RED SPAROWES "At The Soundless Dawn" 2xLP re-press! +lots of colored vinyl, new t-shirts, etc


RED SPAROWES debut album At The Soundless Dawn has just been re-pressed and it turned out awesome! We made 1000 more copies of this long out-of-print 2×12″ with half pressed on silver colored vinyl, and the other half pressed on clear vinyl with silver smoke. Both color variations compliment the artwork well, and here is what we initially wrote about the album back when it was first released:

“Tasteful use of space can be a rarity in modern instrumental music. Los Angeles’ RED SPAROWES debut with At The Soundless Dawn, a massive album with unconventional approaches to creating aural landscapes that prove not only tasteful, but downright outstanding. With generous hints to shoegazing’s glorious past, their subtle use of reverberating guitars not only echoes the west coast’s comforting distance of surf rock, but also helps the band fluidly transfer into darker passages that flow more like orchestral movements than modern rock songs. Their softer moments resonate in dream-like sequences that drift convincingly into heavier explosions, dismissing the predictable build-ups standardized by many bands of their ilk. It seems that no matter what pace they are playing, RED SPAROWES‘ music is always in motion… and with alumni from both NEUROSIS and ISIS on board it’s not exactly a huge surprise. At The Soundless Dawn is a seven-track, double-LP album and comes housed in a stunning gatefold jacket, helping make this nothing short of a phenomenal debut.”

Although that was written over two years ago now, it’s still completely applicable as the band really did construct an incredible first album (then continuing on to create the killer followup Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun which we also just re-pressed as a few weeks back). If you have not heard the material on this album, two MP3s from it can be heard here:

* “Our Happiest Days Slowly Began To Turn Into Dust”
* “Alone And Unaware, The Landscape Was Transformed In Front Of Our Eyes”

(yep, all the song titles are really long, spelling out a story basically)


Along with the recent RED SPAROWES 2xLP re-presses, we’ve also just had a big pile of new additions and restocks to our ever-growing Robotic Empire Online Store… including some sweet new t-shirts (shown above). Done by local Richmond basement-dwellers, the SLEEP Vol 2 t-shirt came in freakishly close to our own recent BLACK SABBATH / black metal tribute/parody t-shirt & hoodie entitled Blackmetal Sabbath:


We post this again as a lot of folks overlooked it in the shadows of the last update, but they turned out fucking sweet as the print is pretty much spot-on and got printed on faux American Apparel t-shirts. These along with a whole mess of new items/restocks are now available in the Robotic Empire Online Store:

NEW STUFF:
* Achilles – “Hospice” CD (Hex) – $10.00
* Apeshit – “Demo” CD-R (Self Released) – $5.00
* Blood Brothers, The – “March On Electric Children – CLEAR / BLACK COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Three One G) – $12.00
* Bone Awl – “Not For Our Feet” 12″ (Nuclear War Now) – $15.00
* Bone Awl – “Undying Glare” 7″ (Nuclear War Now) – $7.00
* Burial Year – “Self-Titled – CLEAR w/ SMOKE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Waving Wheat) – $9.00
* Cattle Decapitation – “Homovore – SPLATTER COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Three One G) – $12.00
* Caustic Christ – “Government Job” 7″ (Havoc) – $5.00
* Caustic Christ – “Lycanthropy” 12″ (Havoc) – $10.00
* Cephalic Carnage – “Xenosapien” CD (Relapse) – $10.00
* Chinese Stars, The – “A Rare Sensation – GREEN / CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Three One G) – $10.00
* Converge / Agoraphobic Nosebleed – “The Poacher Diaries – COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Relapse) – $12.00
* Crimson Curse, The – “Both Feet In The Grave” 12″ (Three One G) – $10.00
* Earth – “Hex / Printing In The Infernal Method” 2×12″ (Southern Lord) – $16.00
* Earth – “Hibernaculum – 180 GRAM” 12″ (Southern Lord) – $12.00
* Explosions In The Sky – “The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place” 2×12″ (Temporary Resid…) – $12.00
* Growing – “Vision Swim – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Troubleman Unlimited) – $14.00
* Hot Cross – “Risk Revival” 12″ (Equal Vision) – $8.00
* Isis – “Celestial – RED/YELLOW w/ CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Escape Artist) – $16.00
* Isis – “Celestial – RED/YELLOW w/ SPLATTER COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Escape Artist) – $16.00
* Isis – “Celestial – RED/YELLOW w/ WHITE COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Escape Artist) – $16.00
* Job For A Cowboy – “Genesis” CD (Metal Blade) – $10.00
* Lightning Bolt – “Hypermagic Mountain – BLUE COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Load) – $14.00
* Lightning Bolt – “Hypermagic Mountain” CD (Load) – $10.00
* Lightning Bolt – “Self-Titled (Yellow Album)” CD (Load) – $10.00
* Lightning Bolt – “Wonderful Rainbow” CD (Load) – $10.00
* Magrudergrind / Shitstorm – “Split – EUROPEAN IMPORT” CD (Fuck Yoga) – $8.00
* Makara – “Discography – GREEN COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Blood Of The Young) – $12.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “Black – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “Black – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “Black – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “Black – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “White – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “White – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “White – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “White – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Mastodon – “Capillarian Crest” 7″ (Relapse) – $5.00
* Mastodon – “The Wolf Is Loose – PICTURE DISC” 12″ (Relapse) – $12.00
* Mayhem / Emperor – “Split Live – GREEN COLORED VINYL” 12″ (111 Records) – $16.00
* Melt Banana – “Bambis Dilemma” 12″ (Azap) – $10.00
* Meneguar – “Bury A Flower – RED COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Troubleman Unlimited) – $5.00
* Meneguar – “I Was Born At Night (reissue)” 12″ (Troubleman Unlimited) – $10.00
* Monarcs (members of Capsule) – “Apocalyptic Bebop” CDep (Escucha) – $7.00
* Neurosis – “Given To The Rising” 2×12″ (Neurot) – $20.00
* Neurosis – “Given To The Rising” CD (Neurot) – $10.00
* Oxbow – “The Narcotic Story” CD (Hydra Head) – $10.00
* Pelican – “City Of Echoes” CD (Hydra Head) – $10.00
* Red Sparowes – “At The Soundless Dawn – CLEAR w/ SMOKE COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $20.00
* Red Sparowes – “At The Soundless Dawn – SILVER COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $20.00
* Ruiner – “The Lives We Fear – ORANGE / BLACK COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Bridge Nine) – $5.00
* Russian Circles – “Upper Ninety / Re-Enter – COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Suicide Squeeze) – $5.00
* Sleep – “Vol 2 – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Sleep – “Vol 2 – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Sleep – “Vol 2 – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Sleep – “Vol 2 – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Self Released) – $12.00
* Soilent Green – “Confrontation – COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Relapse) – $10.00
* Some Girls – “The DNA Will Have Its Say – YELLOW COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Three One G) – $5.00
* Woods – “At Rear House – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Troubleman Unlimited) – $12.00

RESTOCKS:
* Amanda Woodward – “La Decadence De La Decadence” CD (Level Plane) – $9.00
* Bathtub Shitter – “Lifetime Shitlist – BROWN COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Ramen Factory) – $8.00
* Behold The Arctopus – “Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning – WHITE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Epicene) – $13.00
* Birthday Boyz – “The Bro Cycle” 12″ (Life In A Box) – $10.00
* Bucket Full Of Teeth – “I, II, III” CD (Youth Attack) – $10.00
* Bucket Full Of Teeth – “IV” CD (Level Plane) – $9.00
* Coalesce – “Give Them Rope V2.0″ CD (Edison) – $10.00
* Combatwoundedveteran – “Duck Down For The Torso – PURPLE COLORED VINYL” 10″ (No Idea) – $9.00
* Converge – “Unloved and Weeded Out” CD (Deathwish) – $10.00
* Corrupted – “El Mundo Frio” CD (HG Fact) – $20.00
* Corrupted – “Llenandose De Gusanos” 2xCD (HG Fact) – $20.00
* Corrupted – “Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos” CD (HG Fact) – $18.00
* Craw – “Bodies For Strontium 90 – PURPLE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Hydra Head) – $10.00
* Cursed – “One” CD (Deathwish) – $10.00
* Das Oath – “Self-Titled” 11″ (Youth Attack) – $11.00
* Destroyer Destroyer – “The Dead Sleep Like Us For A Reason” CD (Debello) – $9.00
* Doomriders – “Black Thunder” CD (Deathwish) – $10.00
* Envy – “All The Footprints…” CD (HG Fact) – $12.00
* Envy – “From Here To Eternity” CD (HG Fact) – $12.00
* Envy – “The Eyes of Single Eared…” CD (HG Fact) – $12.00
* Fucked Up – “Mix Tape 2″ Cassette (Deranged) – $7.00
* Godstomper – “Art Damaged Masochists Vol. 1″ 2xCD (Get The Axe) – $10.00
* Her Breath On Glass – “Building Monuments To Survival” 12″ (Ramen Factory) – $8.00
* His Hero Is Gone – “The Plot Sickens [black cover]” 12″ (Self Released) – $10.00
* Hot Cross – “Risk Revival” CD (Equal Vision) – $5.00
* Robinson – “The Great City” CD (Debello) – $9.00
* Saetia – “A Retrospective” CD (Level Plane) – $9.00
* Transistor Transistor / Wolves – “Split” CD (Level Plane) – $8.00
* Transistor Transistor – “Self-Titled” CD (Level Plane) – $9.00
* Upsilon Acrux – “Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum” 12″ (Epicene) – $13.00
* Wrangler Brutes – “Self-Titled (AKA “The Tape”)” 2×8″ (Clarence Thomas) – $16.00

Yep, another bigass update with lots of colored vinyl for all you collector freaks and new t-shirts for those more fashionable than us! Please continue to keep us busy and head on over to our Robotic Empire – Online Store… thanks and take it easy!