Richmond record label Robotic Empire is turning 15, and to celebrate, they’ve released a free compilation, Blood Mixtape. The 30 track compilation is chock full of unreleased tracks, among them, a song from Torche, “Andy Low,” that’s named after one of the label’s heads. Here’s what the band had to say about the song, which was recorded during 2010’s Songs for Singles sessions.
“This is a lost track we recorded for the “Songs for Singles” record in 2010. We weren’t completely satisfied with how it turned out and planned on rewriting it one day. One of the riffs got used in “Letting Go” [Harmonicraft.] It’s a tune I kinda forgot about until Andy Low sent us a copy asking if we’d be into having this on his new comp. Sure, why not?
If it wasn’t for Mr Low, Rick and I wouldn’t have met, Torche might not have existed and who knows where we’d all be today?
We decided to call the song “Andy Low” to make him uncomfortable/feel strange about his name as a song title AND because we love the hell out of him. “Andy Low” is for our boy Andy Low/Robodog/Robotic Empire Records. Enjoy!”
There are also tracks from A Storm of Light, Ancient Sky, Howling Void, Medusa and many others. The whole thing’s available for free download, so there’s really no reason not to check it out. Y’know, unless you want to stream it below: