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City of Caterpillar announce additional reunion shows, release lost song

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One month after announcing their first live performances in 13 years, City of Caterpillar unveil a previously unreleased song and additional reunion shows in Richmond, Boston, Rochester, Detroit & Chicago for January 2017.

These five dates have been added to the recently announced (now sold out) reunion shows, with details as follow:

  • Thur. Jan. 12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady & Virginia Creep – ON SALE
  • 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
  • Thurs. Jan. 19: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Green Dream & Coming Down – ON SALE
  • Fri. Jan. 20: Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Reverend & Touch – ON SALE
  • Sat. Jan. 21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars – ON SALE

Additionally premiering today via NPR, is a long lost song recorded during the band’s self-titled album sessions but shelved due to vinyl length limitations. 14+ years later, “As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie)” is now available to listen via NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’ segment, who called the song “classic City Of Caterpillar, set in a heavy and gloomy groove… scattered by jigsaw puzzle melodies and droning overtones“. Read more / listen here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/11/13/501595372/hear-city-of-caterpillars-previously-unreleased-song-as-the-curtains-dim

“As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie)” will be available everywhere this Friday, November 18th. Digital pre-orders are now live:

iTuneshttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/as-curtains-dim-little-white/id1173761526?app=itunes
Bandcamphttps://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-curtains-dim-little-white-lie

In addition, two early City of Caterpillar recordings originally released on ‘A Split Personality’ split 7″ with pg.99 have finally been mastered, also set for digital release everywhere this Friday with pre-orders available here:

iTuneshttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/innocent-face-ghosts-shadows/id1173763469?app=itunes
Bandcamphttps://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/an-innocent-face-the-ghosts-of-shadows-passing-in-city-streets

Related Links:
Download City of Caterpillar – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/

Stream City of Caterpillar – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6zRqJkcK9YW5muISa2kwZR

Live footage – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOj7znern1UVqDxCkqoqKESZzSN_J87bG

Great Online Store Update (Alphabet Sale Continues!)


First off, a big thank you to everyone who sent some rain our way the other week when we desperately needed it! The day following the Robotic update we had 2 lovely days of steady, soaking rain, a day of clear skies and another full day of rain. The forest fires in our area are being tamed and we no longer have ash falling from the sky. Hooray! Ya’ll rule, thanks for your thoughts, and we can’t be more grateful to all the firefighters out there doing an intense job of keeping people and their homes safe! We have much to be thankful for!

Well the Grateful Dead Misfits shirts are practically sold out and folks have been picking up the new Wrong Threads along with our new Robotic Empire Shirt. Glad we could provide everyone with some rad clothing for the upcoming fall season and if you haven’t checked out those new designs yet, get on it!

This week we have a hardy little update for you with some vinyl that traveled all the way from Germany. A double LP from Olympia’s BROKEN WATER, the FUNERARY album on Vendetta and a recent WHITEHORSE album. A solid package arrived from Gilead Media that included the new FALSE record, PALE CHALICE and some other wonderful goodies. Apologies are required because we suddenly realized we launched the new CLOUD RATQliphoth album the previous week but an oversight on our part caused the album to be unavailable for purchase on the site. That’s been fixed so if you’re interested in checking out that new one please head on over to the Robotic Empire Online Store . Last but not least, we’ve got a great selection of BASTARD NOISE / MAN IS THE BASTARD albums in the store now thanks to Deep Six records. We’ll be excited to talk more about Robotic Empire’s collaboration with Eric Wood soon!

As promised, we’re continuing the Alphabet Sale with some great music from the D-H sections of our distro shelves. You can find those and all other sale items here: Sales! Please check the full lists below for everything we’ve mentioned above. Thanks everyone and have a great September season.

NEW ITEMS:
Abstracter – Wound Empire 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
Ancst / Ast – Split 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
Bastard Noise / Lack of Interest – Split 12″ (Deep Six) $10.99
Broken Water – Wrought, 45s, And Seaside 2009-2015 2×12″ (Adagio830) $23.99
Cloud Rat – Qliphoth 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $11.99
False – Untitled 2015 12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
Funerary – Starless Aeon 12″ (Vendetta) $12.99
Guerilla Poubelle / Arms Aloft – Split 7″ (Gilead Media) $4.99
Lychgate – Self-Titled 12” *180 gram VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) $10.99
Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – The Lost M.I.T.B. Sessions 12″ (Deep Six) $10.99
Man Is The Bastard / Bleeding Rectum – Split 12″ (Deep Six) $10.99
Pale Chalice – Negate the Infinite and Miraculous 12″ (Gilead Media) $10.99
Rat Columns – Do You Remember Real Pain 12″ (Adagio830) $12.99
The Endless Blockade / Bastard Noise – The Red List 12″ (Deep Six) $10.99
Vhol – Self-Titled 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
Whitehorse – Raised Into Darkness 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99

RESTOCKS:
Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12”  (Deep Six) $10.99
Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12” *VINYL* (Deep Six) $10.99
Forn – The Departure Of Consciousness 12” *VINYL* (Gilead Media) $12.99

SALE ITEMS:
Daybreak / Godstomper – Split 12″ – $4.99
Deadverse – Caution To The Wind – BLACK VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Deadverse – Carpet Burns – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
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 – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ – $14.99
Final Club, The – Blank Entertainment 12″ – $4.99
Fistula – Goat – GOLD COLORED VINYL 12″ – $9.99
Flechette – Self-Titled 12″ – $1.99
FT (The Shadow Government) – Guns Of August 12″ – $2.99
FT (The Shadow Government) – The Black And White Album – BLACK VINYL 12″ – $2.99
Gay Witch Abortion – Opportunstic Smokescreen Behavior – MARBLE GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Gentle Art of Chokin – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
Ghostlimb – Bearings & Distance and Self-Titled Repress 12″ – $4.99
Ghostlimb – Infrastructure 12″ – $4.99
Grey – Sisters OF the Wyrd – GREY CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Halo Perfecto – Hospitals In Other Countries 12″ – $2.99
Her Name Is Calla – The Heritage 12″ – $4.99
Hero Of A Hundred Fights – The Remote The Cold – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ – $2.99
HKY – Self-Titled 12″ – $4.99
Hoor-paar-Kraat – Anagram Hypnotic 12″ – $4.99
Horders – Fimbulvetr 12″ – $4.99
Hull – Viking Funeral – Ox Blood w/ Black Haze COLORED VINYL 12″ – $15.99

Robotic Empire Online Store

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