Some twee emo indie rock here. Is that a genre? Genres are just made up anyhow right? Anyhow, I recently discovered Empire! Empire! so seeing them in the new CDs at WRCT seemed apropo. I like them, though I think their new album “You will eventually be forgotten” isn’t their best effort.
The album is basically what you’d expect. Built to spill inspired twee indie rock. Most songs get a bit pop punk at points. That’s why track 4 didn’t appeal to me as much, but if pop punk is your thing, maybe check that one out. Overall, the vocals tend to meander a bit like a Death Cab song. While not their best effort, there are several worthwhile songs if you appreciate the sound. Like some bands that tend to get a bit poppy, the “b-side” material at the end of the cd is a bit less poppy.
They are pretty good song titlers under the worst circumstances. Something from a previous release, just because.