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Topshelf Records Announce 93-Track Sampler For MSPCA

Starting the new year off in good spirits, Topshelf Records has announced the release of their annual label sampler. This year, the compilation will contain a whopping ninety-three tracks from a fistful of great bands. The label has put a ‘Name Your Price tag on the sampler, as proceeds will go directly to the Massachusetts […]

Free Throw To Tour With Empire! Empire!, Premiere New Single From Debut LP

In April, Count Your Lucky Stars announced their latest signing, an emo/pop punk band from Nashville called Free Throw. CYLS is getting ready to release the band’s debut full-length, Those Days Are Gone, on September 16. Last week, AbsolutePunk premiered the first single from the LP, entitled “Two Beers In.” Now, Free Throw have premiered the […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Stream Autobiographical New Album

You Will Eventually Be Forgotten, the long-gestating new album from emo standard-bearers Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), is now streaming. This follows months of teases, including two singles (“If It’s Bad News, It Can Wait” and “A Keepsake“) and lyrics to each of the songs. First debuted by Interview Magazine, the album is also […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Share “A Keepsake,” Put Up Album Pre-Order

Forces of emo unite on “A Keepsake,” the second single off the upcoming Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) album You Will Eventually Be Forgotten. Bob Nanna of Braid – which released a wonderful new album earlier this summer – features on the track with a guest verse. It’s always odd to hear another voice on an Empire! Empire! […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Stream First Single Off New Album

After a long wait, this new Empire! Empire! album is happening. Following the mid-June announcement of You Will Eventually Be Forgotten and its various parts, the lead single was premiered by Stereogum. “If It’s Bad News, It Can Wait” is undoubtedly an Empire! Empire! song; those dual twinkling guitars serve as a twin backbone for the whole track […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Announce New Album

Emo bands new and old continue to rise or return. Some heavy hitters have yet to be heard from, even in the wake of the Mineral and American Football resurrections. Back in 2009, before this whole hullabaloo really kicked into gear, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) released the critically adored What It Takes […]

UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Living Ghosts – ‘The Thought of Giving Up’

It is fitting that my first album premiere at UTG is with a band that I have never heard before until now. We are both exchanging experiences together that will couple in our artistic achievement and merit, and I thank Oxnard, California’s Living Ghosts for that. The band’s newest EP, The Thought of Giving Up, […]

The World Is A Beautiful Place and Empire! Empire! Announce European Tour

Whether or not you believe emo was revived in 2013, it certainly had a banner year, and Connecticut eight-piece The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die were at the forefront, even breaking into the Billboard Top 200 with their debut full-length, Whenever, If Ever. Next April, the band […]

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Topshelf Records Puts Entire Catalog Up For Free Download Via Bandcamp

Topshelf Records, in a move equal parts crazy, generous, and crazy generous, has arranged to have their entire catalog available for free download via Bandcamp. Everything. New stuff like the Pianos Become The Teeth/Touché Amoré Split and the You Blew It!/Fake Problems Split. The tops of the twinkle daddy heap like Empire! Empire! (I Was […]

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Going On Winter Tour

Connecticut emo band with an insanely long name The World is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are going on tour with Topshelf Records label mates  Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate). Several other bands are offering support at various shows. I’ve been to two TWIABP shows this year, and […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Ripped Off By American Airlines, Ask For Fan Help

Topshelf Records‘ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) have recently posted on their Facebook page, telling of how they flew to the United Kingdom and twice had their guitar broken by American Airlines. The guitar broke in its flight case once going to England and once going back, and American Airlines has apparently denied […]

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) –

In promotion of their upcoming SXSW appearance, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) are giving away mp3’s of their song “What Had Taken Years To Put Together Was Destroyed In One Moment.” You can stream the song and grab a copy for yourself below.