Beginning on Friday, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) will embark on a short Winter tour in support of its two latest releases on Count Your Lucky Stars.

Over a year in the making, the band’s debut full-length, What It Takes To Move Forward, shows some major growth for the quartet. With a more varied songwriting pallette, Empire! Empire! shape its emo heritage into a bold indie rock album full of progression while still maitaining a striking air of familiarity.

Listen to “What Safe Means” (Free mp3)

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) has also recently released new vinyl in the form of a Split 7″ with label mates Football, Etc. The record was co-released by the band’s own Count Your Lucky Stars label and UK distro strictly no capital letters. You can pick up a copy of the 7″ from either one.

JAN 01 – Columbus, OH @ High Five, Atom House w/ High Five, Atom Bomb
JAN 02 – Nashville, TN @ The Rabbit Hole w/ Leach
JAN 04 – Houston, TX @ The Mink – Unofficial Split 7″ release show! w/ Football, Etc, Lemuria
JAN 05 – Austin, TX @ Trailer Space Records w/ The Reptilian, Cloud Mouth, For Want Of, Diving
JAN 06 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Lemuria, O’ Pioneers
JAN 07 – Norman, OK @ Universe City w/ Coney Island, Sleeper
JAN 08 – Kansas City, MO @ Salt Water Taffy House w/ Emo Side Project, Ambulants
JAN 09 – St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center w/ My Heart to Joy, Hostage Calm, Family Might
JAN 15 – South Bend, IN @ Cabana House w/ Merchant Ships
JAN 16 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (17+) w/ Joie de Vivre, Mountains for Clouds, The Field Auxiliary

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