Empire! Empire! free week
2012-09-26 by William Lim | 52 Comments
Michigan indie/emo duo Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate) have announced via Facebook that for the next seven days, their complete discography will be available for pay-what-you-want (including free) download from Bandcamp. The motion was granted from a contest response (the contest runs from until midnight on the 25th of September; see the band's Facebook for details) which required five-hundred shares of the official contest status in order to unlock free downloads on Empire's Bandcamp page.

The Bandcamp page features a whopping eighteen releases from the group, including their full-length studio album What It Takes to Move Forward, two full-length compilations, several promotional EPs and an abundance of split EPs. The downside, however, is that the band is not licensed to release tracks from the other bands featured on split EPs, leaving these releases incomplete.

Visit the band's Bandcamp page for the downloads:
http://empireempire.bandcamp.com/

Visit this post on the band's Facebook page for details on the contest (ends midnight, 25th of September):
http://www.facebook.com/empireempireiwasalonelyestate/posts/419351118114254

Tagged: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2012
7170 Comments


*downloads everything*

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KotoFtw
September 26th 2012
1077 Comments


Sweeeet.

loveisamixtape
September 26th 2012
6333 Comments


literally just downloaded everything

this is awesome

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2012
24165 Comments


damn i wish this was about a band i liked :[

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


These guys are from Michigan? Cool.

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someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


Fenton? That's 20 minutes from here.

Lol.

sixdegrees
September 26th 2012
17908 Comments


time to download entire discog

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ConcubinaryCode
September 26th 2012
2175 Comments


sweet news

Naridax
September 26th 2012
88 Comments


downloaded everything before this article was posted. am i cool yet?

Jezzami
September 26th 2012
33 Comments


I already knew these guys were the coolest people on Earth. This makes them some form of musical demi-gods.

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


it sucks that when you download the splits you don't get the songs from the other bands.

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


One of my friends has a cousin who has played drums for these two. I don't know which album(s) though.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2012
51042 Comments


I already had all of their songs damn

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auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


yeah i already have all of them too but i wanted the two new splits in 320kbps, unfortunately you only get half of the splits though which is dumb.

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


How is that dumb? You just expect those bands' labels to jump on board with the contest?

Don't be an idiot.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2012
51042 Comments


Empire! Empire! own the label though

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


Every band they do splits with is on their label?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2012
51042 Comments


The splits are released on Count Your Lucky Stars I think
A couple might be Topshelf I'm not sure

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


Either way, auber should stick to music and shy away from law.

ViperAces
September 26th 2012
12508 Comments


This is probably the only band whos fans cant use uTorrent.

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


well, they had 7000 downloads today alone.

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


"How is that dumb? You just expect those bands' labels to jump on board with the contest?

Don't be an idiot."

well the singer for empire! empire! owns the label so yeah...

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


i see trebor beat me to it. but yeah someguest ur dumb.

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


You can't force other bands to give up their shit for free, numbnuts.

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


well that probably depends on the contract, but either way that doesn't mean i can't be disappointed that it's not included in the download.

Kris.
September 26th 2012
12603 Comments


someguest is pretty correct here aubs don't be a fucking retard

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


we both know you're just going to agree with whoever isn't me.

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


He's getting a product for free and he is still complaining. I mean what the hell?

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


and i can't be incorrect (or correct either for that matter) because all i did was state an opinion.

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


You're just being a jackass over a first world grievance.

Kris.
September 26th 2012
12603 Comments


"we both know you're just going to agree with whoever isn't me."

thats not even remotely true
if you didnt always act like a dumb fuck and have terrible opinions maybe id agree with you

someguest is correct here
just because the bands are on empire's label doesn't mean empire has permission to use the band's music
youre bitching and whining abuot not getting like 3 or 4 songs from other bands when you could easily find them on the internet so shut the fuck up and let the adults talk

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


someguest i briefly mentioned that i was disappointed that the whole split wasn't included. you're the
one who made this into a thing.

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


It shouldn't have even been mentioned though.

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


wow you guys have way too much time on your hands to get on your periods over a single comment
expressing mild disappointment, i think i'm going to go outside or something.

Kris.
September 26th 2012
12603 Comments


please do hopefully you get hit by a bus or something it would be pree cool

auberginedreams
September 26th 2012
6081 Comments


i'll do my best.

someguest
September 26th 2012
21725 Comments


You still don't understand the expectations with a 'free' product, do you?

mindleviticus
September 26th 2012
8351 Comments


Lol. Been meaning to check these guys out. Now's my wake-up call!

SpaceWhale
September 26th 2012
156 Comments


This made me so happy, hopefully now more people will listen to this band.

minty901
September 27th 2012
2086 Comments


these guys either need to stop making music or start changing it up a bit. every song they release is exactly the same as the last one.

auberginedreams
September 27th 2012
6081 Comments


well indie emo is a pretty specific subgenre so obviously the songs are going to sound similar, but i think they do a good job of writing stuff that isn't just a rehash of their previous work. most of their releases have a fairly distinct sound when compared to each other.

WashboardSuds
September 27th 2012
5054 Comments


just gonna download cos I can dont even care

Youtellme
September 27th 2012
1351 Comments


I just bought their LP and 2 of their EPs like a week ago.

Fuck me.

minty901
September 28th 2012
2086 Comments


@auber i can't tell one song from another anymore. they all sound the same. genres are used as a general way of categorizing a band, not as a criteria within a band must strive to fit. heaven forbid they use a chord or rock out once in a while.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 28th 2012
51042 Comments


Dude don't diss my favorite band
Not every band has to change on every record to be good, just look at NOFX

Bloodhail
September 28th 2012
1144 Comments


NURSE YOUR WOUNDS YOU ARE NO SOLDIER

WE ARE NOT MEN OF FAITH

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 28th 2012
51042 Comments


Holy fuck I'm listening to that song right now!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the avatar


Bloodhail
September 28th 2012
1144 Comments


good song

sad jams 4 life

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 28th 2012
51042 Comments


Who is Fenton anyway?

MichaelSnoxall
September 28th 2012
12163 Comments


Well, I guess there's no reason not to download their discog.

Bloodhail
September 28th 2012
1144 Comments


yeah band is good

North0House2
September 28th 2012
5894 Comments


Gonna d/l even though I'm not the biggest fan. It's free and legally free so hey why not?

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