the rest get the same sweet scarecrow image on a “camel” (aka “khaki”) colored faux American Apparel t-shirt. It’s okay, they still look sweet (click here for proof). If you don’t care about shirts at all, don’t feel like you gotta order one… the vinyl and CD is available alone as well… just head on over to the Robotic Empire Online Store. For those who don’t know anything about PYGMY LUSH yet, this is what we wrote about the album:

Sterling, Virginia’s PYGMY LUSH debut with an album serving as 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. Bitter River is 16 songs that span nearly 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 picture, 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, CRESTFALLEN, HISSING CHOIR and many more. The CD version comes with a 16-page lyric book and two bonus tracks not found on the vinyl.


And hey, here’s the pressing info too:
* CD = 1000 copies
* BLACK LP = 900 copies
* OPAQUE BROWN LP = 200 copies
* TRANSLUCENT PURPLE LP = 200 copies
* “ORANGE” (RED A / YELLOW B) LP = 200 copies
* TEST PRESS LP = 10 (not for sale)

FIVE different tracks from this album have been posted online:
* Hear “Big Black River” and “The Baptism Of Isa Lee” here
* Hear “Long Pause”, “Send Bombs” and “Hurt Everything” here

If you’re convinced you want this stuff, we’re charging $8 for the CD and $12 for the LP. The shirts are an extra $15 cause the tie dying took forever to do and the “camel” shirts are on hella nice material too. For those still interested, please click here to pre-order!!

All orders will ship out within roughly a month, maybe less depending on when the vinyl arrives. You’re welcome (and encouraged) to order other stuff from our Robotic Empire Online Store along with this pre-order, but we’ll probably wait and ship it all together. However, if you really want something else you’re ordering right away, please just put a note in the “notes” section when you check out and we’ll do what we can.

We’ve also have a fairly sizeable update of new additions and re-stocks to our continuously-growing Robotic Empire Online Store, including the expanded CD version of the TORCHE Self Titled Reissue. Here’s all the new stuff since the last update (note, nobody else has this Sparrows Swarm And Sing LP!):

* Aquefrigide – “Un Caso Isolato” CD (Subsound) – $8.00
* At The Gates – “Gardens Of Grief – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* At The Gates – “Gardens Of Grief – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* At The Gates – “Gardens Of Grief – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* At The Gates – “Gardens Of Grief – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $14.00
* Battlemaster – “Warthirsting And Winterbound” CD (Forcefield) – $8.00
* Charles Bronson – “Tough Guy – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $12.00
* Charles Bronson – “Tough Guy – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $12.00
* Circle Of Dead Children – “Zero Comfort Margin – COLORED VINYL” 10″ (Arclight Comm.) – $12.00
* City Of Ships – “Live Free Or Dont” CDep (Forcefield) – $7.00
* Coffin Dancer – “Pax Romana” CDep (Denovali) – $6.00
* Coke Bust – “Demo – TRASH COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Headcount) – $5.00
* Consular – “Dont Cross The Swine” CD (Shifty) – $8.00
* Deflore – “Human Indu[b]strial” CD (Subsound) – $8.00
* Destroyer Destroyer – “The Dead Sleep Like Us For A Reason” CD (Debello) – $9.00
* Dig That Body Up Its Alive – “A Corpse Is Forever” 12″ (Rock Is Hell) – $20.00
* Eyehategod – “Classic Skull – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* Eyehategod – “Classic Skull – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* Eyehategod – “Classic Skull – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* Eyehategod – “Classic Skull – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $14.00
* Ghostlimb – “Self-Titled” 12″ (Adagio830) – $12.00
* Godflesh – “Silver Face – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* Godflesh – “Silver Face – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* Godflesh – “Silver Face – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* Godflesh – “Silver Face – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $14.00
* GP~00 – “i” CD (Forgotten Empire) – $8.00
* GP~00 – “New England” CDep (Forgotten Empire) – $6.00
* Graf Orlock – “Destination Time Tomorrow – RED COLORED VINYL” 10″ (Level Plane) – $10.00
* Graf Orlock – “Destination Time Tomorrow” CD (Level Plane) – $8.00
* Grasshopper Lies Heavy, The – “Self-Titled” CD (Forgotten Empire) – $8.00
* Gregor Samsa – “27:36 + 2Dot” 12″ (Riptide) – $14.00
* Haram – “Self-Titled” 12″ (Adagio830) – $12.00
* His Hero Is Gone – “Monuments – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* His Hero Is Gone – “Monuments – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* His Hero Is Gone – “Monuments – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* His Hero Is Gone – “Monuments – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $14.00
* Indian Summer – “Discography” 12″ (Adagio 830) – $12.00
* Indian Summer – “Hidden Arithmetic (reissue of Live Blue Universe + bonus material)” CD (Future Recordings) – $12.00
* Kaep Yroc – “Self-Titled” Cassette (Sass Bologna) – $6.00
* Kayo Dot / Bloody Panda – “Split – MARBLE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Holy Roar) – $16.00
* Locust, The – “Self-Titled” CD (GSL) – $10.00
* Neurosis – “Yin Yang – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* Neurosis – “Yin Yang – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $13.00
* Our Times – “Self-Titled” 7″ (Headcount) – $5.00
* Pygmy Lush – “Bitter River – BLACK VINYL” 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Pygmy Lush – “Bitter River – BROWN VINYL” 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Pygmy Lush – “Bitter River – ORANGE VINYL” 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Pygmy Lush – “Bitter River – PURPLE VINYL” 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Pygmy Lush – “Bitter River” CD (Robotic Empire) – $8.00
* Pygmy Lush – “Pre-Order Only Special!” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Raccoo-oo-oon – “Behold Secret Kingdom” CD (Release The Bats) – $10.00
* Raw Radar War – “Double Equals” CD (Shifty) – $8.00
* Robinson – “The Great City” CD (Debello) – $9.00
* Romance Of Young Tigers – “I Have Supped Full on Horrors” CD (Arclight Comm.) – $8.00
* RunsFasterScared – “Self-Titled” CD (Forgotten Empire) – $8.00
* Skitsystem – “Wolves / Daggers – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $12.00
* Skitsystem – “Wolves / Daggers – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $12.00
* Skitsystem – “Wolves / Daggers – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $12.00
* Skitsystem – “Wolves / Daggers – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $14.00
* Sleigher – “Worst Songs” Cassette (Sass Bologna) – $6.00
* Sparrows Swarm and Sing – “Untitled II – WHITE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Gatehouse Anchor) – $12.00
* Spazz – “Goat – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $12.00
* Spazz – “Goat – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Warlord) – $14.00
* Tigershark / Apeshit – “Split – PURPLE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Molsook) – $10.00
* Torche – “Self-Titled Reissue” CD (Robotic Empire) – $8.00
* Vanessa Van Basten – “Self-Titled – SPLATTER COLORED VINYL” 12″ (KNVBI) – $12.00
* Vanessa Van Basten – “Self-Titled – YELLOW/BROWN COLORED VINYL” 12″ (KNVBI) – $12.00
* War Kriminals – “Fully Automated” Cassette (Sass Bologna) – $6.00
* Wow, Owls! / Setup, The – “Split – MAROON COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Perpetual Motion) – $5.00
* Zach Hill and Mick Barr – “Volume 2″ 12″ (Rock Is Hell) – $18.00

Lots of great stuff! Please keep us busy this summer and head on over to the Robotic Empire Online Store. Thanks / peace!