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What It Takes to Move Forward

by Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)

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waterbottle173 Made me cry. 10/10. Favorite track: With Your Greatest Fears Realized, You Will Not Be Comforted.
Drew Miller
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Drew Miller I have not come across such an incredible indie rock band in a long time. This debut LP is worth way more than it is listed for. The lyrics are wonderfully thought provoking, and the vocals are great throughout the entire record. A band worth listening to for years to come. They are ahead of their time. Although this was recorded in 08/2009, this sounds fresh, new, and enigmatic in the best way possible. My ears cannot fathom what they are hearing. Check this record out for yourself. x Favorite track: Everything Is Connected and Everything Matters (a Temporary Solution to a Permanent Problem).
myles cochrane
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myles cochrane Long car trip to the beach

you need this with some fish and chips or a stick of rock.
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steffan don't even worry about the other tracks, just put track 11 on repeat. pretend it's a single. Favorite track: I Am a Snail, and You Are a Pace I Cannot Match.
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    At long last, the Empire! Empire! debut the been repressed! Gone are the days where it will cost you an arm and a leg to get this, and what's more- this version is cooler! This version features updated artwork which is much, much cleaner- and as a bonus, you can actually read the lyrics! The album is also now in correct sequential order and features TWO more bonus tracks than the original.

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released September 29, 2009


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