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Empire! Empire! Stream New Song: "A Keepsake"

Posted by - 10:49 AM on 07/22/14
Check out Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)'s new song "A Keepsake," featuring Bob Nanna, at NPR. You can pre-order the excellent You Will Eventually Be Forgotten at Count Your Lucky Stars or Topshelf.
 
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11:01 AM on 07/22/14
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Can't believe they made so few of the black. Disappointed it has sold out so early. Hopefully the bone sounds good.
11:03 AM on 07/22/14
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It's really apparent that the singer is off key and I have to wonder if that's intentional? Kinda ruins the song for me. I know from their first album he's not the greatest singer but only some parts were blatantly off-key, not entire songs lol
11:05 AM on 07/22/14
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I'm really liking this song. The trumpet at the end gives it such a nice touch.
11:08 AM on 07/22/14
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It's really apparent that the singer is off key and I have to wonder if that's intentional? Kinda ruins the song for me. I know from their first album he's not the greatest singer but only some parts were blatantly off-key, not entire songs lol
I noticed he doesn't sound good in these new songs. I understand his style and appeal, which i relaly enjoyed in their past albums, but i dont know what's going on here
11:27 AM on 07/22/14
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I'm so so so so excited this is finally all happening. This album is so amazing and I'm so stoked for people to hear the whole thing. The graphic novel is ADORABLE and there's so much more cool stuff in store. CYLS World Domination 2k14 is imminent.
11:34 AM on 07/22/14
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It's really apparent that the singer is off key and I have to wonder if that's intentional? Kinda ruins the song for me. I know from their first album he's not the greatest singer but only some parts were blatantly off-key, not entire songs lol
seriously, and even with this off-keyness the vox are mixed super high
what is going on here ? their old stuff wasn't like this
12:05 PM on 07/22/14
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Y'all are crazy. The vocals sound great. This song is too good.
12:42 PM on 07/22/14
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pre-ordered
12:52 PM on 07/22/14
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Y'all are crazy. The vocals sound great. This song is too good.
Yeah I don't hear anything different on the vocals. Great song as always. Can't wait to hear the full thing.
12:54 PM on 07/22/14
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I'm kinda upset that the 180g sold out so quickly. I woke up to the email from Topshelf, and they were already gone.

Edit: does anyone have an alternative source for the stream? NPR requires Flash and I'm not installing Flash.
01:18 PM on 07/22/14
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I'm kinda upset that the 180g sold out so quickly. I woke up to the email from Topshelf, and they were already gone.

Edit: does anyone have an alternative source for the stream? NPR requires Flash and I'm not installing Flash.

It's already been ripped to an audio post on tumblr.
01:49 PM on 07/22/14
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Yeah I don't hear anything different on the vocals. Great song as always. Can't wait to hear the full thing.

Same here. The new stuff is sounding absolutely killer. My most anticipated album of the year.
02:28 PM on 07/22/14
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It's already been ripped to an audio post on tumblr.
Oooh. Cool. Thanks.

If anyone else hates Flash as much as I do, here's a non-Flash stream.
http://roblr.tumblr.com/post/9254717...onely-estate-a

I'm digging the new sound. Glad I picked up a pre-order, and bought my tickets to go see them next month.
07:00 PM on 07/22/14
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seriously, and even with this off-keyness the vox are mixed super high
what is going on here ? their old stuff wasn't like this
Yeah, the vocals are def mixed much louder than usual. I thought the production was perfect with the first record, not sure why the felt the need to change it up here, but oh well.

Looking back there's a lot of parts on the old album where he's blatantly off pitch as well, like the chorus of "Keep What You Have Built Up Here", but he's also belting there so the emotion conveyed kind of trumps having perfect pitch.

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