Courtesy of Gawker.com‘s genius.
I got a fat bundle in the mail yesterday from Beartrap PR, more good good stuff. Despite a self-imposed hiatus from the level of review work I was doing before, I’ve managed a little for Feel The Word, and some of this stuff looks interesting so it’ll go to Late Night Wallflower. I have to say the most pleasant surprise was getting the “Year of the Rabbit” 7-inch from Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate). Not only did they also include a CD-R with the vinyl, but the CD-R, besides having the two songs from “Year Of The Rabbit”, also has a bunch of other songs thrown on it to make it worth something. Always appreciated. Now, even if I don’t necessary go “OMG SO AWESOME” over these guys, that they did that makes ’em OK in my book, whatever that’s worth. And yes, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) is the full band name, from what I can tell. I know, I know…
Mark’s departure on Top Chef last night? FUCKING BULLSHIT, MAN. FUCK YOU, TOM, FUCK YOU IN THE FACE! He totally didn’t deserve that.