Big Hush 12″ Pre-Order, New Robo T-Shirt, Distro Update, Thou’s Peasant arrives!

July 19, 2017

Fresh off the announcement of their forthcoming debut album, dream pop quartet Big Hush has released a mind freak of a video for their track “Cough.” Taking a deep dive in the darker realms of their bedroom rock sound, the D.C. band combines pop songwriting with the opulence of shoegaze in one technicolored soundscape. Watch the video via IMPOSE today

“‘Cough’ is about being caught in a rut for so long that you lose touch with yourself and grow complacent about the shape of your life,” Big Hush says of the track. “The song is a plea that you could make to a friend, or yourself, to fight the easy temptation of viewing one’s identity as reducible, or static. We’re not as hard-wired as we think; we can always try to be better.”

Featuring members of Pygmy Lush and Flasher, Big Hush thrives in the gray area between harmony-laden melancholy, off-kilter punk, and cacophonous shoegaze. Fiercely embracing a collaborative spirit, Big Hush’s songs are imbued with the tension and tenderness requisite of intimate friendship.

Originally conceived as two separate albums, Big Hush’s debut LP, Spirit/Wholes, was recorded throughout 2014 and 2015. Chronicling a complex and gossamer aesthetic, the album’s ten tracks explore dense textures, complex arrangements and lush harmonies with a searing clarity. Now remastered for vinyl and including a brand new track, Spirit/Wholes has an official release date of August 11th and is available for pre-order now: Pre-Order the Big Hush Album Here

Catch Big Hush on tour:

July 21 @ Hardywood (Richmond, VA)
July 22 @ Radio Shack (Raleigh, NC)
July 23 @ tba (Atlanta, GA)
July 25 @ Neutral Grounds Coffee (New Orleans, LA)
July 26 @ Drkmttr (Nashville, TN)
July 27 @ Jan’s Room (Bloomington, IN)
July 28 @ The Comet (Cincinnati, OH)
July 29 @ Cole’s (Chicago, IL)
July 30 @ UFO Factory (Detroit, MI)
July 31 @ Happy Dog (Cleveland, OH)
August 1 @ Everybody Hits (Philadelphia, PA)
August 2 @ House Show The ER (Boston, MA)
August 3 @ tba (Brooklyn, NY)
August 5 @ Hole In The Sky (Washington D.C.)

Big Hush vinyl is currently in house, so once all the ThouPeasant shipment madness has settled, Big Hush orders will be packed and shipped ASAP. I hope you guys are as excited as I am for this one!

Last night the Peasant 2×12″ arrived so all pre-orders are being packed and shipped as fast as possible starting today. Thanks so much for the orders on that one! A new Thou shirt was printed up just for this Peasant release, it’s one of my favorite designs and there are still some in stock. A handful of the limited version of Peasant including a cloth patch are still available but the quantity is less then 10 copies at this time. If you want one of those jump on it now or go see those guys on tour, they just got their copies this week!

Thou Peasant Shirts and Vinyl

Remaining tour dates are as follows:

07.19.17 – Albuquerque at Moonlight Lounge (618 Central Avenue SW) at seven pm with Cognizant
07.20.17 – Dallas at Three Links (2704 Elm Street) at seven pm with Cognizant
07.21.17 – Austin at Lost Well (2421 Webberville Road) at eight pm with Communion
07.22.17 – New Orleans at First Unitarian Universalist Church (2903 Jefferson Avenue) at six pm with Silver Godling

As for the Robotic Empire Distro update, lots of great Bastard Noise releases have arrived thanks to that wonderful fellow Eric Wood! Import records and CDs are in stock from Gizeh Records in the UK. They put out high quality stuff from Aidan Baker, Nadja, and Rachel Grimes that you should certainly check out as there are only a few copies of each on hand at the moment. Tons of Flenser Records releases have been brought into the distro, some recent Expo 70 albums are here (I have only a few, all are on sold out colored vinyl so get them quick), restocks and new things from Kitty Play Records including Weasel Walter and Witches Of Malibu to name just two. Forest Swords, Bonnie Price Billy, Wooden Wand, on and on and on. Decent amount of restocks from Music Fear Satan including Jessica 93, Year Of No Light, Monarch, etc. etc. etc. Check the lists!

In addition to all this goodness there is a new Robotic Empire T-shirt in stock! Thank you Aaron Powers of New Antlers for the design. Aaron did a wonderful job of bringing a bunch of my random ideas and thoughts together into a coherent piece of art. I encourage you to check out his website, view more of his artwork and pick up a print or two that strikes your fancy. These new T-shirts are on Anvil brand lightweight shirts and screen printed by the always impressive, Broken Press in Seattle.

Please head on over to the Robotic Empire Online store and Pre-Order the Big Hush Album, grab some additional new tunes from the distro list and maybe you’ll be into the new Robo shirt too. If you haven’t picked up a copy of “Peasant”, now’s the time. Have a great rest of the summer everyone, more new releases in the pipeline! Pygmy Lush, Jesu, Pyrit, Black Heart Procession, Man Is The Bastard repress……………………………

New Releases
Aidan Baker – Half Lives CD (Gizeh) $7.99
Aidan Baker / Claire Brentnall – Delirious Things CD (Gizeh) $7.99
Aidan Baker / Karen Williams – Noonland 12″ (Gizeh) $16.99
All Your Sisters – Uncomfortable Skin – CEALR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Amps For Christ / Witches Of Malibu – Indian Hill 12″+CD (Kitty Play) $21.99
Bagarre Générale – Tohu-Bohu 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $14.99
Baroness – Purple – PICTURE DISC COLORED VINYL 12″ (Abraxan Hymns) $9.99
Bastard Noise / Antennacle – Split – BLUE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Kitty Play) $7.99
Bastard Noise / Antennacle – Split – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 7″ (Kitty Play) $7.99
Bastard Noise / Antennacle – Split – RED VINYL 7″ (Kitty Play) $7.99
Bastard Noise / Blood Red Bacteria – From Zero To Herp and Backwards – 1 SIDED ETCHED VINYL 12″ (Streaks) $14.99
Bastard Noise / Kalmex And The Riff Merchants – Ultra Sonic Holocaust – YELLOW COLORED VINY 12″ (Hear More) $14.99
Big Hush – Spirit/Wholes 12″ (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Black Wing – Is Doomed 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Blood Sun Circle – Distorted Forms 12″ (Self Released) $9.99
Boduf Songs – Stench Of Exist 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Bonnie Prince Billy – Best Troubador 12″ (Drag City) $25.99
Bosse-De-Nage – All Fours – RED COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Flenser) $19.99
Botanist – VI: Flora – CEALR BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Botanist / Palace Of Worms – The Hanging Gardens Of Hell / Ode To Joy – CLEAR SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Charred Remains / Man Is the Bastard – The Abundance Of Guns – COLORED VINYL 10″ (Deep Six) $9.99
Charred Remains/ Man Is The Bastard – First Music 7″ (Deep Six) $5.99
Dabbers, The – I Am Alien Now Cassette (Kitty Play) $7.99
Deftones – Koi No Yokan 12″ (Reprise) $9.99
Eight Bells – The Captain’s Daughter 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Expo 70 – America Here and Now Sessions – GOLD COLORED VINYL 12″ (Essence) $19.99
Expo 70 – Cleverly Mystique – COLORED VINYL 12″ (5nakefork) $24.99
Forest Swords – Compassion 12″ (Ninja Tune) $25.99
Giles Corey – Self-Titled – WITH BOOK 2×12″ (Flenser) $34.99
Government Alpha / Bastard Noise / Hiroshi Hasegawa – The Uncertainty Principle – OLIVE GREEN 7″ (Small Doses) $5.99
Have a Nice Life – The Unnatural World 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Heat Dust – Self-Titled 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
King Woman – Doubt 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Loss Of Self – Twelve Minutes 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Mamaleek – Via Dolorsa 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Muscle & Marrow – Love 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Nadja – The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With A Knife 12″ (Gizeh) $16.99
Obolus – Lament 10″ (Flenser) $9.99
Panopticon / Vestiges – Split 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Planning For Burial – Desideratum 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Rachel Grimes / Astrid – Through The Sparkle 12″ (Gizeh) $16.99
Robotic Empire – Hawks – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Robotic Empire – Hawks – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Robotic Empire – Hawks – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Robotic Empire – Hawks – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Robotic Empire – Hawks – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Robotic Empire – Hawks – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Toby Driver – Madonnawhore – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Trevor de Brauw – Uptown 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Weasel Walter – Expensive Taste Cassette (Kitty Play) $7.99
Witches Of Malibu – Part Smash Cassette (Kitty Play) $7.99
Wooden Wand – Clipper Ship 12″ (Three Lobed) $25.99
Wreck And Reference – Indifferent Rivers Romance End – RED HAZE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Flenser) $14.99
Wreck And Reference – Want 12″ (Flenser) $14.99

Bastard Noise – Dedicated to Koji Tano, Live in Montreal, Canada 2015 Cassette (Kitty Play) $7.99
Bastard Noise – The Progression Of Sickness 10” *COLORED VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99
Bastard Noise / Lack of Interest – Split 12” *VINYL* (Deep Six) $10.99
City Of Caterpillar – Self-Titled 12” *COKE BOTTLE TRANSLUCENT COLORED VINYL* (Repeater) $15.99
Huata – Atavist Of Mann 2×12” *RED COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $23.99
Jessica 93 – Rise 12” *VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $14.99
Jessica 93 – Self-Titled 12” *VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $14.99
Kongh – Counting Heartbeats 2×12” *VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $23.99
Kongh – Shadows Of The Shapeless 2×12” *VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $23.99
Lake of Blood – As Time And Tide Erodes Stone 12” *VINYL* (Flenser) $14.99
Lycus – Demo 2011 12” *VINYL* (Flenser) $14.99
Man is the Bastard / Aunt Mary – Split 10” *BLACK VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99
Man Is The Bastard / Bleeding Rectum – Split 12” *MARINE BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Deep Six) $14.99
Monarch – Die Tonight 12” *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $14.99
Monarch – Omens 12” * BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $14.99
Monarch – Sabbracadaver 2×12” *VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $23.99
Moving Units – Dangerous Dreams 12” *GREEN AND YELLOW COLORED VINYL* (Kitty Play) $17.99
The Endless Blockade / Bastard Noise – The Red List 12” *VINYL* (Deep Six) $10.99
Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $23.99
Year Of No Light / Bagarre Generale – Split 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $14.99

Thank you!

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