Recount Your Lucky Stars Feature- A Look Back as we Hit Our 100th+ Release!

Posted on March 31st, 2020

I'd like to take to a minute to reflect on the label. We quietly hit our 100th release last fall and we didn't really celebrate or talk about how much that milestone means to us.

This whole thing started as a vehicle for our band, empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) and quickly grew into something much bigger than that as we met and played with so many talented bands we felt were not getting enough attention. It was very much an organic growth.

We started the label in 2006 and had our first official release in early 2007. We worked hard at it and pumped out incredible release after incredible until sometime in late 2015/early 2016, where we decided to take a small step back and slow down our release schedule.

Last year after some time off, we realized how special this thing was and how lucky we have been to work with such amazing artists and musicians. To that end, we started kicking things back into gear with releases from amazing bands from Overo, Singing Lungs, Mountains for Clouds, and Thank You, I’m Sorry.

Our 100th release was Anna Flyaway, an old band Cathy and I (and other friends) had recorded 15 years ago(!) and finally got mixed and mastered and gave a proper release. It wasn't so much a book-end, but another beginning- a rebirth.

To that end, I have decided to make a feature called Recount Your Lucky Stars where I go through our entire catalog in chronological order every day and post what the release was, album artwork, links to listen, and a tidbit about it. We will be starting tomorrow, so keep your peepers peepin' for that. Keep the name of the feature in mind too, because there is another project we are going to working on later this year with the same name. MAYBE WE WILL REVEAL WHAT IT IS AT THE END OF THE WRITTEN FEATURES.

Anyway, we really wanted to thank you for sticking with us all these years. To all our our bands and fans, we couldn't have done it without you. The future is bright and we are working on a new batch of releases that are going to blow you away. We can't wait to keep going, but we're also excited to talk about where we have been.

Hang in there, stay at home if you can ❤️

If you've ever wanted to learn how to play an Empire! Empire! song!

Posted on March 24th, 2020

Update from Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate):

Over the years, a lot of people have asked us how to play our songs and if we had tabs. We do, actually. We had a lot of people fill in for us that needed to know how to play our songs. I also have the guitar memory of a goldfish, so I try and tab out a song THE SECOND I finish recording a demo of it.

It seems a lot of people are looking for things to do while we are all home-bound, so I thought it might be an ideal time to drop these all into the world.

That being said, we wrote a lottttttt of songs and I don't have tabs for every single one of them. I thought I would get around to re-figuring them out some day, but I have no idea when that will be.

The other thing is we did these all with notepad by hand. I 100% GUARANTEE there are some mistakes.


- I don't need to see or hear corrections if you find them.

- If there isn't a tab for the song you are looking for, I'm sorry but I won't be tabbing them out anytime soon. Also, please do not send me tabs of the songs that are missing.

- In some cases, a friend made a tab (probably for bass) and I also don't have any idea of there are mistakes there either.

- Some names are probably going to the pet names we called a release or song before we actually named the song. You might have to do some digging to figure out what song it is, lol. Fun!

So, without further adieu, here is where you can download all the tabs:

If you need a refresher, hear every song we recorded here:

If you feel like picking up records, go get them at Count Your Lucky Stars Records:

Today is the best day to get the new Thank You, I'm Sorry for any price!

Posted on March 20th, 2020

Today is a good day to download the new Thank You, I’m Sorry album "The Malta House" from Bandcamp. We already pledged to give 100% of the proceeds to the band to help cover their tour cancellations, but Bandcamp has generously waved their cut too- so it all goes to the band!

Go get it here:

Grab the cassette here:

Remember to stay safe and stay home if you can! ❤️