Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - What It Takes to Move Forward Reissue

Count Your Lucky Stars is repressing the debut full-length from Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate). The What It Takes to Move Forward LP repress and CD reissue are now available for Pre-Order.

The band decided to dust off the old album and give it a proper release tour, playing it from front to back for a special 10-day run. All dates with Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers. Special edition limited-edition covers available on the tour.

In 2009, Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) released their debut LP, What It Takes to Move Forward, which, alongside fellow acts like Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, and Into It. Over It., helped give rise to the now burgeoning “Emo Reivial” scene. After it went out of print, the demand for a repress began growing and growing, until at last, Count Your Lucky Stars tracked down the missing pieces to make it a reality. The reissue features reworked album art and two additional bonus tracks, along with the updated and correct sequential order.

What It Takes to Move Forward Tour


JAN 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls

JAN 30 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies

JAN 31 – Lansing , MI @ TBA

FEB 02 – Toronto, ON @ The Cave

FEB 03 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar

FEB 04 – Somerville, MA @ Cuisine En Local

FEB 05 – North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective

FEB 06 – New York, NY @ Palisades

FEB 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Golden Tea House

FEB 08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project