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Virginia’s pageninetynine and Majority Rule reform & announce seven-date benefit tour!

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Pretty damn stoked that longtime friends pageninetynine and Majority Rule are announcing a joint tour this September on the east coast. These two bands, hailing originally from northern Virginia, are reforming (in Majority Rule’s case, after thirteen years) for a special and urgent reason – to mobilize those concerned about the political climate in this country.

Each show will benefit a local grassroots organization on the frontlines fighting for civil rights, LGBT rights, youth rights, immigrant and refugee rights, and reproductive rights and justice.

The shows are as follows:

Sept. 21 – Broadberry, Richmond, VA to benefit Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
Sept. 22 – St. Stephen’s, Washington, DC to benefit Casa Ruby
Sept. 23 – Baltimore, MD to benefit 901 Arts
Sept. 24 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA to benefit Juntos
Sept. 25 – St. Vitus, New York City, NY to benefit New Sanctuary Movement NYC
Sept. 26 – Goldsounds, New York City, NY to benefit New York Legal Assistance Group
Sept. 27 – Great Scott, Boston, MA to benefit the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Action Coalition

Majority Rule and pageninetynine garnered a cult following in the 2000s, touring relentlessly in the U.S., Canada and Europe – often together. They released a split LP and at times shared members and vocal duties. In large part, the bands were fueled by a love of their community in northern Virginia.

Through these shows, they aim to share a broader love for community in general. Beneficiary organizations will be tabling and speaking at events, and members of the band are available for comment about why they are choosing to organize a series of DIY punk shows as a site of resistance. Not only do the bands want showgoers to attend – they hope people will walk away from these events with a sense of how they can participate in building communities where people stand up for others through decisive action.

More information can be found at www.majrule.com

May Store Update and Upcoming New Release Info


Hey there everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve announced a new distro update, the main reason being I had wanted to launch all these new items and restocks with the brand spankin’ new Robotic Empire website launch but things are taking a bit longer then I thought with that. Since I’m not wanting to rush the new store along, I’ve decided to go ahead and list these new additions and restocks and let you guys get at them now. There are so many great albums sitting around here staring me in the face, I couldn’t take it any longer so here’s a full May update for you below. Hopefully the new shopify store will be ready to roll later this month and it’s sure been a long time coming. A new Robotic Empire T-shirt is being designed by Aaron Powers of New Antlers and that will be available when the new store launches!

It’s been a lovely, long and rainy spring up here at Robo HQ. With all that rain there have been some massive road washouts in the area and detours up the wazoo. Here’s a neat video of one of the main washouts in Robo’s area 395 Washout Video Luckily the route I take to the post office when hauling your orders has not been affected.


When that new store launches, it may even be time to start accepting pre-orders on two new Robotic Empire releases for the summer. Thou’sPeasant 2×12″ is now underway, test presses should be headed to the band soon. A July 14th release date has been set for that one and those guys are going on tour this summer. Peasant will be available at shows and here in the Robotic Empire online store, along with a new Thou T-shirt! More info to come on that as it progresses.


The Big Hush album is currently in production for an August release date and I’m sure we’ll have them in stock long before that warm summer month arrives. Tour dates for Big Hush will be announced soon and I’m hoping to make my way off the mountain and travel to Seattle to see them live. That would certainly make my summer.

Also in related news, Pygmy Lush have written a new album and it’s about to begin mastering with Carl Saff! I’ve heard that tour dates are possible for those guys too, so I’ll keep you informed as I find out.

There are a few other things in the works over here but I’ll save those tidbits for another time. I highly suggest taking a few moments to glance down through the below lists. It would be a waste of time to try and highlight items from this update because pretty much all of it deserves your attention. I’ll just let you read down the lists and head over to the store to pick up any new tunes that strike your fancy.


The wild turkeys are out (waking me up at the crack of ass in the morning with their ridiculous gobbling..) and so are the bears. The elk have moved on to alternate summer grazing grounds now that the bulls have dropped their racks. Summer heat will be here before I know it so I’m making sure to enjoy all the cool and rainy weather hiking around with the pups in search of those elk sheds. So far no luck but things are green and lush and blooming! Please know that any orders you place from this fresh store update are directly funding the new summer Robo releases. Take care, thanks for reading, and your support is seriously appreciated!

NEW ITEMS
Aseethe – Hopes And Failure – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $11.99
Bastard Noise – The Human Waste Chronicles CD (L.White) $10.99
Bastard Noise / Brutalomania – Split – PINK COLORED VINYL 7″ (Skull) $6.99
Bastard Noise / Outermost – Split – LAVENDER COLORED VINYL 7″ (Skull) $6.99
Bastard Noise / Sickness – Death’s Door 12″ (Relapse) $10.99
Bastard Noise / The Communion – Split 7″ (Haunted Hotel) $6.99
Coliseum – House With A Curse 12″ (Temporary Residence) $14.99
Cult of Luna – Vertikal – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Alone) $29.99
Do Make Say Think – & Yet & Yet 12″ (Consetllation) $14.99
Do Make Say Think – Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead 12″ (Consetllation) $14.99
Envy – Recitation 2×12″ (Temporary Residence) $19.99
Evan Caminiti – Dreamless Sleep 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $12.99
Evan Caminiti – Toxic City Music 12″ (Dust Editions) $12.99
Grails – Black Tar Prophecies Vol’s 1,2 & 3 (Reissue) 12″ (Temporary Residence) $17.99
Grails – Chalice Hymnal 2×12″ (Temporary Residence) $22.99
Grails – Deep Politics 12″ (Temporary Residence) $17.99
Grails – Take Refuge In Clean Living Reissue 2×12″ (Temporary Residence) $17.99
Jason Molina – Pyramid Electric Co. 12″ (Secretly Canadian) $14.99
Kindling – No Generation – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Echo Canyon) $17.99
Metavar – Tetra AD – CLEAR BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Mind Over Matter) $14.99
Minus The Bear – Highly Refined Pirates 12″ (Suicide Squeeze) $17.99
Minus The Bear – Voids – 180 Gram Vinyl 12″ (Suicide Squeeze) $17.99
Monplaisir – Self-Titled 12″ (Echo Canyon) $17.99
Nightstick – Blotter – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Armageddon) $12.99
Russian Circles – Empros 12″ (Sargent House) $22.99
Russian Circles – Memorial 12″ (Sargent House) $22.99
Songs: Ohia – Axxess & Ace 12″ (Secretly Canadian) $14.99
Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain (Deluxe Reissue) 2×12″ (Secretly Canadian) $19.99
Songs: Ohia – Ghost Tropic 12″ (Secretly Canadian) $14.99
Songs: Ohia – Hecla & Griper (Reissue) 12″ (Secretly Canadian) $14.99
Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co. (Deluxe Reissue) 2×12″ (Secretly Canadian) $19.99
Songs: Ohia – Self-Titled 12″ (Secretly Canadian) $14.99
Sparhawks – The Quiet Hour – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Mind Over Matter) $14.99
Sundrug – Exit Wounds – CLEAR BLACK SMOKE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Mind Over Matter) $14.99
These Arms Are Snakes – Tail Swallower & Dove 12″ (Suicide Squeeze) $16.99
This Will Destroy You – Another Language 2×12″ (Suicide Squeeze) $22.99
This Will Destroy You – Tunnel Blanket 2×12″ (Suicide Squeeze) $19.99
Three Mile Pilot – Maps 12″ (Temporary Residence) $15.99
Three Mile Pilot – The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten 2×12″ (Temporary Residence) $15.99
Wear Your Wounds – WYW 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band – 180 Gram VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $16.99
White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again – 180 Gram PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $16.99
Young Widows – In And Out Of Youth And Lightness 12″ (Temporary Residence) $16.99

RESTOCKS
As The Sun Sets – Each Individual Voice CD (City Of Hell) 99 CENTS
Body, The – Christs, Redeemers 2×12” *VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $16.99
Body, The – No One Deserves Happiness 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Coliseum – Goddamage 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $10.99
Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind 2×12” *VINYL* (Deathwish) 19.99
Converge – Jane Doe 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) 19.99
Crippler Cross Face – Where Did We Put That Dead Horse CDep (Urchin) 99 CENTS
Cult Leader – Nothing For Us Here 12” *BROWN COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) 9.99
Cursed – III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep 12” *SILVER COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) 10.99
Cursed – Two 12” *SILVER COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) 10.99
Dropdead – Self Titled 1998 12” *BURGUNDY COLORED VINYL* (Armageddon) 14.99
Envy – A Dead Sinking Story 2×12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $19.99
Envy – Atheist’s Cornea 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $14.99
Fucked Up – Year of the Hare 12” *VINYL* (Deathwish) 9.99
Grief – Come To Grief Reissue 2×12” *CLEAR COLORED VINYL* (Alone) $29.99
Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes – Split 12” *1 Sided VINYL* (Mind Over Matter) $11.99
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon – Split 2×12” *VINYL* (Caldo Verde) $29.99
Punch – They Don’t Have To Believe 12” *YELLOW COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) 10.99
Pygmy Lush – Random oop Shirts in Larger Sizes!!!
Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12″ *180 Gram VINYL* (Lovitt) $12.99
Pygmy Lush – Old Friends 12” *180 GRAM BLACK VINYL* (Lovitt) $12.99
Railsplitter – Sunday Morning At The Church Of The Head Crushing Riff CD 99 CENTS
Russian Circles – Guidance 12” *VINYL* (Sargent House) $22.99
Russian Circles – Station 12” *VINYL* (Sargent House) $22.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door 12”+DVD *BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Behind The Mountain) $11.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door 12”+DVD *BROWN COLORED VINYL* (Behind The Mountain) $11.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door 12”+DVD *LAVENDER COLORED VINYL* (Behind The Mountain) $11.99
Scout Niblett – The Calcination Of Scout Niblett 12” *VINYL* (Drag City) $22.99
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Naturally 12” *VINYL* (Daptone) $22.99
Soilent Green – Pussy Soul 12” *BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Behind The Mountain) $10.99
Sumac – What One Becomes 2×12” *VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $22.99
Thou / The Body – Released From Love 12” *VINYL* (Vinyl Rites) $10.99
Thou / The Body – You, Whom I Have Always Hated 12” *VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $17.99
Trap Them – Séance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) 10.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) 10.99
White Reaper – Self Titled 12” *PINK COLORED VINYL* (Polyvinyl) $16.99
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate 12” *WHITE BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) 10.99
Young Widows – Easy Pain 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $11.99
Young Widows – Old Wounds 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $16.99

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Big Hush Test Presses Have Arrived!

img_2307_optBeyond excited for this one!

Big Hush will be touring this summer and we plan to have these LPs ready for them to take on the road.  Release date still TBD but in the meantime you guys can head over to their bandcamp page and give a listen to some amazing tunes.  The Robotic Empire vinyl release will combine “Who’s Smoking Your Spirit” and “Wholes” onto one LP along with one additional bonus song.

Big Hush are Genevieve Ludwig, Owen Wuerker, Chris Taylor & Emma Baker. More details to come.

https://bighush.bandcamp.com/Big-Hush-by-Travis-Bozeman600px

Robotic Empire Distro Update & Upcoming New Release Announcements!

Well, it’s been a busy start to 2017 for Robotic Empire thus far. With the Malady 12″ repress and then Isis’ – Wavering Radiant being released soon after, you guys have been keeping me busy with all the orders. Things have slowed down now and I’m all caught up on packing & shipping orders and boy does that feel good!

Winter is slowly coming to a close up here in the mountains and at this time of the year there are some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. It was a heavier winter this year but the massive snow accumulation was exciting! Some final snowmobile rides have been happening lately and seeing fresh cougar prints up in the forest was a treat. Mud season will arrive soon, bringing it’s own set of challenges, but rest assured that hard working Jeep Cherokee will haul your packages through anything!

Lots of new items and restocks had been arriving in the mail but it wasn’t possible to attend to them or do a distro update until now. I’m pleased to finally send out these lists and let you guys look over all the new additions to the online store.

Loads of new Bastard Noise releases came in, (and more are on the way!). Some extremely limited Dead albums, a wide variety of releases from Gilead Media & Magic Bullet Records (please glance at the lists, too many to individually mention). Hip Kid Records sent in some great new music and I’ve stocked Halo Of Flies newest items and the Cloud Rat repress. I encourage you to give a listen to the Tristan Welch releases. Tristan submitted a demo cassette and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to carry any material he had available at this time. That God Bless America CD is top notch.

2017 will continue to be a busy year for Robotic! Since I’m very excited about these releases why not share some status reports? Artwork is currently being set up for the Jesu – Ascension 2×12″, test presses are currently being made for the Big Hush 12″, Pygmy Lush have written and recorded a new album and test presses will begin for that one soon! Virginia Creep are working on a new cassette release & Thou’s – Peasant 2×12″ is coming together, we’ll have that ready for their summer shows.

In addition to all that fun news, after all these years Robotic Empire will be getting a new website and online store! Our current Zencart store is so old, outdated and honestly very frustrating to deal with most of the time. I CAN NOT WAIT, for the launch of the new site. Late March is the tentative time frame for that to happen but these things can’t be rushed. Excited either way, and I think you all will be too once you see the difference!

Hopefully some of that news peaks a bit of interest. I’ll keep you updated as things progress with all of the new releases and I’d love to hear any comments and feedback as to what everyone is excited for etc. Now on to the distro update, please glance over the new items and restocks and pick up some new tunes. Every dollar you spend is going directly into making those above mentioned new releases come to fruition. It can’t happen without you! Thanks everyone for the support.

New Items
Ancst – Moloch 12″ (Vendetta) $10.99
Angry Gods – The Clearning 12″ (Hip Kid) $7.99
Anicon – Exegeses 12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99
Arms Aloft – What A Time To Be Barely Alive – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) $13.99
Bastard Noise – Doomed Expedition 12″ (Skull) $17.99
Bastard Noise / U.N.D – Economy Of Death / Fall 7″ (Freak Animal) $6.99
Bastard Noise / Wiches Of Malibu – Split – YELLOW VINYL 12″ (Skull) $5.50
Boilerman – Loss Leaders 12″ (Hip Kid) $7.99
Charles Manson – Air – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Charles Manson – Trees – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Charred Remains A.K.A. Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – First Music / First Noise 7″ (Deep Six) $5.50
Coltranes, The – Never Sleep Again / Man With The Hat 12″ (Hip Kid) $7.99
Converge – Jane Doe – 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
Converge – No Heros – BROWN MIX COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
Cracked Vessel – No Path 12″ (Hip Kid) $7.99
Cursed – Two – SILVER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
Dakhma – Suna Kulto 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
Dawn Ray’d – A Thorn A Blight – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
Dead – Untitle 12″ (We Empty Rooms) $29.99
Dead / Mark Deutrom – Collective Fictions 12″ (We Empty Rooms) $29.99
Dusteaters – Transhumanism Cassette (Hip Kid) $4.99
Fister – Gemini – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Encapsulated) $9.99
Fister / Everything Went Black – Split – GREY COLORED VINYL 7″ (Encapsulated) $4.99
Gidim – Self Titled Cassette (Hip Kid) $4.99
Gloam – Hex Of Nine Heads 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $21.99
Integrity / Power Trip – Split 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Krallice – Hyperion 12″ (Gilead Media) $14.99
Lake Of Violet – The Startling Testimony of Plumb Lines – VIOLET COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) $14.99
MAKE – Pilgrimage of Loathing – 180 Gram VINYL 12″ (Accident Prone) $9.99
Man Is The Bastard: Bastard Noise – Our Earth’s Blood Part V 7″ (Skull) $5.50
Mizmor – Yodh 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $23.99
Mutilation Rites – Harbinger 12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99
Self Defense Family – Try Me – WHITE BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
Sex Snobs – Pop Songs And Other Ways To Die Cassette (Hip Kid) $4.99
Tristan Welch – Washington D.C Cassette (Self Released) $4.99
Tristan Welch / Ron Oshima – God Bless America CD (Self Released) $4.99
Vhol – Deeper Than Sky 12″ (Gilead Media) $14.99
Weak Wrists – Self-Titled 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $10.99

Restocks

Barghest – Untitled 12” *180gram VINYL* (Gilead Media) $9.99
Blacklisted – When People Grow, People Go 12” *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Bleach Everything – Free Inside 7” *CLEAR COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Charles Manson – Inner Sanctum 7” *ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $4.99
City Of Caterpillar – Self-Titled 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Repeater) $15.99
Cloud Rat – Moksha 12” *PURPLE COLORED VINYL* (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind 2×12” *VINYL* (Deathwish) $19.99
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk 12” *DARK RED COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Generation Of Vipers – Coffin Wisdom 12” *VINYL* (Gilead) $14.99
Ides Of Gemini – Carthage Between Strange Fruit 7” *VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Implodes – Reverser 12” *ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Gilead Media) $12.99
Kowloon Walled City – Grievances 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Gilead Media) $15.99
Krallice – Ygg Huur 12” *VINYL* (Gilead Media) $15.99
Loma Prieta – Self Portrait 12” *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Majority Rule – Interviews With David Frost 12” *MULTI COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Oathbreaker – Maelstrom 12” *PURPLE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Pageninetynine / Majority Rule – Split 12” *GREEN COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Sweet Cobra – Earth 12” *CLEAR ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
This Will Destroy You – Self-Titled 2×12” *GREY COLORED COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $19.99
This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain 12” *LAVENDER COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
This Will Destroy You – Moving on the Edges of Things 12” *PICTURE DISC VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
This Will Destroy You & Lymbyc Systym – Field Studies 12” *GREEN COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Thou – Heathen 2×12” *VINYL* (Howling Mine) $19.99
Vhol – Self-Titled 2×12” *VINYL* (Gilead Media) $19.99
Wormwood – Self-Titled 12” *RED COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Yellow Eyes – Sick With Bloom 12” *VINYL* (Gilead Media) $14.99

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All Isis – Wavering Radiant orders have now been shipped!

Hi everyone and thanks so much for your patience as I packed and mailed more Wavering Radiant orders than I even want to count. As of February 15th all orders have shipped and you should be getting them soon, if you haven’t already.

Since I’ve been so preoccupied with packing, I completely spaced on posting pictures of the lovely vinyl color variants. Sorry about that! Here’s some photos for you now to enjoy. Also, there are still Wavering Radiant copies available in the online store so pick one up if you haven’t already: https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=o77qinfe1nnd2qahroi9bdupc2&keyword=wavering+radiant

Coming in the next week or two will be a massive distro update with lots of new items and restocks to the store. All those goodies are here in house and have just been piling up as I kept packing orders like a maniac. Stay tuned for that update and if you’ve not signed up for our Email newsletter now is the time: https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=page&id=15&zenid=o77qinfe1nnd2qahroi9bdupc2

Again, a big thanks to everyone for your patience.  It takes one person a long time to carefully pack and mail all those orders, in addition to the 40 min drive to get them to the post office and mailed.  I’ve loved all the friendly messages some folks like to leave me as they place their orders.  It brings a smile to my face to read those.  You all RULE!

Malady – Self-Titled 12″ Available Now!

On our last update we were pleased to announce that Isis’Wavering Radiant 2×12″ is now available to order in the Robotic Empire Online Store: Order Wavering Radiant HERE!

We expect to get those records by the end of January for a Feb 10th release date. We’ll be shipping your orders out as soon as those arrive at our doorstep! Thanks so much for all the orders so far!


In current news, Malady is playing their first of two reunion shows tonight and if you were lucky enough to get a ticket to one of those we know you’ll enjoy yourself! The band will have their newly repressed 12″ with them for sale so be sure to pick up a record from them in person. We expect our copies to arrive next week so we’re going to list these up for sale in the online store right now. You can grab a copy through us if you are unable to see the band live.

Malady’s sole LP is a unique release, simultaneously embracing and disregarding the abrasive sounds the five members first gained notoriety for as founders of pg.99 and City of Caterpillar.

Originally released in the mid-00’s, this self-titled album looks even further to the members’ roots of grunge, alternative and punk rock music. These styles’ straightforward nature mutated with the chaotic sounds of emotional hardcore blend into an unparalleled sound.

The records were pressed on opaque green colored vinyl with a brown splatter and we’ve yet to see how they look so we apologize for the lack of photos at this time. We’ll update the store and post some nice pictures around as soon as those show up. In the meantime, head on over to the online store and pick up your copy. Limited to 300 copies and comes with a high quality digital download. Order the Malady Repress HERE!

We’ve got a little distro update below along with the Malady announcement. New Beach Slang, Le Almeida, Sumac and Tor Johnson newest releases. Thrill Jockey restocks on a few different The Body records, Mountains restock and Oozing Wound. Check the lists below and we’ll copy the update from last month because there was some really nice stuff brought into the store at that time too. Most still available. Read on! Thanks everyone.

NEW ITEMS
Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $19.99
Le Almeida – Total Lo-Fi Genius 12″ (IFB) $7.99
Malady – Self-Titled – GREEN WITH BROWN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $15.99
Ordinary Lives – Self-Titled 7″ (Tor Johnson) $2.99
Posse – Soft Opening 12″ (Wharf Cat) $16.99
Sumac – Before You I Appear 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
Tyler Daniel Bean – On Days Soon to Pass 12″ (Tor Johnson) $7.99

RESTOCKS
Body, The – No One Deserves Happiness 2×12” BLACK VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 19.99
Body, The / Full of Hell – One Day You Will Ache 12” ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Self Released) 18.99
Body, The / Krieg – Split 12” CLEAR COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) 18.99
Body, The / Sandworm – Split 12” CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 18.99
Mountains – Mountains, Mountains, Mountains 12” BLACK VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 18.99
Oozing Wound – Earth Suck 12” BLACK VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 18.99
Oozing Wound – Retrash 12” BLACK VINYL (Thrill Jockey) 18.99

NEW ITEMS (previous update)
1 Mile North – Awakened By Decay 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Wortcunner) $24.99
American Football – Self-Titled 2006 – 180 GRAM ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $24.99
Baton Rouge – Fragments D’Eux Memes 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Crows An Wra – Kalopsia – CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Dark Blue – Red White and Dark Blue – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Frameworks – Smother – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Grumbling Fur – Furfour 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Harm Wulf – Hijrah – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Hey Colossus – In Black & Gold Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Hollow Sunshine – Coward, Leader, Omega Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Isis – Wavering Radiant – BLACK AND WHITE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
Isis – Wavering Radiant – BLUE AND WHITE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
Isis – Wavering Radiant – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
Left Cross – Servants Of Death Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Levitations – Dust 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Mere Phantoms – Famine For A Slow Death – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Meth Drinker – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Moutheater – Passing Key – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Neaux – Fell Off The Deep End Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Oathbreaker – Rheia 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
Oozing Wound – Whatever Forever – YELLOW COLORED VINYL VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $23.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey – MAGENTA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Romannis Motte – Time Sequences Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Sect – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Self Defense Family – Colicky 12″ (Iron Pier) $14.99
Senior Fellows – The Christened Remains of an Evolutionary Catastrophe 12″ (Dead Tank) $10.99
Sport – Bon Voyage – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Sport – Slow 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Statiqbloom – Mask Visions Poison 12″ (Vendetta) $10.99
Super Unison – Auto 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Swallowing – Songs For The Saved Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Totem Skin – Still Waters Run Deep 2×12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Totem Skin – Weltschmerz 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Uninhabitable – Self-Titled 12″ (All We Know) $9.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 1: TUTH / Heinali Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 2: Scattered Purgatory /Eolomea Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 3: Anders Brorby / Oomny Mozg Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99

RESTOCKS (previous update)
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk 12”- DARK RED COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Decades Failures – Goodby3 12” (Dead Tank) $9.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Integrity – The Blacklest Curse 12” – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros 12” (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy 12”- PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” (Deathwish) $9.99

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Isis – Wavering Radiant 2×12″ Pre-Orders Now Live on Online Store!

Robotic Empire is extremely excited to announce pre-orders for a long requested re-issue! Isis’Wavering Radiant 2×12″ is now available to order in the Robotic Empire Online Store: Order Wavering Radiant HERE!

Choose from Blue & White Splatter Colored Vinyl, Black & White Splatter Colored Vinyl, or Standard Black Vinyl. We expect the records to arrive mid January and they will ship out ASAP after arrival. Remember, if you are ordering other items along with the Wavering Radiant pre-order, those items will be held and will not ship until Wavering Radiant arrives to us.

The music of Isis is a suitable metaphor for their 12-year career; patient, meticulous, fraught with tension and gradually building towards an apex of seismic proportions. Isis have successfully navigated the process of growing and evolving without disavowing their initial vision. Wavering Radiant finds every component of the Isis armoury coming into equal play and becoming an audiophile’s dream. Grandiose without being over-indulgent, epic without compromising focus.

Wavering Radiant is the fifth and final full-length album by American post-metal group Isis, last released by Ipecac Recordings in 2009 and produced by Joe Barresi and recently remastered for vinyl by Mika Jussila. It stands as Isis’ last full-length album, as the band split just over a year after its release. The album continues Isis’ history of lengthy songwriting, yet presents a slight departure from the soft-loud dynamics and post-metal aesthetic which characterized previous releases.

Reviewers noted a continued increase in melody from previous releases, and many were quick to note an increased prominence of keyboardist Bryant Clifford Meyer’s work, using a Hammond B3 organ. In keeping with Isis’ retinue of concept albums, a thematic strand runs throughout, dealing with dreams and Jungian psychology. Robotic Empire is thrilled to once again to supply this gatefold, double-LP vinyl edition of ISIS’ classic album on black and limited colored vinyl!

And then in case you all missed our last distro update in November, we are relisting those items below for you to look over, lots of great tunes here:

New Items
1 Mile North – Awakened By Decay 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Wortcunner) $24.99
American Football – Self-Titled 2006 – 180 GRAM ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $24.99
Baton Rouge – Fragments D’Eux Memes 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Crows An Wra – Kalopsia – CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Dark Blue – Red White and Dark Blue – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Daughters – Canada Songs Cassette (Robotic Empire) $7.99
Frameworks – Smother – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Grumbling Fur – Furfour 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Harm Wulf – Hijrah – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Hey Colossus – In Black & Gold Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Hollow Sunshine – Coward, Leader, Omega Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Left Cross – Servants Of Death Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Levitations – Dust 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Mere Phantoms – Famine For A Slow Death – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Meth Drinker – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Moutheater – Passing Key – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Neaux – Fell Off The Deep End Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Oathbreaker – Rheia 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
Oozing Wound – Whatever Forever – YELLOW COLORED VINYL VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $23.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey – MAGENTA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Romannis Motte – Time Sequences Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Sect – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Self Defense Family – Colicky 12″ (Iron Pier) $14.99
Senior Fellows – The Christened Remains of an Evolutionary Catastrophe 12″ (Dead Tank) $10.99
Sport – Bon Voyage – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Sport – Slow 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Statiqbloom – Mask Visions Poison 12″ (Vendetta) $10.99
Super Unison – Auto 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Swallowing – Songs For The Saved Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Totem Skin – Still Waters Run Deep 2×12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Totem Skin – Weltschmerz 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Uninhabitable – Self-Titled 12″ (All We Know) $9.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 1: TUTH / Heinali Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 2: Scattered Purgatory / Eolomea Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 3: Anders Brorby / Oomny Mozg Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Virginia Creep – Self-Titled Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99

Restocks
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk 12”- DARK RED COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Decades Failures – Goodby3 12” (Dead Tank) $9.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Integrity – The Blacklest Curse 12” – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros 12” (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy 12”- PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” (Deathwish) $9.99

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Robotic Empire November Update

Well hello everyone! It’s been a while since our last distro update but so it goes sometimes. Rest assured we have some wonderful goodies for you as always though. We’re sure you’ve been paying attention to our recent cassette releases from Virginia Creep and Daughters but just in case you missed those announcements please scroll through our main Robotic Empire page and read up about them. We still have copies of those in the online store but honestly, not too many remain. One time pressing on those tapes so grab them up! Virginia Creep & Daughters Cassettes

Also, it’s been whispered through the grapevine that Virginia Creep are writing some new songs already. Oh man are we excited! Additionally we hope to release Daughter’s Self-Titled and Hell Songs on cassette soon too so keep watching our social media posts for info on that.


Lots of exciting news on the City of Caterpillar digital release front and reunion show announcements too! You can purchase and download those recordings on The Archivist’s bandcamp page here: The Archivist Bandcamp Catch them live if you can!

Thur. Jan. 12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady & Virginia Creep – ON SALE NOW
Fri. Jan. 13: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles & Big No – SOLD OUT
Sat. Jan. 14: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Pinkwash & HIRS – SOLD OUT
Sun. Jan. 15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Pygmy Lush & Malady – SOLD OUT
Mon. Jan. 16: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush & Ghastly City Sleep – SOLD OUT
Tues. Jan. 17: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Virginia Creep, Suppression & Skulk Kits – SOLD OUT
Wed. Jan. 18: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Saddest Landscape & Kindling – ON SALE NOW
Thurs. Jan. 19: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Green Dream & Coming Down – ON SALE NOW
Fri. Jan. 20: Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Reverend & Touch – ON SALE NOW
Sat. Jan. 21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars – ON SALE NOW

Again, read up on all that crucial COC news here: Robotic Empire Records

A side project / sister label to Robotic Empire, Wortcunner Records, have just released the newest album from 1 Mile North titled “Awakened By Decay”. Those are limited to 300 copies on 180 gram black vinyl and available now in the online shop. It’s been 13 years since their last release, and we are stoked to be distributing them! We also carry the two reissues of their classic albums, Minor Shadows & Glass Wars which Wortcunner re-released last year. Those have been remastered for vinyl and are on limited 180 gram colored vinyl, read more about them here: 1 Mile North Albums

New releases abound in the distro and we are excited to have copies of the Hollow Sunshine cassette store day release from Iron Pier, the new American Football on Polyvinyl, Adagio Records imports, new Planes Mistaken For Stars!! (personal favorite), and very eclectic and random cassettes from Land Animal tapes, Cactus Distro and Anthems Of The Undesirable. So much more below for you to read through, good prices too! Deathwish records restocks on critical items just in case you want to add those to your cart. Please take a moment and see if there are any new items you’d like to add to your cart, we appreciate your business more then you know. A small operation like us depends on our lovely customers like YOU! So a big THANK YOU for reading and a big THANK YOU for any purchases you have made in the past and plan to make in the future. As the flurries fall in the NE Washington mountains, we send this update out to you! Read on!

New Items
1 Mile North – Awakened By Decay 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Wortcunner) $24.99
American Football – Self-Titled 2006 – 180 GRAM ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $24.99
Baton Rouge – Fragments D’Eux Memes 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Crows An Wra – Kalopsia – CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Dark Blue – Red White and Dark Blue – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Daughters – Canada Songs Cassette (Robotic Empire) $7.99
Frameworks – Smother – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Grumbling Fur – Furfour 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Harm Wulf – Hijrah – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Hey Colossus – In Black & Gold Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Hollow Sunshine – Coward, Leader, Omega Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Left Cross – Servants Of Death Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Levitations – Dust 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Mere Phantoms – Famine For A Slow Death – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Meth Drinker – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Moutheater – Passing Key – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $9.99
Neaux – Fell Off The Deep End Cassette (Iron Pier) $5.99
Oathbreaker – Rheia 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
Oozing Wound – Whatever Forever – YELLOW COLORED VINYL VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $23.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey – MAGENTA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Romannis Motte – Time Sequences Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Sect – Self-Titled Cassette (Cactus) $7.99
Self Defense Family – Colicky 12″ (Iron Pier) $14.99
Senior Fellows – The Christened Remains of an Evolutionary Catastrophe 12″ (Dead Tank) $10.99
Sport – Bon Voyage – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Sport – Slow 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Statiqbloom – Mask Visions Poison 12″ (Vendetta) $10.99
Super Unison – Auto 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Swallowing – Songs For The Saved Cassette (Anthems Of The Undesirable) $4.99
Totem Skin – Still Waters Run Deep 2×12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Totem Skin – Weltschmerz 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
Uninhabitable – Self-Titled 12″ (All We Know) $9.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 1: TUTH / Heinali Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 2: Scattered Purgatory / Eolomea Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Various Artists – Heteroticisms Volume 3: Anders Brorby / Oomny Mozg Cassette (Land Animal) $4.99
Virginia Creep – Self-Titled Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99

Restocks
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk 12”- DARK RED COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Decades Failures – Goodby3 12” (Dead Tank) $9.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Integrity – The Blacklest Curse 12” – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros 12” (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy 12”- PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” (Deathwish) $9.99

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