Pg.99’s Document 8 12″ repress is available for order now! Order the Pg.99 Re-issue here!
Over the course of their mere five-year existence, Sterling, Virginia’s Pageninetynine redefined what punk rock could be. This venerable squad of miscreants from the outskirts of the nation’s capital incorporated aspects of nearly every heavy music sub- genre into a tornado of punk fury, releasing a plethora of albums, singles, splits and more, touring relentlessly and inspiring a dedicated, diehard fanbase.
Robotic Empire is pleased to announce a timely re-press of the band’s landmark Document #8 album for availability during their September reunion shows! 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.
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.
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
Strictly limited to 500 copies, this newly repressed version of Document 8 comes on purple colored vinyl encased in purple silk screened jackets complements of Broken Press in Seattle, WA. An 11×11, black and white booklet is also included. Label copies will be arriving this week and orders will ship ASAP. It’s fun to see that depending on the light, the vinyl can have various shades of purple or pink! You can pick up your copy here: Order the Document 8 Re-issue here!
I’m sure everyone read the announcement about the September 8th release we just had, but just for the heck of it, info on that spectacular album is listed again below for your consideration. Remember that any orders for the Pyrit – UFO 12″ come with a FREE Robotic Empire – Hawks T-shirt so be sure to list your shirt size in the notes when placing those orders!
Cinematic, profound and absorbing. PYRIT is the solo project of Swiss German Thomas Kuratli. This first album is the musical expression of an original literary project: the story of a journey into the body – dissolving to universe and transforming into an extraterrestrial machine.
Recorded in a parking lot , this album is full of ideas and vivid emotions while definitely pushing the limits of the oneman band. After moving from Zurich to Paris, Thomas started to work at his debut album UFO, originally drawn from Pyrit’s love of electronic, psychedelic and kraut he creates soundscapes of a deserted concrete- world, destruction and loneliness. Sometimes there is a glimpse of hope, sometimes there is not. Pyrit’s music is simultaneously loud and fragile, complex and simple, and always evolving.
Navigating between electronic psyche, gaunt blues and the soundtrack of a weightless film, Thomas exposes himself by donning the costume of a disenchanted crooner in search of the ultimate slow.
Appealing to fans of Low, David Lynch, Portishead and Kanye West’ Yeezus, this is an album you will certainly want to check out. A video for the powerful song, Dirt On the Ground, is up on youtube here – Dirt On The Ground Video and a full album visual stream with lyrics is available here: Full Album Stream
Originally pressed by Bookmaker Records in France, the limited pressing quickly sold out. Now repressed as a split collaboration between Robotic Empire in the US and Bookmaker in France (international customers please order from Bookmaker), with freshly remastered audio specific to the more widespread vinyl release and upgraded packaging with 180 gram black vinyl and a high quality digital download included.
USA Customers Order Pyrit Here and get your FREE Robotic Empire Hawks T-shirt with purchase. (remember to let us know your shirt size in the notes of your order)
Some more upcoming releases in the works: The Black Heart Procession 12″ is currently in production and has a scheduled release date for late November. The band will be also be going on tour that month! Seems we may have some Daughters cassettes in the works and yes, that Jesu – Ascension is still on our radar. That’s all for now, thanks for the support, it’s always deeply appreciated!