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This year we’ll be teaming up with Washed Up Emo again in hosting our annual CMJ showcase at Brooklyn’s wonderful Cameo Gallery. The free event will feature Connecticut’s The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), Brooklyn natives Field Mouse, Baltimore’s Wildhoney and Connecticut’s Sorority Noise.
With the venue being on the smaller side, we expect it to be at capacity all night. To ensure entry without issue — even if we’re at capacity — we’ve made 50 VIP tickets available (you can order one or learn more about them here). Here’s the line-up and info for the show:
Washed Up Emo Presents: Topshelf Records 2014 CMJ Showcase @ Cameo Gallery // 93 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 October 24, 2014, 6:30pm // 21+ // free, VIP tickets limited to 50 // Limited CMJ badges allowed entry. Washed Up Emo DJ set: 11:30pm - 4:00am downstairs immediately following the show.
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Field Mouse
Wildhoney
Sorority Noise
Here’s the Facebook event page if that’s your thing.
Thanks!!

This year we’ll be teaming up with Washed Up Emo again in hosting our annual CMJ showcase at Brooklyn’s wonderful Cameo Gallery. The free event will feature Connecticut’s The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), Brooklyn natives Field Mouse, Baltimore’s Wildhoney and Connecticut’s Sorority Noise.

With the venue being on the smaller side, we expect it to be at capacity all night. To ensure entry without issue — even if we’re at capacity — we’ve made 50 VIP tickets available (you can order one or learn more about them here). Here’s the line-up and info for the show:

Washed Up Emo Presents: Topshelf Records 2014 CMJ Showcase
@ Cameo Gallery // 93 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
October 24, 2014, 6:30pm // 21+ // free, VIP tickets limited to 50 // Limited CMJ badges allowed entry.
Washed Up Emo DJ set: 11:30pm - 4:00am downstairs immediately following the show.

  • The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  • Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
  • Field Mouse
  • Wildhoney
  • Sorority Noise

Here’s the Facebook event page if that’s your thing.

Thanks!!

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empireempireband:

Guess what?! We are the Record of the Week at Pirates Press! Take a sneak peak at what our records look like! Pre-orders will be up soon, pick which color you want and hopefully you are fast enough to get it when they go up Here is the pressing info: 250 Black- 180 Gram375 Bone 375 Silver500 Splatter: Milky Clear Base with Baby Blue + Hot Pink + Easter Yellow500 Color in Color- Ultra Clear Base with Cyan Blue
The Count Your Lucky Stars Records exclusive is Bone and the Topshelf Records exclusive is Silver ♥♥♥http://www.piratespress.com/cms/rotw/

empireempireband:

Guess what?! We are the Record of the Week at Pirates Press! Take a sneak peak at what our records look like! Pre-orders will be up soon, pick which color you want and hopefully you are fast enough to get it when they go up 

Here is the pressing info: 

250 Black- 180 Gram
375 Bone 
375 Silver
500 Splatter: Milky Clear Base with Baby Blue + Hot Pink + Easter Yellow
500 Color in Color- Ultra Clear Base with Cyan Blue

The Count Your Lucky Stars Records exclusive is Bone and the Topshelf Records exclusive is Silver ♥♥♥

http://www.piratespress.com/cms/rotw/

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If the “emo revival” (not the #emorevival) had royalty, Keith and Cathy Latinen of Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) might well be the genre’s king and queen. Between Empire! Empire! and their label, Count Your Lucky Stars, the husband/wife duo have been long-time friends, peers and confidants that are instrumental in this niche we’ve all carved out for ourselves. Now the band is poised to take an even bigger role in things with the announcement of their second full-length You Will Eventually Be Forgotten on August 19, 2014 via Topshelf Records and Count Your Lucky Stars Records. A companion graphic novel, titled Ribbon, will also be released on August 19th. Illustrated by artist and friend, Ben Sears, Ribbon tells the stories behind the songs in eleven chapters in his trademark style.
You Will Eventually Be Forgotten may have taken half a decade to complete (actually feels longer, doesn’t it?), but it was absolutely worth the wait. Constant touring and the litany of splits and EPs since their last full-length have noticeably tightened the band and the meticulous lyrics, beautiful guitar melodies, and sincere vocals that have become their hallmark. This record’s loaded with vivid storytelling that makes each Empire! Empire! song feel like a carefully handcrafted gift unique to the listener.
Get notified when pre-orders become available and view the album’s track listing. If the “emo revival” (not the #emorevival) had royalty, Keith and Cathy Latinen of Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) might well be the genre’s king and queen. Between Empire! Empire! and their label, Count Your Lucky Stars, the husband/wife duo have been long-time friends, peers and confidants that are instrumental in this niche we’ve all carved out for ourselves. Now the band is poised to take an even bigger role in things with the announcement of their second full-length You Will Eventually Be Forgotten on August 19, 2014 via Topshelf Records and Count Your Lucky Stars Records. A companion graphic novel, titled Ribbon, will also be released on August 19th. Illustrated by artist and friend, Ben Sears, Ribbon tells the stories behind the songs in eleven chapters in his trademark style.
You Will Eventually Be Forgotten may have taken half a decade to complete (actually feels longer, doesn’t it?), but it was absolutely worth the wait. Constant touring and the litany of splits and EPs since their last full-length have noticeably tightened the band and the meticulous lyrics, beautiful guitar melodies, and sincere vocals that have become their hallmark. This record’s loaded with vivid storytelling that makes each Empire! Empire! song feel like a carefully handcrafted gift unique to the listener.
Get notified when pre-orders become available and view the album’s track listing.

If the “emo revival” (not the #emorevival) had royalty, Keith and Cathy Latinen of Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) might well be the genre’s king and queen. Between Empire! Empire! and their label, Count Your Lucky Stars, the husband/wife duo have been long-time friends, peers and confidants that are instrumental in this niche we’ve all carved out for ourselves. Now the band is poised to take an even bigger role in things with the announcement of their second full-length You Will Eventually Be Forgotten on August 19, 2014 via Topshelf Records and Count Your Lucky Stars Records. A companion graphic novel, titled Ribbon, will also be released on August 19th. Illustrated by artist and friend, Ben Sears, Ribbon tells the stories behind the songs in eleven chapters in his trademark style.

You Will Eventually Be Forgotten may have taken half a decade to complete (actually feels longer, doesn’t it?), but it was absolutely worth the wait. Constant touring and the litany of splits and EPs since their last full-length have noticeably tightened the band and the meticulous lyrics, beautiful guitar melodies, and sincere vocals that have become their hallmark. This record’s loaded with vivid storytelling that makes each Empire! Empire! song feel like a carefully handcrafted gift unique to the listener.

Get notified when pre-orders become available and view the album’s track listing.

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#topshelf records
#count your lucky stars
 
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theworldisa:

We’re leaving for our UK / European tour in about a month and a half. We’ve all been touring in North America  for so that we usually have people who are willing to let us crash with them most nights we’re on the road. Most of us have never been to Europe or the UK before, and really don’t know too many people in either place. 
It would be awesome if anyone who’d be willing to put us up after any of these shows could reach out to us in the next month and a half. We’re going to be traveling with 9 people (7 of us, Keith from Empire! Empire!, and a driver). I know that seems like a lot, but we are very use to cramped quarters.
We would LOVE it if you have wifi internet. A lot of us have jobs that require us to get on the internet, so thats a big plus to anywhere we could possibly stay. Couches / extra beds / carpeted floor are awesome but not necessary.
If you would like to help, please email us at theworldisa at gmail dot com. Our tour schedule looks like this:
04.03.14     Germany    Frankfurt 
04.04.14     Germany    Köln    MTC
05.04.14     Belgium    Zoersel    Jh JoeNiz
06.04.14     UK    Brighton    The Green Door Store
07.04.14     UK    Kingston    The Fighting Cocks
08.04.14     UK    Plymouth    White Rabbit
09.04.14     UK    Norwich    Epic Studios Norwich
10.04.14     UK    Glasgow    Classic Grand
11.04.14     UK    Leeds    Cockpit 
12.04.14     UK    Manchester    Star and Garter
13.04.14     UK    London    Lexington – Matinee Show 
13.04.14     UK    London    Lexington – Evening Show 
14.04.14     France    Paris    Glazart 
15.04.14     Germany    Darmstadt    Oettinger Villa
16.04.14     Italy    Milano    Lo-Fi
17.04.14     Austria    Wien    Arena
18.04.14     Day Off
19.04.14     Germany    Berlin    Cassiopeia
20.04.14     Sweden    Örebro    Kulturhuset
21.04.14     Sweden    Stockholm    Bergsund Strand 43
22.04.14       Sweden    Gothenburg    Majornas Aktivitetshus 
23.04.14     Norway    Oslo    Revolver
24.04.14     Germany    Hamburg    Headcrash
25.04.14     Germany    Marburg    KFZ
26.04.14     Germany    Stuttgart    Juha West
27.04.14     Germany    Bielefeld    AJZ

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theworldisa:

We’re leaving for our UK / European tour in about a month and a half. We’ve all been touring in North America  for so that we usually have people who are willing to let us crash with them most nights we’re on the road. Most of us have never been to Europe or the UK before, and really don’t know too many people in either place. 

It would be awesome if anyone who’d be willing to put us up after any of these shows could reach out to us in the next month and a half. We’re going to be traveling with 9 people (7 of us, Keith from Empire! Empire!, and a driver). I know that seems like a lot, but we are very use to cramped quarters.

We would LOVE it if you have wifi internet. A lot of us have jobs that require us to get on the internet, so thats a big plus to anywhere we could possibly stay. Couches / extra beds / carpeted floor are awesome but not necessary.

If you would like to help, please email us at theworldisa at gmail dot com. Our tour schedule looks like this:

  • 04.03.14    Germany    Frankfurt 
  • 04.04.14     Germany    Köln    MTC
  • 05.04.14     Belgium    Zoersel    Jh JoeNiz
  • 06.04.14     UK    Brighton    The Green Door Store
  • 07.04.14     UK    Kingston    The Fighting Cocks
  • 08.04.14     UK    Plymouth    White Rabbit
  • 09.04.14     UK    Norwich    Epic Studios Norwich
  • 10.04.14     UK    Glasgow    Classic Grand
  • 11.04.14     UK    Leeds    Cockpit 
  • 12.04.14     UK    Manchester    Star and Garter
  • 13.04.14     UK    London    Lexington – Matinee Show 
  • 13.04.14     UK    London    Lexington – Evening Show 
  • 14.04.14     France    Paris    Glazart 
  • 15.04.14     Germany    Darmstadt    Oettinger Villa
  • 16.04.14     Italy    Milano    Lo-Fi
  • 17.04.14     Austria    Wien    Arena
  • 18.04.14     Day Off
  • 19.04.14     Germany    Berlin    Cassiopeia
  • 20.04.14     Sweden    Örebro    Kulturhuset
  • 21.04.14     Sweden    Stockholm    Bergsund Strand 43
  • 22.04.14       Sweden    Gothenburg    Majornas Aktivitetshus 
  • 23.04.14     Norway    Oslo    Revolver
  • 24.04.14     Germany    Hamburg    Headcrash
  • 25.04.14     Germany    Marburg    KFZ
  • 26.04.14     Germany    Stuttgart    Juha West
  • 27.04.14     Germany    Bielefeld    AJZ

*signal boost*

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Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) LP roughs landing in your inbox at 5:30am means listening to Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) LP roughs at 5:30am.

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) LP roughs landing in your inbox at 5:30am means listening to Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) LP roughs at 5:30am.

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#eeiwale
#Empire! Empire!
#Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate)
#count your lucky stars
#topshelf records
#count your lucky stars records
#music
#emo
 
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Keith Latinen said he’d send us the empire! empire! mixes for their new LP that us and Count Your Lucky Stars Records are releasing later this year by TONIGHT. YOU ARE 46 MINUTES LATE, KEITH. FORTY-SIX.

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Tour dates to FEST with Dowsing

empireempireband:

Here are the tour dates for the upcoming THE FEST withDowsing. After we are done, Dowsing are continuing their way to the West Coast, so go see them there too! Hope to see you on the road!

Master FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/585123721552251/

Dowsing & Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) 

(Midwest/East Coast)

October:

Oct 21st- Chesterton, IN @ Sound Cellar
https://www.facebook.com/events/1417037168509147/

Oct 22nd- Grand Rapids, MI @ Waffle Haus

Oct 23rd- Ann Arbor, MI @ Metal Frat 

Oct 24th- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto
https://www.facebook.com/events/601411389911265/

Oct 25th- Buffalo, NY @ House

Oct 26th- Hoboken, NJ @ The Stevens Institute

Oct 27th- Long Island, NY @ The Wood Shop Music Venue 
https://www.facebook.com/events/481587315273770

Oct 28th- Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House 
https://www.facebook.com/events/435401023239685/

Oct 29th- Alexandria, VA @ The Lab 
https://www.facebook.com/events/659264584114107/

November:
Nov 1st- Gainesville, FL @ Rockey’s

Nov 4th- Atlanta, GA @ Under The Couch 
http://www.gtmn.org/underthecouch/?page_id=4

Nov 5th- Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm
https://www.facebook.com/events/338638836266061/

Nov 6th- Bloomington, IN

Nov 7th- Champaign, IL @ Error Records
https://www.facebook.com/events/429668277151897/

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Dowsing & Bedroom Sons 

(Midwest/West Coast)

Nov 8th- Milwaukee, WI @ Scheme City
https://www.facebook.com/events/217704995063550/

Nov 9th- Minneapolis, MN

Nov 10th- Bismarck, ND

Nov 11th- Missoula, MT

Nov 12th- Seattle, WA

Nov 13th- Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse Books
https://www.facebook.com/events/1416874198527357

Nov 14th- Arcata, CA @ The Bird House
https://www.facebook.com/events/423238614454815/

Nov 15th- Redding, CA @ Pastry House 

Nov 16th- San Jose, CA 
https://www.facebook.com/events/582668021799190/

Nov 17th- Murrieta, CA @ DIAL 

Nov 18th- Las Vegas, NV

Nov 19th- Salt Lake City, UT

Nov 20th- Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Collective 
https://www.facebook.com/events/677584272269546/

Nov 21st- Lincoln, NE*

Nov 22nd- St. Louis, MO

Nov 24th- Chicago, IL @ Township

for booking contact: dowsingband@gmail.com

Go see them, I guess……..

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LP news- 2013 & 2014 plans

empireempireband:

Bummer news time: Our album will not be released until 2014. Sorry! We are wrapping everything up and really close to being done, but I am a very slow worker when it comes to big projects. But I promise you it is because we care so much about this and want everything to be perfect. I can say that, without a doubt, this is our most solid work and there are also some very, very cool other projects that will be released in conjunction with our album, but I can’t tell you what they are now. 

As for the rest of 2013, it will be still be littered with splits (which has become a terribly unhealthy habit, haha). We will be posting the pre-order for the malegoat split soon and steaming it somewhere for you all to hear. Some of you may also remember a split that we announced a long time ago on time as a color records out in Germany. That is now in and should begin to ship soonish. You can order the individual split or the entire subscription at their site, but we will also be getting a good chunk of them and will be posting them for sale at Count Your Lucky Stars Records

We also have the Joie De Vivre split on Run For Cover Records subscription series out this year too. We are getting that one just under the wire, I hope!

Finally, there are two special splits that we also can’t announce yet with two new songs as well (one per split), so at least there is still a healthy amount of songs left for this year. 7 new ones to tide you over until early next year. 

Thanks for being super patient and sorry we are super slow. Can’t wait to see you on the road with Dowsing and at THE FEST this October!

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#Empire! Empire!
#Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate)
#topshelf records
#count your lucky stars
#music
#eeiwale
 
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Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) LP2 update

Keith posted an update today on the progress of their new full length (which we’ll be co-releasing with Count Your Lucky Stars). You can read it below:

Bummer news time: Our album will not be released until 2014. Sorry! We are wrapping everything up and really close to being done, but I am a very slow worker when it comes to big projects. But I promise you it is because we care so much about this and want everything to be perfect. I can say that, without a doubt, this is our most solid work and there are also some very, very cool other projects that will be released in conjunction with our album, but I can’t tell you what they are now. 

As for the rest of 2013, it will be still be littered with splits (which has become a terribly unhealthy habit, haha). We will be posting the pre-order for the malegoat split soon and steaming it somewhere for you all to hear. Some of you may also remember a split that we announced a long time ago on time as a color records out in Germany. That is now in and should begin to ship soonish. You can order the individual split or the entire subscription at their site, but we will also be getting a good chunk of them and will be posting them for sale at Count Your Lucky Stars Records

We also have the Joie De Vivre split on Run For Cover Records subscription series out this year too. We are getting that one just under the wire, I hope!

Finally, there are two special splits that we also can’t announce yet with two new songs as well (one per split), so at least there is still a healthy amount of songs left for this year. 7 new ones to tide you over until early next year. 

Thanks for being super patient and sorry we are super slow. Can’t wait to see you on the road with Dowsing and atTHE FEST this October!

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#Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate)
 
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cylsrecords:

empireempireband:

We recorded the most important part of our record today!

Ok, yeah.  I’m a dork

#dork

(Originally from empireempireband)

Topshelf Records at Fest 12!

Topshelf Records at Fest 12!

Topshelf tours & news re-cap:


Tour Dates:

News:

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Empire! Empire! Violitionist Session!

empireempireband:

We did a Violitionist Sessions during the spring and the videos/interview has been posted!  We play Turbo Stasis, We Did Not Need to Open It to Know It Was There, and Water.  The people who run these sessions are wonderful and have hosted many bands much more talented than us, so run through their archive after you watch/read ours! <3

http://violitionist.com/2013/05/empire-empire/

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