Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) Home After Three Months Away
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SeaAnemone
July 4th 2011



19674 Comments


I was surprised that this took more than 5 listens or so to catch on. Until then it seemed a little lifeless. Like I keep reiterating, the lyrics help a ton.

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mallen-
July 4th 2011



1235 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sweet, didn't know this was coming out

sniper
July 5th 2011



18929 Comments


good review eric, although i don't think the music on this ep makes for any less impact than the stuff on the full-length. nothing on here matches the pace of their heavy hitters but on a bite-sized release like this that would be awkward anyway. totally in agreement about keith as a lyricist though. this is also far from the only thing they've released since '09 but i'm sure you know that.

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JamieCTA
July 5th 2011



146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think this is a very solid EP. Different than the one true LP but it has it's own personality while still retaining their style. Kudos to these guys.

Acanthus
July 5th 2011



9535 Comments


This is beautiful both lyrically and instrumentally, I can't handle the bands sound right now though as the memories it recalls are too much.

Pos'd sir, and I would Pos again if possible!

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sniper
July 5th 2011



18929 Comments


this is still growing on me. i adore this band.

Iamthe Nightstars
July 5th 2011



2176 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

"And I am still trying to learn how time is a gift as much as it is a burden"

Favorite line.

mezcalworm
July 5th 2011



2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Great review, but I'd have to disagree: "Minnow" is the breadwinner track for me on this record.

Nikkolae
July 5th 2011



4746 Comments


i need this [2]

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lancebramsay
July 5th 2011



1585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a great little EP but like all EP's, it leaves me wanting more :/

Awesomesauce
July 6th 2011



1083 Comments


Sounds good. I'll check this out for sure.

HenchmanOfSanta
July 6th 2011



1850 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I live like 20 minutes from this band. Might get.

sportsboy
July 7th 2011



613 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great ep
i especially love everything rests on your small shoulders

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sniper
July 7th 2011



18929 Comments


water is my favorite i think or maybe shoulders. i swim like a minnow is among their weakest tracks since before year of the rabbit.

crazyblinddude
July 7th 2011



3389 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My vote def goes to shoulders. I actually liked I swim like a minnow, but in comparison to their full
length and the other songs on this EP it really is their weakest in a while.

sniper
July 7th 2011



18929 Comments


last night i dreamt the old sea-foam green paint, in the room my brother and i once shared, was swallowing up the walls again, a forest of latex reclaiming acres of land.

crazyblinddude
July 7th 2011



3389 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah that one was contender for my favorite off here too. Fuck now that I'm playing this over and over right now. I keep changing my mind back and forth between the two.

sniper
July 7th 2011



18929 Comments


i just really want a full-length now. their songs all have that same similar sort of feel but he's such a good songwriter it hardly even matters.

crazyblinddude
July 7th 2011



3389 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm listening to the LP right now. It's so cash. But yeah I don't mind if an artist uses a similar style for most of the songs on an album. I usually categorize albums by one sort of mood most of the time anyways.

FelixCulpa
July 7th 2011



1236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They have a new song up. Or well if you get the Topshelf record sampler you get a new song from an upcoming 7" that coming this summer. It has guest vocals from the band Colossal too. You need to like it or tweet it to get it here http://topshelfrecords.com/2011/



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