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Big Hush premiere their cover of Nirvana’s ‘Sifting’ via NPR Music + STORE LIST

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(photo by Travis Bozeman)

Washington, DC quartet Big Hush premiere today their cover of Nirvana‘s 1988 classic, ‘Sifting’, via NPR Music:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/04/14/473967006/big-hush-turns-nirvanas-sifting-into-a-droney-dream

Comprised of Emma Baker, Owen Wuerker, Genevieve Ludwig and Chris Taylor, Big Hush trade in their usual blissed-out shoegaze fuzz for a slightly more subtle approach to the sludgey classic. Bassist Chris Taylor (also a member of Pygmy Lush) elaborates:

“I wrote the skeleton on each of pygmylush’s [Nirvana cover] songs and this big hush song, brought them in and let the ensemble of both bands color it how they saw fit. I always approach Nirvana covers as a re-write, I’m not that talented as a player so I always try to dumb them down a bit so I can play and sing them at the same time, what happens after that is a by product of the amazingly talented musicians I keep company with.

Every member of big hush is a songbird, they can all sing incredibly well, and immediately have a catalog of harmonies to choose from, Genevieve and Emma make the scale and dynamic grand, Owen can play literally every instrument very well, and in fact he rewrote the basic riff I gave him to give it texture, on this recording he plays every instrument, organ, acoustic, bass, shaker, tambourine, and we recorded this version in one day.

Sifting was an interesting song to approach this way, it’s basically a kinda metal Melvins kinda thing, so we pretty much followed the structure and not the notes, and just tried to make it dreamy.”

The resulting cover mirrors a recent Washington Post live review of Big Hush, describing the band as such:

“Big Hush’s principal affinities with dream-pop [are] the blurry quality of its vocals and the way its steel-wool guitars scrubbed the other elements… While Big Hush is still defining its style, it’s already moved beyond predictable genre tags.”

Completing a trifecta of tributes to Nirvana‘s studio albums by Robotic Empire, on this third full-LP homage, “Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach”, Big Hush‘s cover joins a diverse array of others from the likes of Basement, Beach Slang, Circa Survive, Daughters, Defeater, The Fall of Troy, Mean Jeans, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, The Saddest Landscape, This Will Destroy You, Thou and Young Widows.

“Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” is available on vinyl and digitally this Saturday, April 16th. The vinyl is arriving now at stores for Record Store Day, and the digital release is also available for pre-order with tracks by Big Hush, Basement, Circa Survive and This Will Destroy You unlocked within for immediate download:

* iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175
* Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach
* Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D97TA56
* Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bpxmkzcu3owbpagrliipxyzdk54

Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and other streaming services will become available as of release day.

A comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of US stores carrying the Record Store Day vinyl release is as follows:

11th Street Records
1709 Records
Academy Record Annex
Alliance Entertainment
Amoeba – Berkeley
Amoeba – Hollywood
Amoeba – San Francisco
Angelos – Main
Attic Record Store Inc.
Audiopile
Aux 33 Tours
Bionic – Cypress
Black Dots
Blackbyrd
Blind Spot
Boo Boo – San Luis
Boutique Music Fear Satan
Bric-A-Brac Records
Buch Spieler Records
Bull City Records
Bullmoose Central
Cactus – Houston
CD Central
Celebrated Summer Records
Cheapo
Cobraside
Criminal Records
Crooked Beat
Culture Clash / Boogie
Darkside Records & Gallery
Dearborn Music
Diabolical Records
Dimple
Dodo Beach Gmbh
Double Decker
Down In The Valley
Dynamite Records
Easy Street
Eclipse – St. Paul
Econo Jam Records
Electric Fetus
Electric Kitsch
End Of An Ear
Euclid – New Orleans
Everyday Music
Exclusive Company
Extreme Noise Records
F.A.B.
Fabulous Jackpot
Factory Records
Fingerprints
Flat, Black & Circular
Folk Arts Rare Records
Fond Object Records
Garageland Records
Ghost Of Eastside
Going Underground
Goner Records
Good Records
Graveface
Graywhale
Grimey’S Preloved Music
Guest Room – Ok City
Guest Room Records
Guest Room Records Louisville
Harvest
Hear Again
High Fidelity
Hitt Records
Hogwild
Holy Mountain Records – Tulsa
House Of Records
Hybrid Moments
Impact
In Living Stereo
In The Moment
Independent Records
Indy CD & Vinyl
Irvington Vinyl
Joint Custody
Josey Records KC
Ka-Chunk
Kame’a
Keene On Vinyl
Kismet – St. Louis
Lakeshore Record Exchange
Landlocked Music
Last Record Store
Listen Records & CDs
Long In The Tooth
Lost Weekend – Ohio
Lous
Lovegarden
Luna Music
Lunchbox
M-Theory Music
Mad World Records
Magnolia Thunderpussy
Melodiya Records
Mills Record Company
Mind Cure Records
Mobius Records – Fairfax
Mojo – Tampa
Moldy Toes Records
Monster Music
Music Millennium
My Mind’s Eye
Newbury Comics
Omega Music
Orange Records
Park Ave Cds
Permanent Records – Chicago
Permanent Records – Highland Park
Plan 9
Planet Score Records
Pop Culture
Pork Records
Port Of Sound
Princeton Record Exchange
Pure Pop
Radioactive Records
Re-Pressed
Reckless Records – Broadway
Record Exchange – Boise
Record Room Az
Record Theatre
Red Cat Records
Red Yeti Records
Redscroll Records
Reggies Records
Repo – Philadelphia
Retrofit Records
Reverberation Vinyl
Rhythm Method
Rotate This!
Rough Trade NYC
Salzers
Schoolkids – Chapel Hill
Schoolkids – Durham
Schoolkids – Raleigh
Seasick Records AL
Second Avenue
Sig’s Lagoon
Silver Platters
Singles Going Steady
Siren
Six Forty One Rpm
Smash DC
Som Records
Sonic Boom – Toronto
Sonic Boom 2 – Ballard
Sorry State Records
Sound Cat Records
Sound Exchange – Houston
Soundgarden – Baltimore
Soundgarden – Syracuse
Spectre
Spin Cycle
Spin Records – Carlsbad
Square Records
Steady Sounds
Street Corner Music
Streetlight- Santa Cruz
Streetlight- SJ
Strictly Discs
Sub Pop
Sweat Records
The Business
The Groove
Tonevendor
Touch Vinyl
Treehouse Records
Trust Fall Records & Coffee
Twist & Shout
UHF
Underground Sounds
Urp Music Distributors
Used Kids
Vertical House
Vertigo
Village Green
Vinal Edge
Vintage Vinyl – Fords
Vinyl Countdown – Charleston
Vinyl Groove
Vinyl Rescue Project
Voltage Records
Waiting Room
Waterloo
Wax Trax – Denver
Wooden Tooth Records
Wuxtry
Young Ones
Zion’s Gate Records

This Will Destroy You stream cover of Nirvana’s “Paper Cuts” via Pitchfork

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Texas post-rock band This Will Destroy You premiere their cover of Nirvana’s “Paper Cuts” today via Pitchfork:

http://pitchfork.com/news/64621-this-will-destroy-you-cover-nirvanas-paper-cuts-listen/

The quartet, comprised of Jeremy Galindo, Chris King, Donovan Jones and Alex Bhore, enlisted the additional vocal talents of Kate Fisher and Lily Taylor to create a haunting, expanded rendition of the “Bleach”-era classic.

On their approach to reenvisioning the song, TWDY comments,

“The framework for “Paper Cuts” was a welcomed challenge to work on as the track is already doomy and repetive. Going slow and low seemed to be the way to put our own stamp on the cover while maintaining the rawness and intensity of the original.”

The cover is part of Robotic Empire’s third Nirvana tribute LP, completing a trifecta of homages to the legendary grunge band’s studio albums. “Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” is being released in conjunction with Record Store Day, akin to predecessors “Whatever Nevermind” (2015) and “In Utero: In Tribute” (2014).

“Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” will be available on both vinyl and digitally come Saturday, April 16th. The physical release is en route to stores for Record Store Day, and the digital release is available for pre-order now:

* iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175
* Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach
* Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D97TA56
* Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bpxmkzcu3owbpagrliipxyzdk54

Digital pre-orders (aside from Google Play) include immediate downloads of the This Will Destroy You track, along with previously streamed covers from Basement and Circa Survive, premiering over the last few weeks via The AV Club and Alternative Press respectively:

http://www.avclub.com/article/basement-goes-back-school-nirvana-tribute-compilat-234431

(Photo Credit: Malcolm Elijah)

BASEMENT unveil their tribute to NIRVANA’s “School”

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English rock band Basement unveil their tribute to Nirvana‘s “Bleach”-era classic, ‘School’ via The AV Club:

http://www.avclub.com/article/basement-goes-back-school-nirvana-tribute-compilat-234431

Utilizing their renown sound of heavy yet melodic hardcore/alternative rock, Basement opts for a somewhat traditional rendition of the frustrated anthem. On their approach to the song, vocalist Andrew Fisher elaborates:

“We picked ‘School’ because it’s really heavy and so simple but so good. It has two parts the whole way through. Just goes to show how dynamics can make a song interesting. Whenever we play it I wish we wrote it because it’s that good.

We flirted with the idea of trying to make it ‘our own’ and change it, but because the song is so simple everything we came up with sounded forced and wrong. Instead we thought we’d try our best to do the song justice and so recorded it live and tried to keep it as true to the original as possible. I think it came out pretty cool”

The track is found on Robotic Empire’s third tribute to Nirvana‘s legendary studio albums. “Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” completes a trifecta, with the classic debut album “Bleach” covered in full by 13 diverse artists (including Basement, Beach Slang, Big Hush, Circa Survive, Daughters, Defeater, The Fall of Troy, Mean Jeans, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, The Saddest Landscape, This Will Destroy You, Thou and Young Widows) and set for release on Saturday, April 16th (Record Store Day) on both vinyl, and digitally.

Digital pre-orders of the album are up now, with “School” available immediately:

iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175
Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach

(photo credit Harley-PethyBridge)

Robotic Empire completes Nirvana tribute trifecta with “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach”

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We are extremely stoked to announce our third Nirvana tribute LP, “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach”, completing a trifecta of homages to the legendary band’s official studio albums.

The Hall of Famer’s debut LP “Bleach” is covered in full, start to finish, by a diverse range of independent/alternative artists including Basement, Beach Slang, Big Hush, Circa Survive, Daughters, Defeater, The Fall of Troy, Mean Jeans, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, The Saddest Landscape, This Will Destroy You, Thou and Young Widows.

Appropriately reflecting Nirvana‘s rawest studio album alongside a full-circle nod to our root genres, this is arguably the darkest, heaviest release in the tribute series. A tasteful re-envision of these classic songs sees all 13 “Bleach” tracks run through the bands’ creative engines, putting an intense new perspective on these 25+ year old songs.

Today, Circa Survive premiers their cover of ‘Love Buzz’, originally written/performed by Shocking Blue but made infamous by Nirvana. Alternative Press is streaming the song now along with a brief Q&A with the band:

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/circa_survive_cover_nirvanas_love_buzz_on_nirvana_tribute_album_exclusive

On their method of covering a cover, Brendan Ekstrom from Circa Survive says:

“It’s hard to explain but in my mind ‘Love Buzz’ is a Nirvana song. It’s one of the first songs that I obsessed over when I was 14 years old and was learning to play guitar. At the time, I thought Nirvana wrote it. It just fit so well with the rest of the record…. I didn’t need to listen to the originals when the band who was making me believe in music had their own amazing version for me to listen to.”

Circa Survive is one of three reoccurring bands who’ve contributed to all of the Nirvana tribute LPs Robotic Empire’s issued, including 2015’s “Whatever Nevermind” and 2014’s “In Utero: In Tribute”. Like both previous tributes, the vinyl edition of “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach” is being released in conjunction with Record Store Day, occurring on Saturday, April 16th this year.

The Record Store Day edition exclusive metallic-silver vinyl color and includes a bonus oversized poster, with standard editions (sans poster) to follow RSD via our Online Store. All copies include a high-quality digital download of the full release.

The album will also be released digitally across all major platforms on Saturday, April 16th, with iTunes and Bandcamp pre-orders live now, including an immediate download of the Circa Survive cover for pre-orderers:

iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175

Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach

“Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach” Full Track Listing:

Defeater – Blew

Thou – Floyd the Barber

Beach Slang – About a Girl

Basement – School

Circa Survive – Love Buzz

This Will Destroy You – Paper Cuts

Young Widows – Negative Creep

Mean Jeans – Scoff

Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place – Swap Meet

The Fall of Troy – Mr. Moustache

Big Hush – Sifting

Daughters – Big Cheese

The Saddest Landscape – Downer

Robotic Empire BLACK FRIDAY sale: 25% off ENTIRE store + new releases, 150 deep discounted items, found stuff and more!


The biggest sale we’ve ever offered? Hopefully this doesn’t crash our site!

Fully “Black Friday” indulgent, we’re going berzerk by offering 25% off ALL orders over 25 bucks (using the coupon code “ROBOBLACKFRIDAY” at checkout) PLUS throwing in a free record with every discounted order! Beyond that, we’re giving away free shirts to all $50+ orders, have listed 150+ items on a heavy discount and nearly 20 newly-added/lost/found/and/or exclusive items to offer up as well. In other words, it’s massive over at the Robotic Empire – Online Store.


The full lists of discounted and new/re-upped titles can be found below, but we also want to highlight a few things of note. The cult fave Grateful Dead x Misfits Steal Yr Skull image returns, now emblazoned into a soft enamel pin! With raised dyed-black metal contrasting the brilliant white enamel, this 1.25″ circular pin is limited to just 100 pieces. If it’s anything like the t-shirts were, we imagine the pins we scored will go quickly. Available now in our Online Store.


Robo-related, a distributor return of our Whatever Nevermind Nirvana tribute LP has surfaced, with copies of the Record Store Day edition of that sold-out title now briefly available in our Online Store. 12″+7″ both on translucent blue vinyl with an oversized poster, this second in our full-album Nirvana tribute series features reworked renditions of the entire Nevermind album by YOUNG WIDOWS, TORCHE, KYLESA, CAVE IN, BORIS, LA DISPUTE, WHITE REAPER, CIRCA SURVIVE, TOUCHE AMORE, WRONG, PYGMY LUSH, NOTHING and THOU, in that order.


Fairly-Robo-related is the recent import of HENRYSPENNCER‘s lastest album, Saturn, for which Robotic Empire released the digital version of. Two years in the making, France’s Henryspenncer have crafted a dense album with Saturn, torn between cosmos, desert and concrete; both narrative and abstract, gloomy and luminous, the psych/folk/drone mix contained within is simply incredible. An album teaser has been launched on our YouTube channel over yonder.

Recorded at Holy Mountain Studios in London, engineered and mixed by Misha Hering, mastered by James Plotkin and with artwork by Valentin Féron, Saturn is now available as an import LP in our Online Store, and via all major digital outlets:

iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/saturn/id1052950907
Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/5W4LbVmqZoSRm9NlNcdFK0
Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Saturn-Henryspenncer/dp/B0179B0ETE
Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/henryspenncer-saturn


Lastly-Robo-related is a small but strong test press offerings exclusive to our Black Friday sale, with some classics and other rarities on offer only in our Online Store. Quantities are extremely limited so get in there quick if yas interested!

Beyond all that cool stuff, we’ve also scored some killer new domestic and import vinyl from the likes of BEACH SLANG (!), COLISEUM, CRIPPLE BASTARDS, FUNERAL MOTH, NADJA, WILL HAVEN and a killer cassette comp from Land Animal records, along with some other tasty bangers:

NEW ITEMS & RE-UPS:
* Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us 12″ (Polyvinyl) $18.99
* Coliseum – Sister Faith 12″ (Holy Roar) $24.99
* Cripple Bastards + Twys – Twys Dissecting and Recomposing Cripple Bastards 12″ (Trips and Traume) $17.99
* Employed To Serve – Greyer Than You Remember 12″ (Holy Roar) $12.99
* Funeral Moth – Dense Fog 2×12″ (Throne) $24.99
* Grateful Dead x Misfits – Steal Yr Skull – Enamel Pin $5.99
* Henryspenncer – Saturn 12″ (Trips and Traume) $17.99
* Nadja / Vampillia – Imperfection 12″ (Throne) $13.99
* Nenia – La Casa del Dolore 12″ (Trips and Traume) $17.99
* Serpents Lair- Demo MMXIV 12″ (Throne) $13.99
* Slabdragger – Regress – Colored Vinyl 2×12″ (Holy Roar) $24.99
* Svalbard – One Day All This Will End 12″ (Holy Roar) $12.99
* Various Artists – Ra Meat Cassette (Land Animal) $5.99
* Various Artists – Whatever Nevermind 12″+7″ – Record Store Day Edition (Robotic Empire) $29.99
* Vulturum – Vivi di Luce Riflessa Voraussage 12″ (Trips and Traume) $17.99
* Will Haven – Von Dire – Yellow Colored Vinyl 12″ (Holy Roar) $12.99
* Zu – Carboniferous 12″ (Trips and Traume) $17.99

In addition to all orders over $25 receiving 25% off with the “ROBOBLACKFRIDAY” coupon code, we’ve also done a massive deep-discount session to over 150 titles in the Robotic Empire – Online Store. There is stuff from just about every genre under the sun here, so this is a great time to take a chance on something new – as the coupon code DOES apply to the titles below as well. Here’s the insane full list:

SALE ITEMS:
* A Fine Boat That Coffin / Am I Dead Yet / Mock Heroic / Utarid – Split 12″ – $4.99
* Accept Death – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
* Across Tundras / Lark’s Tongue – Split – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
* Adrift – Black Heart Bleeds Black 2×12″ – $9.99
* Adult Crash – Unfinished Business 12″ – $1.99
* Afterlife Kids – Morgengrauen 12″ – $4.99
* Aidan Baker – Shape Of Snakes Book – $4.99
* Amarok / Enth – Split 12″ – $4.99
* American Heritage – Sedentary 12″ – $4.99
* Amort – Winter Tales 12″ – $4.99
* Ancre – Nacre – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
* Anne – Dream Punx 12″ – $9.99
* Antilles – Self-Titled – 1-Sided 12″ – $4.99
* Anti Ritual – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
* Arktika – At Zero – COLORED VINYL 2×12″ – $16.99
* Arktika – Symmetry – CLEAR WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
* Aseethe / Shores of the Tundra – Split 12″ – $4.99
* Asra / Defeatist / Triac – Split 12″ – $4.99
* Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess 2×12″ – $14.99
* Austrasian Goat, The – Stains Of Resignation 2×12″ – $14.99
* Austrasian Goat, The – Paved Intentions 2×12″ – $9.99
* Autarkeia – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
* Batillus – Concrete Sustain 12″ – $4.99
* Battlefields – Entourage Of The Archaic – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
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* Birushanah / Drain The Sky – Split – CLEAR YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ – $1.99
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* Blackfilm – Self-Titled 2×12″ – $14.99
* Blind Shake – Seriousness 12″ – $4.99
* Blueneck – Repetitions 12″ – $9.99
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* Blueneck – The Fallen Host 12″ – $9.99
* Bone Dance – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
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* Daybreak / Godstomper – Split 12″ – $4.99
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* Die Young – Graven Images – WHITE BLUE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ – .99 CENTS!
* DOC – Decomposition Fantsay – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ – $6.99
* Dramamine – Green Horse 12″ – $3.99
* Dropdead – Self Titled 1993 – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $9.99
* Earthless – Live at Roadburn 2×12″ – $7.99
* Environmental Youth Crunch – Let’s Ride 12″ – $4.99
* Fashion Week – Pret A Porter 12″ – $9.99
* Field Rotation – Acoustic Tales 2×12″ – $14.99
* Final Club, The – Blank Entertainment 12″ – $4.99
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* FT (The Shadow Government) – Guns Of August 12″ – $2.99
* FT (The Shadow Government) – The Black And White Album 12″ – $2.99
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* Gentle Art of Chokin – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
* Ghostlimb – Bearings & Distance and Self-Titled Repress 12″ – $4.99
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* Her Name Is Calla – The Heritage 12″ – $4.99
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* HKY – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
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* Horders – Fimbulvetr 12″ – $4.99
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* Infinite Light LTD – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ – $9.99
* Iroha – Self-Titled 2×12″ – $9.99
* Iroha – The End Of An Era – 10″ – $9.99
* Iroha / Fragment – Split – 180 GRAM 12″ – $7.99
* Jacuzzi Boys – No Seasons 12″ – $7.99
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* Perfect Future – Old Wounds: Warmth In The Winter Of 1914 & 1915 – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $7.99
* Phobia – Loud, Proud, and Grind as F’k 12″ – $7.99
* Phobia – Remnants Of Filth 12″ – $7.99
* Polar Bear Club – Chasing Hamburg – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $7.99
* Primitive Man / Fister – Split 12″ – $7.99
* Protestant – Reclamation 12″ – $7.99
* Protestant – In Thy Name 12″ – $7.99
* Reivers – Sympathetic Shock 12″ – $7.99
* Radical Dads – Mega Rama 12″ – $7.99
* Rat Columns – Do You Remember Real Pain 12″ – $7.99
* Resurrectionists / Lich – Split 12″ – $7.99
* Revok – Grief Is My New Moniker 2×12″ – $9.99
* Ruined Families – Blank Language 12″ – $7.99
* Salome – Terminal 2×12″ – $14.99
* Sankt Otten – Gottes Synthesizer – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ – $19.99
* Sankt Otten – Morgen Wielder Lustig – CLEAR BLUE HAZE COLORED VINYL 12″+CD – $14.99
* Sankt Otten / Majeure – Split – BLUE WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ – $14.99
* Secret Smoker – Terminal Architecture – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $7.99
* Selaxon Lutberg – Cold House Of Love – CLEAR WITH PINK HAZE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $9.99
* Slaughter Strike – At Life’s End 12″ – 99 CENTS!
* Sofy Major – Idolize 12″ – $9.99
* Sofy Major – Permission to Engage 2×12″ – $14.99
* Sofy Major – Waste 12″ – $9.99
* Sofy Major / Membrane – Split – CLEAR WITH WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″+CD – $9.99
* Stirling Says – Balboa 12″ – $4.99
* Stuntman – Incorporate The ..Excess – CONFETTI COLORED VINYL 12″ – $9.99
* Sunflare – Young Love 12″ – $9.99
* Sutekh Hexen – Empyraisch 12″ – $7.99
* Tar Feathers / Happiness – Split – NEON PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ – $7.99
* Teenage Kicks – Uptight 12″ – $4.99
* Tellusian – Collision 12″ – $7.99
* Terminal Sound System – Heavy Weather – BABY BLUE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ – $19.99
* Terminal Sound System – Constructing Towers 2×12″ – $19.99
* Terror Bird – Secret Rituals 12″ – $7.99
* Terzij de Horde – A Rage of Rapture 12″ – $7.99
* Towers – Full Circle 12″ – $7.99
* Traindodge – I Am Forever 12″ – $7.99
* Tubers – Anachronous – TEAL COLORED VINYL 12″ – $7.99
* Unholy Thoughts – The Attic 12″ – $7.99
* Waifle – The Music Stops, The Man Dies 12″ – $7.99
* Waco F’k – Eliminate Culture 12″ – $4.99
* Watertank – Sleepwalk 12″ – $9.99
* Weekend Nachos – Unforgivable – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ – $7.99
* White Darkness – Tokage – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ – $19.99
* White Hills – Live At Roaburn 12″ – 9.99
* White Reaper – Self Titled – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ – $9.99
* Withers – Lightmares 12″ – $7.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Heart Monitor – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ – $14.99
* Zachary Cale – Noise of Welcome 12″ – $7.99
* Various Artists – Butcher’s Waltz 12″ – $7.99
* Various Artists – Clone (Fistula/Crowskin/Etc.) – Play Slow Die Fast Vol. III 12″ – $7.99
* Various Artists – Clone (Haggatha, Laudanum, Unearthly Trance, Etc.) – Play Slow. Die Fast Vol. IV – 2×12″ – $14.99
* Various Artists – Clone (Haggatha, Laudanum, Unearthly Trance, Etc.) – Play Slow. Die Fast Vol. IV – DARK BROWN DARK GREEN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ – $14.99

Wow! Remember, orders over $25 use the “ROBOBLACKFRIDAY” coupon code for the 25% off discount + a free record of our choice. All orders over $50, be sure to also include your t-shirt size in the ‘notes’ section of checkout!

This insane sale runs through the weekend, so feel free to let folks who might be interested know. We rely almost entirely on word-of-mouth and online activity, so we genuinely appreciate all the folks who spread the word!

Big ups & Jah Bless!

-Team Robo
Robotic Empire – Online Store

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New t-shirts from WRONG, Robo & more, plus a bigass badass distro update!

Lot’s of heavy hitters for the update that will close out the month of August, including some old rarities and warehouse finds. There’s a killer new 8″ split from Ampere and Raein, we’ve picked up more releases from Coliseum and are stoked to have some Creepoid albums in the store finally.

New Thrill Jockey releases from Evan Caminiti and the recently re-vamped Holy Sons (now feat. members of Ancient Sky), then some colored wax from Planes Mistaken For Stars (one of which is an out of print version!). Sed Non Satiata albums and the new Tideland cassettes were sent in from Protagonist Records, and a solid selection of releases from Orca Wolf Records including the Self-Titled Usnea album.

Be sure to give a listen to some of the Dullest Records releases we have in stock at the moment, they have some good prices on quality 2×12″s. Glance through the mega restocks from the mighty Deathwish Inc too! All these can be found in the Robotic Empire Online Store

On the T-Shirt front we are excited to have printed up some SHIRTS! for WRONG to support their upcoming September tour w/ Black Tusk and Lazer/Wulf! Make sure you get out to see these bludgeoning fellows or plan on royal regrets… A repress of their 4 song 12″ EP on Robotic Empire is currently finishing up at the plant and we should have them in house mid September.

Black Tusk, Lazer/Wulf, and Wrong tour dates include:

9/4 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight (no Wrong)
9/5 Wilmington, NC @ 42nd St. Tavern (no Wrong)
9/6 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611 (no Wrong)
9/7 Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
9/8 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
9/9 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
9/10 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/11 Nashville. TN @ The End
9/12 Atlanta, GA @ Slaughter-Que
9/13 Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
9/14 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
9/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/16 Dallas, TX @ Doublewide
9/17 Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
9/19 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx (Black Tusk only)


If you missed out on the killer Grateful Dead / Misfits mind meld shirts we scored last year here’s your chance to grab one now. Limited quantities on these dark grey versions and we’re pretty sure this is the last time you’ll see them in the shop.


Do you like sexy warrior ladies? What if that lady is brandishing a spear? Well we’re into it! That’s why we’ve got a new Robotic Empire T-shirt sporting that exact image. Designed by your very own mailorder packer Josie (who we wouldn’t put it past to swing around a spear of her own), these come on grey shirts with a metallic gold ink. Don’t miss out, these Robo shirts generally go quick and we rarely repeat the same design twice. Collector’s items? Maybe!?!?

Oh yeah, and for anyone who still thinks Robotic Empire is based in Richmond, VA we’d like to explain how that hasn’t been the case for quite some time. Why are we even bringing this up? Well, to point out the fact that Robotic Empire is actually set up in the mountains of north east Washington state which is currently burning the hell up! Considering the killer update we have for you this week you best act fast if you see something you like, who the heck knows if it’ll all go up in smoke this time next week (see the smokey sunset photos below). So get on it!

Torche sale? Fitting…

While we’ve been wondering if our straw house warehouse (yup we said STRAW) will incinerate this month we occupied ourselves with stuccoing, liming, painting, rearranging, and resetting up the warehouse. Anytime the warehouse gets organized we’re sure to find some odds and ends… and so we have! Check the Warehouse Finds list below and grab some obscure/rare goodies. To be even more crazy, we’re going through the entire distro catalog and running what we’ll call the Alphabet Sales from now into September and maybe even into October until we’ve gone from A to Z. Massive price drops on lots of good music. We just want to freshen things up and make more room so take advantage. Phew, aren’t ya’ll lucky….  Full lists below!

NEW ITEMS:
* Ampere – Like Shadows 12″ (No Idea) $12.99
* Ampere / Raein – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 8″ (No Idea) $11.50
* Cleanteeth – Pushing Rope – COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Dullest) $17.99
* Coliseum – Anxiety’s Kiss 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Coliseum – Anxiety’s Kiss Cassette (Deathwish) $4.99
* Creepoid – Horse Heaven – SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (No Idea) $12.99
* Creepoid – Self Titled 12″ (No Idea) $12.99
* Crestfallen – Out of Print T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $9.99
* Cult Leader – Useless Animal – GOLD COLORED VINYL 7″ (Deathwish) $4.99
* Evan Caminiti – Meridian 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Fucked Up – Year of the Hare 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Hollow Sunshine – Heart Patch (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Holy Sons – Fall of Man 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Kehlvin / Fleshworld – Split 12″ (Dullest) $10.99
* Mizmor – Untitled Winter 12″ (Mizmor) $19.99
* Ninth Moon Black – Chronophage 12″ (Orca Wolf) $9.99
* Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros – MILKY CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Osedax, The – Delayed Response 2×12″ (Dullest) $17.99
* Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy – PURPLE GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (No Idea) $19.99
* Planes Mistaken For Stars – Fuck With Fire 12″ (No Idea) $12.99
* Sea Of Storms – Dead Weight 12″ (Tor Johnson) $9.99
* Sed Non Satiata – Mappo – RED WITH SILVER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Protagonist) $9.99
* Sed Non Satiata / Carrion Spring – Split 12″ (Protagonist) $9.99
* Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Tideland – Love Luster Cassette (Protagonist) $4.99
* Tilts – Dilts CD-R (Robotic Empire / Self-Released) $4.99
* Tilts – Cuatro Hombres Mask T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $9.99
* Ufomammut – Self Titled 12″ (Supernatural Cat) $9.99
* Usnea – Self Titled 2×12″ (Orca Wolf) $19.99
* Wrong – Stop Giving – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Wrong – Stop Giving – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Wrong – Stop Giving – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Wrong – Stop Giving – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99

Restocks
* Amarok / Pyramido – Split 12″ (Orca Wolf) $9.99
* Blacklisted – When People Grow, People Go 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Coliseum – Black Magic Punks 12″+DVD (Deathwish) $11.99
* Coliseum – Deluxe Reissue 2×12″ – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKED COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $19.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits – Steal Your Skull T-Shirt : Size EXTRA LARGE $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits – Steal Your Skull T-Shirt : Size LARGE $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits – Steal Your Skull T-Shirt : Size MEDIUM $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits – Steal Your Skull T-Shirt : Size SMALL $14.99
* Harms Way – Rust 12″ – GINGER ALE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Integrity – The Blacklest Curse 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Loma Prieta – Life/Less 12″ (Discos Huelga) $9.99
* Punch – They Don’t Have To Believe 12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Touche Amore – Is Survived By 12″ – CLEAR BLUE MIX COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
* Trap Them – Blissfucker 12″ – 180 GRAM VINYL (Prosthetic) $10.99
* Trap Them – SÈance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Young Widows – Easy Pain 12″ (Temporary Residence) $10.99

Sale Items: A, B, C !!
A Fine Boat That Coffin / Am I Dead Yet / Mock Heroic / Utarid – Split 12″ – $4.99
Accept Death – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
Across Tundras / Lark’s Tongue – Split – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Adrift – Black Heart Bleeds Black 2×12″ – $9.99
Adult Crash – Unfinished Business 12″ – $1.99
Afterlife Kids – Morgengrauen 12″ – $4.99
Aidan Baker – Shape Of Snakes Book – $4.99
Amarok / Enth – Split 12″ – $4.99
American Heritage – Sedentary 12″ – $4.99
Amort – Winter Tales 12″ – $4.99
Ancre – Nacre – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Anne – Dream Punx – BLACK VINYL 12″ – $9.99
Antilles – Self-Titled – 1-Sided VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Anti Ritual – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
Arktika – At Zero – COLORED VINYL 2×12″ – $16.99
Arktika – Symmetry – CLEAR WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Aseethe / Shores of the Tundra – Split 12″ – $4.99
Asra / Defeatist / Triac – Split 12″ – $4.99
Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess 2×12″ – $14.99
Austrasian Goat, The – Stains Of Resignation 2×12″ – $14.99
Austrasian Goat, The – Paved Intentions 2×12″ – $9.99
Autarkeia – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
Batillus – Concrete Sustain 12″ – $4.99
Battlefields – Entourage Of The Archaic – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Battletorn – Reflect the Filth 12″ – $4.99
Big Kids – Phone Home – BLACK VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Birushanah / Drain The Sky – Split – CLEAR YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ – $1.99
Black Fire, The – Anthems 12″ – $4.99
Blackfilm – Self-Titled – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ – $14.99
Blind Shake – Seriousness 12″ – $4.99
Blueneck – Repetitions – BLACK VINYL 12″ – $9.99
Blueneck – Scars Of The Midwest – BLACK VINYL 12″ – $9.99
Blueneck – The Fallen Host – BLACK VINYL 12″ – $9.99
Bone Dance – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Bottomfeeder – Two Minutes Hate – COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Burial Year – Pestilence 12″ – $4.99
Buried Inside – Chronoclast – 180 GRAM 12″ – $9.99
Cannabis Corpse – Tube Of The Resinated – SCHWAG COLORED VINYL 12″ – $14.99 LAST COPIES, WAREHOUSE FIND!
Capsule – No Ghost – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ – $7.99
Carne – Ville Morgue 12″ – $4.99
Catalyst, The – Voyager – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $9.99
Celeste – Animales(s) – 180 Gram BLACK VINYL 2×12″ – $24.99
Centuries – Broken Hymns 12″ – $7.99
Child Bite / Dope Body – Split – 1-Sided COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Chino Horde – Discography 2×12″ – $14.99
Civilization – Self-Titled – MARBLE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Cloud Mouth – That Ghost is Always With Me 12″ – $7.99
Coalesce – Give Them Rope 2×12″ – $14.99
Coffins / Otesanek – Split – BLUE CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Cold Craving – Beacons – GREEN OPAQUE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Constants – If Tomorrow The War 12″ – $9.99
Contemporary Noise Sextet, The – Ghostwriter’s Joke 12″ – $9.99
Cop City / Chill Pillars – Held Hostage On Planet Chill 12″ – $4.99
Cop City / Chill Pillars – Hosed 12″ – $4.99
Crowskin – Black Lava 12″ – $4.99

Warehouse Finds!
Crestfallen – Out of Print T-Shirt Size: Small
Floor – Leaves T-Shirt Size: Small
Hollow Sunshine – Heart Patch
My Bloody Valentine T-Shirt Size: Extra Large
Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: Small
Tilts – Dilts CD-R
Tilts – Cuatro Hombres Mask T-Shirt Size: Large

That’s all for August and if you’d be so kind, think RAIN, lot’s of RAIN. Raindance to the gods, Pray to Jah or do whatever else you can to kindly send RAIN thoughts our way! In the meantime we’ll keep enjoying the smokey sunsets.
Thanks everyone! – Robotic Empire Online Store

The Archivist launches newest wave of releases

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The Archivist and Robotic Empire are happy to announce the next round of digital releases newly available across the main download+streaming services (iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc). A dozen more albums and EPs are live now:

* Cloacal Kiss – Easter (originally released by Arclight Communications in 2002, members of The Sawtooth Grin and Virulence)
* Employer, Employee – Discography (combines the late 90’s early-00’s sic[sic] album and Mother Spain 7″, all physical editions and 2010 discography now out of print)
* Forstella Ford – Quietus (originally released by Level Plane in 2001)
* Forstella Ford – Retrospective (17 track collection release, originally released by Level Plane in 2003)
* Forstella Ford – Well Versed in Deception (their final album, originally released by One Day Savior in 2003)
* Harkonen – Harkonen (their debut album, originally released by Wreck Age in 1999. pre-Helms Alee)
* Hassan I Sabbah – Hassan I Sabbah EP (originally released as a limited 7″ by Robodog Records in 2000)
* Lickgoldensky – Lickgoldensky (their final album, originally released by Level Plane in 2004)
* Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Love Lost But Not Forgotten (originally released by Happy Couples Never Last in 2000)
* Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Upon the Right, I Saw a New Misery (originally released by Happy Couples Never Last in 2002)
* The Now – The Now EP (Neil Perry/Joshua Fit For Battle side project, originally released by Robodog/Robotic Empire in 2001)
* Various Artists – Drum Machine Madness EP (Grind comp w/ Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Wadge, Nemo, Pilgrim Fetus and Alien Crucifixion, originally released by Robodog/Robotic Empire in 2003)

Love-Luster-600px-rectangleIn addition to these 12 classic out of print titles now made available widespread, Robotic Empire is excited to announce digital pre-orders for Tideland‘s latest album, Love Luster:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-luster/id1002638322

Set for release on Friday, August 21st, Tideland’s Love Luster sees these Virginian masters of grungepunkalternativerock in their finest (half)hour. Album pre-orders include immediate download of the hypnotic opening downer “All I Know” (recently premiered via Noisey/Vice), along with the catchy upbeat banger “Let Me In”.

Digital pre-orders for Tideland’s Love Luster are also available via Robotic Empire’s Bandcamp page:

https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/love-luster

A lengthy list of direct links to this latest round of 12 releases can be found below, and you can follow The Archivist direct via Facebook, Bandcamp and/or our newsletter to find out about future releases:

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/thearchivistlabel
Bandcamphttp://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com
Newsletterhttps://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=page&id=15

Cloacal Kiss – Easter:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/easter/id1023535949
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5MAInsRyfQeWQicxeeDQV5
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Easter-Cloacal-Kiss/dp/B012TSCMG0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Cloacal_Kiss_Easter? id=Bpsyku75dzsvf73wodft46mndvu
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/easter

Employer, Employee – Discography:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/discography/id990819336
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/6znG4DU4iXR6KAzp3kjHJF
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Discography-Employee-Employer/dp/B00WVUGN1W
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Employer_Employee_Discography?id=B5uefvb3cg2sy2k34pfg6nqzdbu
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/employer-employee-discography

Forstella Ford – Quietus:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/quietus/id978566937
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1zAYUufaBx5OgrC4R2o1w5
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Quietus-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V2BVOC4
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Quietus?id=Bswmcxz3kdrohbe3beldspp42sq
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/quietus

Forstella Ford – Retrospective:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/retrospective/id978574191
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5RYyIcO2jlLds4L5qo2u80
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Retrospective-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V28IBOQ
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Retrospective?id=Buncmpqwkmqp5sa7yi7claom4si
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/retrospective

Forstella Ford – Well Versed in Deception:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/well-versed-in-deception/id978561716
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/49zONLrPtBAWRMZvPwcmTj
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Well-Versed-Deception-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V28C0YS
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Well_Versed_in_Deception?id=B62troj5t6cjzfik5twypobzpka
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/well-versed-in-deception

Harkonen – Harkonen:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/harkonen/id998835815
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4cUa8HW8sN0IHtiyhdJ6m7
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Harkonen/dp/B00XZSOQFE
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Harkonen_Harkonen?id=Bwiplyrsbx4mlcn4l7xnowqjo7a
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/harkonen

Hassan I Sabbah – Hassan I Sabbah EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hassan-i-sabbah-ep/id904491989
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4geb1Uikw2ggCeeMcJnjx9
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Hassan-I-Sabbah/dp/B00MANOHO0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Hassan_I_Sabbah_Hassan_I_Sabbah?id=B5ujvze7uln3wiaxhtukosvwzbm
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/hassan-i-sabbah-self-titled-7

Lickgoldensky – Lickgoldensky:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lickgoldensky/id997700053
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0NPPaKJ3yC5kxqAbP0L8MR
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Lickgoldensky/dp/B00XZSUBUI
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Lickgoldensky_Lickgoldensky?id=B3fk2w5bkcie4mwxl6l37nhmozy
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/lickgoldensky

Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Love Lost But Not Forgotten:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-lost-but-not-forgotten/id1002533431
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/60SmcsSwobnb1TEx2YicmR
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Love-Lost-but-Not-Forgotten/dp/B00YQXJ8UU
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/album?id=Be732uehcbhrjpy7xd7zcsc5p6u
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/love-lost-but-not-forgotten

Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Upon the Right, I Saw a New Misery:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/upon-right-i-saw-new-misery/id1002599980
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/59ayHV4orWRseWJnAmhabN
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Upon-Right-Saw-Misery-Explicit/dp/B00YZR5ZE0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/album?id=Bn2bejj7344jinr52wfegtlq6by
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/upon-the-right-i-saw-a-new-misery

The Now – The Now EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-now-ep/id882958208
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4opVpNfXQnFXikfyl6ium3
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KNWWTIG
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Ba4nqm226tyq6d4opctxouv3qmy
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/the-now-self-titled-ep

Various Artists – Drum Machine Madness EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drum-machine-madness-ep/id988357189
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5xO65qNO1EwCAtudVP1xlt
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Drum-Machine-Madness-Various-artists/dp/B00WFO5XL0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Various_Artists_Drum_Machine_Madness?id=B6hosc2gruh63oz6wj5yc4gue2y
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-drum-machine-madness-comp

The first 15 digital releases from The Archivist launched less than 6 months ago as a method to make widespread availability of influential and inspiring music that may not otherwise reach fans worldwide. This included material from City of Caterpillar, Forcefedglass (mem Converge), Idolands (mem Daughters), Joshua Fit For Battle, Majority Rule, Riddle of Steel (pre-Tilts/Torche), Transistor Transistor, Welcome The Plague Year and Wraith (Capsule/Wrong/ex-Kylesa member Eric Hernandez side project).

The initial announcement and full list of those releases along with all relevant links can be found here:

https://www.roboticempire.com/digital-reissuerarities-label-the-archivist-launched/

Powerupdate to the Robotic Empire – Online Store (new titles from HOLLOW SUNSHINE, ROSETTA, THOU and more)

A small but powerful update to the Robotic Empire – Online Store this round, with some burly new titles freshly in house: new releases from HOLLOW SUNSHINE, THOU, and ROSETTA and more! Also a great new release from North Carolina band BASK which we’ve been jammin’ pretty hard lately, check them out if you enjoy bands along the lines of ANCIENT SKY & ACROSS TUNDRAS. Worth re-highlighting too is the bangin’ new ANCIENT SKYMosaic tapes in the online store NOW: Mosaic Tapes!

Hope everyone got the time they needed to take advantage of the T-shirt sale we ran last month, thanks for picking up some new threads and helping us make room for new designs coming into the shop in the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for a new digs from WRONG and a flash new ROBOTIC EMPIRE label shirt as well!

THOU has just smashed some killer shows with FALSE and have more great shows lined up for October with THE BODY, so we’ve decided to put both The Sacrifice & Baton Rouge 12″s on sale to give everyone the chance to pick up those amazing mega-EPs if you haven’t already. You can find those here Thou Sale! along with their new split with GREAT FALLS.

Here’s the complete list of everything new to the shop this round plus a list below from our previous update in July:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS
* Bask – American Hollow 12″ (Wonder) $14.99
* Cloud Rat – Moksha 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Cloud Rat / Xtra Vomit – Split – BROWN COLORED VINYL 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Hollow Sunshine – Bring Gold – MILKY CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Iron Pier) $9.99
* Le Almeida – Paraleloplasmos 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Republic of Dreams / Autarkeia – Split 7″ (IFB) $4.99
* Rosetta – Quintessential Ephemera – GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (War Crime) $23.99
* SFN / In Disgust – Split 7″ (Drugged Conscience) $4.99
* Tape Rec – Death Friends 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Thou / Great Falls – Split 7″ (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Wymyn’s Prysyn – Head in a Vise 12″ (Drugged Conscience) $9.99

JULY NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS
* Ancient Sky – Mosaic 12″ (Wharf Cat) $18.99
* Ancient Sky – Mosaic Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Boris / Merzbow – Sun Baked Snow Cave 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cave In – Antenna 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cave In – Creative Eclipses 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Cave In – Shapeshifter Dead Already Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Cave In – White Silence 12″ (Hydra Head) $11.99
* Converge – Caring & Killing – Early Years 11-14 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cripple Bastards – Misantropo A Senso Unico – Redux Edition 12″+7″ (Foad) $15.99
* Daughters – Daughters 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Discordance Axis – Jouhou 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Discordance Axis – Original Sound Version 12-5 – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″+7″ (Hydra Head) $22.99
* Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire 12″ (Avalanche) $11.99
* Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Godflesh – Decline & Fall Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Godflesh – Decline & Fall 12″ (Avalanche) $11.99
* Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes – Split – MILKY WHITE COLORED 1 SIDED VINYL 12″ (Mind Over Matter) $11.99
* Harvey Milk – Life…The Best Game In Town – CONFETTI COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jesu – Conqueror 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jesu – Heart Ache & Dethroned 2×12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Black Curtain 12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward 12″ *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Old Man Gloom – Meditations in B 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Old Man Gloom – Christmas 2×12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Tortuga) $19.99
* Old Man Gloom – No CASSETTE (Sige) $4.99
* Terrorizer – Before The Downfall 2×12″ (Foad) $24.99
* Yacopsae – Einstweilinge Vernichtung – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Foad) $14.99

Hit up our Online Store for all the above and many other items.