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City of Caterpillar announce additional reunion shows, release lost song


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:


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


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:


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

City of Caterpillar announces reunion shows


Over a dozen years after disbanding, the long defunct City of Caterpillar announce a string of reunion shows for early 2017.
The quartet initially formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2000, carving out a handful of demos and EPs before releasing their sole, self-titled album in 2002. Renown for an innovative combination of punk rock, emotional hardcore and dramatic instrumental crescendos, City of Caterpillar disbanded in late 2003 but went on to endure a postmortem legacy shared by few of their peers.
Posthumously, Pitchfork referred to them as a band “who successfully blended abstract-rock with hardcore immediacy” while All Music elaborated “The band’s moody, sometimes spastic, sometimes brooding breed of dark rock is both well-written and timeless — spacy expressionism and straight-to-the-heart honesty. Albums of this breed only come along a few times in a genre.
In 2015, renewed interest in the band grew with digital reissues of their LP and Demo + Live Recording collection, followed by a 2016 vinyl reissue of the landmark self-tited LP.
Vice’s music outlet Noisey recently revisited the group in a lengthy retrospective feature, saying that City of Caterpillarencompassed an era” and “strangled…stretched, and mutated screamo until it reflected both the shattering chaos and the eerie quietude of its time“.
Performing for the first time in 13 years with their classic lineup of Brandon Evans (guitar/vocals), Kevin Longendyke (bass/vocals), Jeff Kane (guitar) and Ryan Parrish (drums), City of Caterpillar have scheduled four East Coast shows with a slew of longtime friends’ bands supporting:
Friday, January 13th 2017 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles, Big No – 8pm, $15, 18+
Saturday, January 14th 2017 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ HIRS, Pinkwash – $15, 21+
Sunday, January 15th 2017 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage w/ Pygmy Lush, Malady – $15, All Ages
Monday, January 16th 2017 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush, Ghastly City Sleep – $15, 21+
Tickets for all shows are available via:
Philadelphia – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1360923?utm_medium=bks (tickets on sale 12pm EST)
DC – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1361287?utm_medium=bks (tickets on sale Thursday, 12pm EST)
Relevant Links:
Download City of Caterpillar – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/

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.

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

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

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

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