Boatloads of news!

Time for a mega-long post about all the things going on/coming up!

1) OUR RELEASE SHOW IS IN LESS THAN A WEEK! The Reptilian sadly had to drop off the bill, but we added Annabel to the show, so it’s just as awesome still. Please grab your tickets ahead of time- it’s cheaper and we don’t want anybody coming from far away to be turned away. Here is all that info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/346692238815454

2) The title contest is going well, but there is still time to get your entry in! Details here, last day of entry is Wednesday:

http://www.empireempireband.com/2014/08/20/empire-empire-title-contest/

3) You can order our new LP from Count Your Lucky Stars Records andTopshelf Records. CYLS also has a “When the Sea Became a Giant” pre-order and a big sale. Topshelf has “On Time Spent Waiting” on pre-order too.

CYLS: http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/
Topshelf: http://www.topshelfrecords.com/store

4) If you want the digital now, it’s on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and also our Bandcamp:

https://empireempire.bandcamp.com/

5) We added in a lot of our tour dates with Free Throw!

9/15/2014 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s*
9/16/2014 Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor
9/17/2014 Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root
9/18/2014 Savannah, GA @ Graveface HQ
9/19/2014 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
9/20/2014 New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
9/21/2014 Houston, TX @ The Summit
9/22/2014 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
9/23/2014 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
9/24/2014 Oklahoma City @ Marshall House
9/25/2014 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio
9/26/2014 Moline, IL @ Blackhawk Room
9/27/2014 Chicago, IL @ Township
10/1/2014 Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
10/2/2014 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
10/6/2014 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge
10/8/2014 Portland, WA @ Slabtown
10/9/2014 San Fransisco CA @ Submission
10/10/2014 Santa Cruz, CA @ San Jose Rock Shop
10/11/2014 Pomona, CA @ VLHS
10/12/2014 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
10/13/2014 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Underground
10/14/2014 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Wonk
10/15/2014 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
10/16/2014 Cheyenne, WY @ University of Wyoming
10/17/2014 Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown Jr
10/18/2014 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/19/2014 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
10/20/2014 Cleveland @ Mahall’s
10/21/2014 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
10/22/2014 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
10/23/2014 Amnityville, NY @ The Woodshop
10/26/2014 Boston, MA @ T.T. & the Bear’s Place
10/27/2014 North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective
10/28/2014 Asbury Park @ Asbury Lanes
10/29/2014 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
10/31/2014 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest

*w/ Mineral & Into It. Over It.

Empire! Empire! “Title” Contest

Ok, time for the contest we were talking about! I am a huge fan of referencing works that I love in our song titles. So much so, that a large body of our discography pays homage to other things that have inspired me or things I love, like quotes from RPGs, books, TV shows/movies, etc. So here is the contest. Below is a list of every song we have ever written/officially recorded. Prizes will be awarded to those who can correctly identify the most references as possible.

RULES: Most correct answers win. No points deducted for a wrong guess, but one guess per song. In the case of a tie, the first person who submitted the most correct answers wins. ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON, so make sure you aren’t rushing too fast. We will have prizes for runner-ups too. I don’t expect anybody to get every song right, but I can’t wait to see all the answers you can dig up. If anybody correctly answers EVERY song right, we will do something very cool for everybody. There are a bunch of original titles too, so put “Original” to the right of the title if you think it is NOT a reference.

EXAMPLES:

1. Our Love Has Made Us Pariahs “ORIGINAL”

AND

2.Water- ROBERT LOWELL POEM

Hint: read the liner notes for help.

Prizes are as follows. First place can choose their package, then second, then third.

Package #1: Test pressing of “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten”
Package #2: Test pressing of “What It Takes to Move Forward”
Package #3: Signed copies of “On Time Spent Waiting”, and the Rika, Arrows, and CYLS #1 and #2 split.

Just copy the list and put your answers to the right in and email it to empireempireband@gmail.com with the subject “EE Title Contest”. GOOD LUCK! ♥♥♥♥

Also, listen to almost all of these songs here:https://empireempire.bandcamp.com/

DISCOGRAPHY:

When the Sea Became a Giant (1/16/2007)

1. Our Love Has Made Us Pariahs

2. You Have to Believe That Life is More Than the Sum of its Parts, Kiddo

3. Lilly, I Have Something Important to Tell You

4. They Will Throw Us to the Wolves

5. K.O. K.O. (The Most of My Worries Are the Least of Your Concerns)

Bonus track of vinyl reissue (6/18/2013)

6. Make Me Young, Make Me Young, Make Me Young, Make Me Young

 

Year of the Rabbit (2/19/2008)

1. Year of the Rabbit

2. Idk, My Bff Jill

 

Summer Tour EP 2009 (8/11/2009)

1. How to Stay Afloat In A Sea of Change

 

Title It Yourself Compilation (9/15/2009)

1. Jacob’s Song

 

What It Takes to Move Forward (9/29/2009)

1. How to Make Love Stay

2. Keep What You Have Built Up Here

3. What Safe Means

4.It Happened Because You Left

5. Rally the Troops! Poke Holes In Their Defenses! Line Our Coffers With Their Coffins!

6. It’s a Plague, and You’re Invited 04:11

7. Everything Is Connected and Everything Matters (A Temporary Solution to a Permanent Problem)

8. The Next Step to Regaining Control

9. With Your Greatest Fears Realized, You Will Not Be Comforted

10. I Am a Snail, and You Are a Pace I Cannot Match

11. An Idea Is a Greater Monument Than a Cathedral

Bonus Tracks [Vinyl/Cassette/Stiff Slack Japanese Import]:

12. It Was Your Heart That Saved You

13. Actually, I’m Just Wearing Your Glasses

14. So How Many Points Do You Have ‘Till You Gain, You Know, the Ultimate Power? 04:08

15. Archival Footage

 

Early Discography (8/24/2010)

1. I knew this because as I drove, the hole that was me and my life was getting smaller and smaller and was being filled with New Hampshire, or maybe it was the idea of New Hampshire, but who cares, as long as it was filling up the hole

 

Football, etc. split  (12/15/2009)

1. Documenting Thirty Days

 

Into It. Over It. split (10/12/2010)

1. If We Had Found You Any Later, You Would Have Drowned

 

The Clippers/Grown-Ups split [2011 CYLS/Topshelf SXSW Promo] (3/8/2011)

1. What Had Taken Years to Put Together Was Destroyed in One Moment

 

Middle Discography (7/12/2011)

1. Girls Will Not Frighten the Frost from the Grave

 

Home After Three Months Away (7/12/2011)

1.The Loneliness Inside Me Is a Place

2. Water

3. Everything Rests on Your Small Shoulders

4. I Swim like a Minnow

 

On Time Spent Waiting, or Placing the Weight of the World on the Shoulders of Those You Love the Most (10/11/2011)

1. The Only One Who Could Ever Reach You

2. Everything Familiar Has Disappeared! The World Looks Brand-New!

3. When You Are Done Living on Borrowed Time

4. I Would Have Stolen You a Whole Orchestra

 

Annabel​/​ Joie De Vivre​/​The Reptilian split [CYLS Split #1] (11/15/2011)

1. The Horror of Riovanes

 

Pachangacha/I Kill Giants/White Savages!/The Greek Favourites split [Bramble Jam II Promo] (7/21/2012)

1. The Wholesome Sea is at Her Gates… Her Gates Both East and West

 

Mountains for Clouds​/​Two Knights​/​Driving on City Sidewalks split [CYLS Split #2] (7/31/2012)

1. Everything Small is Just a Small Version of Something Big

 

Rika split (9/4/2012)

1. We Were Not Small or Great but Grown

2. It’s a Fate We Can’t Escape. Someday We Will All Pass Away

 

Arrows split (9/4/2012)

1. Turbo Stasis

2. We Did Not Need to Open It to Know It Was There

 

Malegoat split (10/15/2013)

1. When We Did Not Move or Speak, There Was No Proof That We Were There at All

2. You Promised You’d Stay Here With Me

 

Your Neighbour the Liar/The Smithsonian split [Leave Nothing but Footprints, Take Nothing But Photographs- Chapter III] (10/28/2013)

1. You Weren’t Ready Yet. Your Ears Could Hear, But Not Your Heart

 

Dikembe/The Hotel Year/Modern Baseball/Old Gray/Pentimento [Fest 12 Split 10"] (11/12/2013)

1. The Hour of Pearl

 

In Which the Choices We Didn’t Make Were Better Than the Ones That We Did (12/17/2013)

1. I Would Have Stolen You a Whole Orchestra (Stability Version)

2. Rally the Troops! Poke Holes in Their Defenses! Line Our Coffers With Their Coffins! (Original Version)

 

You Will Eventually Be Forgotten (8/19/2014)

1. Ribbon

2. I Was Somewhere Cold, Dark… and Lonely

3. We Are People Here. We Are Not Numbers

4. A Keepsake

5. You Have to Be So Much Better than You Ever Thought

6. Stay Divided

7. Foxfire

8. Things Not Worth Fixing

9. If It’s Bad News, It Can Wait

10. It’s So Much Darker When a Light Goes Out than It Would Have Been If It Had Never Shone

11. The Promise That Life Can Go on No Matter How Bad Our Losses

 

Bonus Tracks (Stiff Slack Japanese Import) (TBA)

12. When You Saw I Was in Danger, You Broke Out of the Stone and Saved Me

13. A Crown and a Cane is Needed at the 4th Floor

 

Joie De Vivre split [Run For Cover 2013 Vinyl Subscription] (TBA)

1. Since You Left Home on Your Journey, Things Have Changed Around Here

2. Some Doors Aren’t Locked.  They Open Without a Key

OUR ALBUM COMES OUT TODAY!

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)-YWEBF

TODAY IS THE DAY! Today, we officially release “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten” on Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Topshelf Records. The digital download at Bandcamp is still just $5 all day. 

CYLS: https://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/
Topshelf: https://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/

It’s also on all your favorite digital distributors and in a lot of cool stores across the country. For those of you with bundle deals including the graphic novel and the Picnic shirt, those are still in production and won’t be here for a couple of weeks still. So sorry about that, we will keep you in the loop as updates come in. The labels will be emailing you download codes so that you at least have the digital versions in the meantime.

Later today, we are launching a cool contest with a chance to win a test press and some other cool goodies. Here is a list of places to look for our album:

iTunes: http://tpshlf.co/1pHPgEe
Amazon: http://tpshlf.co/1o9wkZZ
Google Play: http://tpshlf.co/1yVgZlB
Spotify: http://tpshlf.co/1w4R92F
Youtube: http://tpshlf.co/1pHPJ9v
Local Retailer: http://tpshlf.co/1yVi0dm

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$5 Download of our new album!

We are very excited to announce both our labels will be offering a $5 digital download of our new album “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten” until our release date on Tuesday. Each download comes with our lyrics embedded so that you can read along with them while you listen. This also gives you a chance to get it in it’s proper high-fidelity format and hear it the way it was intended to be heard. Thanks for all the kind words and support so far!

Count Your Lucky Stars RecordsBandcamp:https://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/
Topshelf Records Bandcamp: https://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/

Stream our new album at Interview Magazine!

THE STREAM IS UP! You can now listen to our entire new LP at the wonderful Interview Magazine. We are so, so, so proud of this album and we really hope you like it too! 11 tracks spanning around 40 minutes 

Listen to it here: http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/exclusive-album-premiere-you-will-eventually-be-forgotten-empire-empire-i-was-a-lonely-estate/#_

If you like what you hear, you can get it from our lovely labels Count Your Lucky Stars Records or Topshelf Records. Pre-Orders for the first pressing will begin shipping this week.

CYLS: http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/
Topshelf: http://www.topshelfrecords.com/store

The second pressing of “When the Sea Became a Giant” is sold out too, so CYLS has the third pressing up for pre-order. “On Time Spent Waiting” is also being repressed at Topshelf, so grab that from them too. 


Also, excited to announce a super long megatour with our buddies in Free Throw
to support our new album. Please catch us on the road, some more dates to be announced:

Tour Dates:
09/15/2014 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s #
09/16/2014 – Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor*
09/17/2014 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root*
09/18/2014 – Savannah, GA @ Graveface HQ*
09/19/2014 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth*
09/20/2014 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik*
09/21/2014 – Houston, TX @ The Summit*
09/22/2014 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain*
09/23/2014 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves*
09/24/2014 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Marshall House*
09/25/2014 – Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio*
09/26/2014 – Moline, IL @ Blackhawk Room*
09/27/2014 – Chicago, IL @ Township*
10/01/2014 – Fargo, ND @ The New Direction*
10/02/2014 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records*
10/06/2014 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge*
10/08/2014 – Portland, WA @ Slabtown*
10/09/2014 – San Fransisco CA @ Submission*
10/10/2014 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Rock Shop*
10/11/2014 – Pomona, CA @ VLHS*
10/12/2014 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos*
10/13/2014 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Underground*
10/14/2014 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Wonk*
10/15/2014 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed*
10/16/2014 – Cheyenne, WY @ University of Wyoming*
10/17/2014 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown Jr*
10/18/2014 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar*
10/19/2014 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome*
10/20/2014 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s*
10/21/2014 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project*
10/22/2014 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire*
10/23/2014 – Amnityville, NY @ The Woodshop*
10/26/2014 – Boston, MA @ T.T. & the Bear’s Place*
10/27/2014 – North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective*
10/28/2014 – Asbury Park @ Asbury Lanes*
10/29/2014 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*
10/31/2014 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 13

# w/ Mineral & Into It. Over It.
* w/ Free Throw