On Time Spent Waiting…Out Now On Topshelf Records
The Topshelf Records debut 7”/digital EP from Fenton, MI’s Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) is out now and streaming exclusively on Absolutepunk.net.
To listen to On Time Spent Waiting or placing weight of the world on the shoulders of those you love the most, head over to: www.absolutepunk.net/artists/showlink.php?do=showdetails&l=5095.
On Time Spent Waiting or placing weight of the world on the shoulders of those you love the most is the bands best effort to date. Featuring 4 brand new tracks, expect to see the band performing these songs at a show near you very soon! First pressing of the 7”vinyl is of 500 split between 100 Cream, 125 Baby Blue, 125 Green, 150 Opaque Red.
To purchase go to: www.topshelfrecords.bigcartel.com.
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) is undoubtedly a band on the move. The Michigan quartet’s latest 7-inch, On Time Spent Waiting… out now on Topshelf Records, is proof of that. Conceived in 2006 as a solo project of Keith Latinen, Empire! Empire!’s first release, When the Sea Became a Giant, received critical acclaim from press and peers alike. It was the kind of record that created a rush of nostalgia for fans 90s’ indie / emo. Now, backed by a full band, “On Time Spent Waiting…” continues down that same path forged by Latinen, but offers even more definition and purpose to the unmistakable sound.
Unabashedly fueled with passion and honesty, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) is a band intent on touching the listener. With influences ranging from American Football, Death Cab for Cutie, Mineral and Appleseed Cast, Latinen describes the band’s sound as “a throwback to really pretty, heart-on-your-sleeve, gut-wrenching stuff — that when you listen, you can tell the artist is pouring their heart out.”
This is what epitomizes the music of Empire! Empire!; it strives for a visceral connection between artist and listener. On Time Spent Waiting… finds the band honing their skills and moving even closer to that goal. The instruments rise and fall as they carve out their own niche behind the charismatic Latinen. His vocals are moving and his words breathe sincerity. Harkening back to a simpler time — when emotion was real and never calculated — it’s impossible not to feel Empire! Empire!. The band leaves no doubt they are growing into something amazing right before our eyes. We’re just lucky to have the opportunity to watch it all unfold.
On Time Spent Waiting …Track list:
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