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Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely State)/Into it. Over it. – Split

There has been resurgence within the indie-emo genre lately, and these advocates of punctuation are taking cues from American Football and Sunny Day Real Estate.

The A-side features Empire! Empire!’s, “If We Had Found You Any Later, You Would Have Drowned!” This murky track opens with a beautiful and bleak intro. A little over a quarter of the way into the song, Keith Latinen sings a drawn-out verse that suggests “…youth is wasted on youth.” The song is slow but well written.

On the B-side, you’ll find Into It. Over It.’s fifth release in their, “Twelve Town” series. The first of two tracks is, “Brenham, TX.” An upbeat romp with catchy melodies and stronger vocals than Empire! Empire!’s track. The next song is “Buffalo, NY.” This is a mid-tempo number similar to something Death Cab for Cutie would write. It’s the weakest of all three songs.

Both bands have something to offer with this split. Empire! Empire!’s side grows on you the more you focus on the guitar work. Into It. Over It.’s side grabs your attention quicker and gets you dancing. However, they leave you bored by the end.

7.0 / 10Aaron H
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