September 22, 2005

KAYO DOT Complete New Album, Launch Full US Tour

Boston, Massachusetts' eight-man (and woman) avant-metal group KAYO DOT have completed their new album, Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue, their first for Robotic Empire and followup to 2003's debut Choirs of the Eye on Tzadik. This beast of an album spans 60 minutes and will be available everywhere on January 10th, 2006. Several clips have been posted in the following locations:

* Kayo Dot's hxcmp3 page: Dot (3 clips)
* Kayo Dot's homepage: (5 different clips)
* Kayo Dot's myspace page: (2 clips)

The album will be available in advance from the band on their upcoming seven-week full-US tour, which launches October 1st:

10/01 Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase College w/ Time of Orchids, Kiss Kiss, Casket Architects
10/02 New York, NY @ Cake Shop w / Time of Orchids, The Tremula
10/03 Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery w / Time of Orchids
10/04 Burlington, VT @ 242 Main w / Mantits, Time of Orchids
10/05 Syracuse, NY
10/06 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
10/07 Columbus, OH @ High Five Bar w/ Silencio, Mouth of the Architect
10/08 Detroit, MI @ The Labyrinth
10/09 Cleveland, OH @ The Tower of Treason w/ 9-Volt Haunted House
10/10 Wheeling, IL @ Hang Out's w/ Unfortunaut, Clad in Darkness
10/11 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/12 Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon
10/13 Minneapolis, MN @ The Nomad w/ Mel Gibson and the Pants, Lazaretto
10/14 Sioux Falls, SD @ The Urban Hermit
10/15 Omaha, NE @ Fort House (5125 N. 49th St.) w/ Shinyville, Father
10/16 Denver, CO @ Monkey Mania w/ The Autokinoton
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Gaza
10/18 Boise, ID @ 1018 W. Hays St. w/ Gaza
10/19 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern w/ Phobophobe
10/20 Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake
10/21 Eugene, OR @ The Samurai Duck w/ I/O
10/22 Oroville, CA @ NorCal Ramp w/ Gaza, Way Beyond Blue
10/23 San Jose, CA @ The Cave
10/24 Oakland, CA @ 21 Grand Arts Space w/ Gaza
10/25 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock Tavern
10/26 Santa Cruz @ The Aptos Club w/ Shamelady, The Abominable Iron Sloth
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge) w/ The Wayward
10/28 Phoenix, AZ @ The Counter Culture Café
10/29 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
10/30 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
10/31 DAY OFF
11/01 DAY OFF
11/02 Austin, TX @ The Back Room w/ Great Tyrant, The Wayward
11/03 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Man is Mostly Water, Great Tyrant, Trifle Tower
11/04 Beaumont, TX @ The Vortex w/ The Wayward
11/05 New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin' Wolf
11/06 Hattiesburg, MS @ The Green Room w/ That Yellow Bastard
11/07 Tallahassee, FL @ Kleman Plaza
11/08 Orlando, FL
11/09 Miami, FL @ The Alley w/ xbxrx, The Laundry Room Squelchers, Vaster Than Empires
11/10 Tampa, FL
11/11 Gainesville, FL or Savannah, GA
11/12 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's
11/13 Nashville, TN @ The Muse w/ Hillbilly Casino, Life in the Sky
11/14 Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records w/ Ahleuchatistas, Pomme de Terre
11/15 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundro-Lounge w/ Gregor Samsa
11/16 Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun w/ Gregor Samsa, Planar, Souvenir's Young America
11/17 Washington DC @ The Warehouse Next Door w/ Gregor Samsa
11/18 Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ Gregor Samsa, Starkweather, Bad Vibes
11/19 Brooklyn, NY @ North Six w/ Time of Orchids, Shinyville
11/20 Boston, MA @ TT the Bear's

More information, up-to-date tour dates and more can be found at the main Robotic Empire website.

September 11, 2005

Welcome Two New Bands To Robotic Empire: CAPSULE and ULTRA DOLPHINS

Miami, Florida commands a lot of respect in the heart of Robotic Empire with several of its offspring joining our roster over the years (Tyranny of Shaw, Torche and now Shitstorm as well). We are proud to welcome its young sons known only as CAPSULE. This trio plays furious and interesting tunes of blistering proportions, combining everything from super thick riffs with frantic blasts to mellow melodic guitars that meander into jazzy interludes or suddenly collapse into thunderous maelstroms.

These comrades have served time in both Tunes For Bears and Tyranny of Shaw, but the new sounds they've created are unlike anything we've heard before. It is almost reminiscent to a few heavy screamo bands of the past in the technical/off-kilterness of Jeromes Dream or Love Lost But Not Forgotten, but taking it WAY up a notch without piercing vocals, instead opting for an innovative unison-sung triple-vocal assault that is somehow both quite grabbing and simultaneously haunting.

We are absolutely thrilled to be working with CAPSULE as their demo has more or less completely blown us away, and will be releasing a full-length CD with them early next year. In the meantime, we highly encourage you to check them out as a demo MP3 can be found here.

Having known these dudes for many, many years now (ten for one member!), we couldn't really be much happier to be working with our longtime pals, the ULTRA DOLPHINS! Another mighty power-trio to add to the fold, these Philly/NY/Richmond dudes are an absolute clobberhouse that somehow channels an incredible amount of styles to create a very passionate, noisy and unforgiving blend of post-hardcore, punk, indie, rock and way more. We're talking Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, Led Zeppelin, Frodus, Shellac, Hella, Snack Truck (with whom they share members) and just plain ol' pummeling rock in general. The live energy this band exhumes is completely uncontrollable and we are way beyond stoked to have them on board!

Ultra Dolphins are joining the label with a bang, in the form of TWO full-length releases right off the bat! Coming out early next year, one will be a collection of their Self-Titled EPs that have been wondrously remastered at Silver Sonya (the place Dischord remastered the bulk of their catalog).

The other will be a brand new full-length recorded by Laferrera (Gregor Samsa, Stop It!!, VCR) and promises to be an absolute scorcher. In the meantime, you can hear two (unmastered) MP3s from the EPs right here.