Posted on November 28th, 2019
It's Black Friday again! Take 30% off your entire order (with a few exceptions like the Anna Flyaway record) + get the Empire! Empire! 'Ribbon' for ONLY TWO DOLLARS. HOLY MOLEY, THAT IS CHEAP.
You don't need any code, but you only have until 12/2 at midnight (Cyber Monday) before the sales turn back into a pumpkin. That's a long weekend, people!
Speaking of the Anna Flyaway record, a bunch have shipped, but if you haven't gotten yours, please know we are working on it this weekend and it'll be on your turntable in no time.
Posted on November 22nd, 2019
Today is the day! You can listen to the entire Anna Flyaway LP, "Tomorrow I Will Take a Knife to Your Confidence" is out everywhere!
Stream it at Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7hiGbICYxUec5CW5xe1...
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/tomorrow-i-will-t...
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Tomorrow-Will-Take-Knife-Co...
and any other place people use these days!
Get the vinyl: http://countyourluckystars.limitedrun.com/products...
We hope you love it! ❤️
Posted on November 4th, 2019
14 years ago, I started a solo project called Anna Flyaway where I played every instrument. After I wrote and recorded a bunch of songs, I decided that I wanted to try and make the project a real band, so I recruited my then-girlfriend (and now wife!) Cathy Coffin to play guitar, my best friend Danny Miller to play bass (he also played bass in my high school band and the beginning of Empire!), Liz Wilson on cello, Andrew Juhl on keys, and Erik Krueger on drums.
We wrote and recorded an entire LP worth of material. When we added new members, they wanted to re-record/add their parts and the original engineer Danny Stickel couldn't finish the recording. So I decided to try my hand at it. I started a project called Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) to practice recording and get competent enough so I could match the quality of what had already been recorded.
The writing on the wall was there, though, and it was clear Anna Flyaway was going to break up before the record was going to be finished. The rest of the band agreed to finish recording their parts, and when we finished, it sat on my laptop mostly finished for a decade or so. Cathy, Danny Miller, and I found a new drummer and used the songs I recorded as Empire! to springboard our new band.
But I always wanted to do something with these songs because they were so special to me. I asked Mat Halliday Audio Production, the longtime engineer behind like 90% of the Empire! Empire! catalog, if he would be down to try and resurrect the Anna Flyaway recording and clean it up. He had done the same for the vinyl reissue for "When the Sea Became a Giant".
It needed a lot of work, and we chipped away at the mix for about 4 years off an on before it was finally done. Dave Downham of The Gradwell House mastered it and Sarah Bogosh (Bad Ponies) created wonderful artwork that somehow matches the music perfectly. At long last, it is finally done and ready to heard by the world!
So without further adieu, please head over to BrooklynVegan to hear a very old, 'new' song called 'Every Time You Breathe In, You Breathe out (And Then, One Day, You Won’t)' from the album "Tomorrow I Will Take a Knife to Your Confidence". Thanks to Andrew Sacher for posting this!
You can pre-order it at Count Your Lucky Stars Records now, it comes out on vinyl and digitally everywhere 11/22/19.
Posted on October 24th, 2019
We are very excited to welcome Singing Lungs to the CYLS family! We will be releasing a new EP called 'Mutter' digitally and on cassette, available 11/8.
Singing Lungs (featuring the drummer from Cheap Girls) is a punk-rock band that calls back to when acts like Lemonheads and Lagwagon were tearing up the small club circuit. Brash, gruff vocals soar over harsh palm-muting that quickly move to driving drums and distorted guitars. The 90s are alive and well in Singing Lungs.
Head over to Ghettoblaster Magazine to hear the first single 'The Kids I Used to Know' now: http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/song-premiere-sin...
Then pre-order that puppy here: http://countyourluckystars.limitedrun.com/products...