Empire! Empire! (I was a Lonely Estate) - Year of the Rabbit

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Mineral
American Football
The Appleseed Cast
Death Cab for Cutie

Tracklist

1. Year of the Rabbit
2. Idk, My Bff Jill

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Don’t you just love albums that make you feel all warm and fuzzy? From the cute furry animals drawn on the artwork to the songs themselves, everything about Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)’s latest release, Year of the Rabbit, screams “I’m warm and fuzzy, please come snuggle with me” and I must say, it’s difficult to resist. I mean, look at the album cover and try to tell me that you don’t instantly feel fuzzy. I dare you!

Album art aside, the two tracks on the record have a pretty high fuzz factor themselves. Starting off with the title track on the A-side, the record begins with twinkly guitars playing with each other before the drums come rolling through. Right off the bat you can get that good old fashioned post-emo vibe that we’ve come to enjoy from Empire! Empire!

Anyone who’s heard E!E!, though, will tell you that their most distinguishing characteristic is the often high-pitched (and I’m talking higher than Anthony Green high) vocals, which are always either hit or miss. Thankfully, on “Year of the Rabbit” it’s nearly all hit. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the second track “Idk, My Bff Jill” which begins as a more upbeat jam with yelping vocals as opposed to the hush sound of “Year of the Rabbit.” However, soft duel vocals come in towards the end upping the fuzz factor and ending the song on a nice note.

So all in all, if you’re in the mood for twinkly guitars and endearing vocals, then pick up Year of the Rabbit and get ready for a nice snuggley wuggley.

--Armand Babian

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babarm87
Last updated: 09/29/2009 09:00PM

Comments

cloudscollide
04/14/2008
08:12AM
Age: 26
Location
PA
This is sort of random but i'm getting sick of bands that have two of the same words repeated twice like that. Man Man, Neon Neon, Empire Empire, and there are like at least 3 to 4 other ones i've seen just in the past like month. WTF is up with that? I hope Tool changes their name to TOOL! TOOL!
glhxckid
04/16/2008
07:02AM
Location
Troy, Michigan
I am playing a show with these guys tomorrow. Good band... should be a great show...
babarm87
04/16/2008
09:24AM
Location
Los Angeles
glhxckid
I am playing a show with these guys tomorrow. Good band... should be a great show...


just an fyi, i played one of your songs on the radio yesterday.
glhxckid
04/16/2008
12:03PM
Location
Troy, Michigan
babarm87
just an fyi, i played one of your songs on the radio yesterday.


Wow, thank you. That's pretty awesome haha.