Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)'s highly anticipated new album You Will Eventually Be Forgotten may have taken half a decade to get here, but it was absolutely worth the wait. Constant touring and a litany of splits and EPs (12 splits and 4 EP’s since their last LP) have tightened the band and honed their chops, and it shows. You Will Eventually Be Forgotten is what the band does best- intimate vocals, melodic guitar work, and vivid storytelling to the point where you feel like you are living in each song.
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) is the husband/wife duo of Keith and Cathy Latinen, hailing from the tiny town of Fenton, Michigan. They play a style of music now labeled as “Emo Revival”, and were one of the bands instrumental in bringing the sound back. What began as a solo project in 2006 has since grown into a full-time gig, seeing the band cross the US countless times and span the globe with four international tours, playing shows with the likes of Mineral, The Early November, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Into It. Over It. and more. They also have perhaps one of the most storied discographies in their scene, including 4 EPS, 12 splits, and their soon to be released second full length, You Will Eventually Be Forgotten for a total of over 60 songs to their name. Each song is a work of art with meticulous lyrics, beautiful guitar melodies, and sincere vocals - carefully handcrafted like a gift from them to you.
2. I Was Somewhere Cold, Dark... and Lonely
3. We Are People Here. We Are Not Numbers
4. A Keepsake
5. You Have to Be So Much Better than You Ever Though
6. Stay Divided
8. Things Not Worth Fixing
9. If It's Bad News, It Can Wait
10. It's So Much Darker When a Light Goes Out than It
11. The Promise That Life Can Go on No Matter How Bad