“The moment I saw this ribbon on a goodie bag at a disco party, I decided it would be my lucky ribbon because it was white and satin and beautiful. Sometimes I use it to tie up my hair when I want to dress up a bit fancy for class. One time I took my lucky ribbon to school, and it brought me good luck because it made me have a fabulous day.”

Beatrice was photographed in Montclair, New Jersey, on January 5th.

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If you missed our earlier announcement, we are releasing our 2nd LP on August 19th via Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Topshelf Records. 11 new songs, one single LP! Lots of cool color options. 

The album art of “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten” was designed by Yelena Bryksenkova, and we are just floored with how good of job she did. It illustrates the mood perfectly. 

We are also releasing a graphic novel called “Ribbon”, illustrated by Free Ben Sears. Each song gets it’s own treatment, this is going to be one of the coolest things we’ve ever been a part of.

Chris Simpson from Mineral/Zookeeper and Bob Nanna from Braid/Certain People I Know lent their vocals to a song each!

We are also going to be on the road a lot this summer/fall!

Here is the tracklisitng: 

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 When It Would Have Been If it Had Never Shone
11. The Promise That Life Can Go On No Matter How Bad Our Losses

Can’t wait to see you all soon and for you to hear this puppy!

We have been waiting for 5 years to tell you that we are releasing the sophomore LP of empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) on August 19th with our good pals over at Topshelf Records. It’s called “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten” and it is their most mature work yet. 

On top of that, there is also a graphic novel of the album called “Ribbon”. 11 songs songs with Empire! Empire! lyrics, illustrated by Free Ben Sears. So amazing.

Easter egg: there are a lot of variants and exclusives for each label. Audiophiles: yes, there are a limited number of 180 gram black records.

Track Listing:

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 When It Would Have Been If it Had Never Shone
11. The Promise That Life Can Go On No Matter How Bad Our Losses

Watch on empireempireband.tumblr.com

I recorded an acoustic version of Ribbon with Couch King/Alissa Reynolds Photography before BLED FEST this year, and we are happy to be able to show it to you all now! Check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=506gg_dyYho

As usual, you can pick up the album from Count Your Lucky Stars Records or Topshelf Records!

CYLS: http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/artist/empire-empire-i-was-a-lonely-estate
Topshelf: http://www.topshelfrecords.com/store

Order status updates!

Ok, here is a big update on the status of your orders. The dust is still settling from our massive move and that has caused some significant delays for a lot of things in a lot of ways. Here is what is happening with your orders/pre-orders:

- If you have an order and everything is in stock, but it is taking longer to get to you than usual, please know we are working hard to get that to you ASAP.Moving majorly put a wrench in our normal delivery time and we are finally starting to catch back up to normal speed.

- If you ordered a Free Throw LP, if it has not already been shipped out, that should be on it’s way next week. If you ordered the CD or a shirt, those should come in next week and be on there way ASAP. The download code comes with the physical record. 

- If you ordered the Mikey Erg/Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers, if it has not already shipped out, that should also be on it’s way next week.

- If you ordered an empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) Picnic shirt, Monster Shirt, or Chrono Trigger shirt, those are now in and shipping if the rest of the order can be fulfilled. The “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten “CDs are in and the second press for the LP is still on time and scheduled for early October. 

- IF YOU HAVE ORDERED AN EMPIRE! EMPIRE! GRAPHIC NOVEL: This obviously is taking a lot longer than anticipated, and we are very sorry for that. We have run into a lot of unexpected problems and we would have never have thought these would take so long to get to us. But rest assured that this delay is for good reason and that, in the end, you are going to get the best product we could put out there and will be well worth the wait. We are anticipating these to be sent to us and out to you in approximately 2-3 weeks, which we know is not what everyone wants to hear. Our hands are tied and we just have to wait at this point. We will keep you updated and as new information comes in, we will pass that to you. In the meantime, if you have not gotten your download from your pre-order, please email us at cylsrecords@gmail.com. Again, sorry for the delay. We want this as much as you do. 

Sorry for the troubles and as always, thanks for all your orders and all your support. 

xoxo

Be sure to check for full dates and info as the empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) / Free Throw FULL US TOUR continues:
https://www.facebook.com/events/587343298043846/

You can listen to each bands new album from the CYLS bandcamp pages below

Free Throw- “Those Days Are Gone”
http://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/album/those-days-are-gone

Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate)- “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten”
http://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/album/you-will-eventually-be-forgotten

If you like what you heard, head on over to the CYLS web store to pick up a copy of your own. Both have the option of bundles, both with shirts, except you can also pre-order Empire! Empire!’s graphic novel, “Ribbon”.

Empire! Empire!
http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/product/e-e-big-package-cd-ywebf-ribbon-graphic-novel-picnic-t-shirt-poster

Free Throw
http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/product/free-throw-those-days-are-gone-lp-shirt

Order status updates!

Ok, here is a order status update on your items that you have ordered from either Count Your Lucky Stars Records or Topshelf Records:

- If you ordered an Picnic shirt, Monster Shirt, or Chrono Trigger shirt from CYLS, those are now in and shipping if the rest of the order can be fulfilled. The “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten “CDs are in and the second press for the LP is still on time and scheduled for early October. So is the third pressing of “When the Sea Became a Giant”.

- IF YOU HAVE ORDERED AN EMPIRE! EMPIRE! GRAPHIC NOVEL: This obviously is taking a lot longer than anticipated, and we are very sorry for that. We have run into a lot of unexpected problems and we would have never have thought these would take so long to get to us. But rest assured that this delay is for good reason and that, in the end, you are going to get the best product we could put out there and will be well worth the wait. We are anticipating these to be sent to us and out to you in approximately 2-3 weeks, which we know is not what everyone wants to hear. Our hands are tied and we just have to wait at this point. We will keep you updated and as new information comes in, we will pass that to you. In the meantime, if you have not gotten your download from your pre-order, please email either CYLS or Topshelf and they will make sure you are taken care of. Again, sorry for the delay. We want this as much as you do.

The empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)Free Throw FULL US TOUR continues after a killer show in Chicago! Be sure to check for full dates and info HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/587343298043846/

You can listen to each bands new album from the CYLS bandcamp pages below

Free Throw- “Those Days Are Gone”
http://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/album/those-days-are-gone

Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate)- “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten”
http://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/album/you-will-eventually-be-forgotten

If you like what you heard, head on over to the CYLS web store to pick up a copy of your own. Both have the option of bundles, both with shirts, except you can also pre-order Empire! Empire!’s graphic novel, “Ribbon”.

Empire! Empire!
http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/product/e-e-big-package-cd-ywebf-ribbon-graphic-novel-picnic-t-shirt-poster

Free Throw
http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/product/free-throw-those-days-are-gone-lp-shirt

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