Up The Empire / Light Rides The Super Major
Album: Light Rides The Super Major   Collection:General
Artist:Up The Empire   Added:Oct 2007
Label:The Cougar Label  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-12-24 Pull Date: 2008-02-25
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Recent Airplay
1. Feb 13, 2008: Time Traveler
4. Jan 30, 2008: Time Traveler
2. Feb 12, 2008: At Your Local Dive
5. Jan 26, 2008: Scatterbrain Radio
Stars At Noon
3. Feb 09, 2008: Scatterbrain Radio
Stars At Noon
6. Jan 25, 2008: Live From Six Feet Underground

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-12-16
Up the Empire – Light Rides the Super Major Reviewed by Witz

Energetic Pop-Rock. Hailing from Brooklyn, these three rockers blend steady guitar rhythms and drum beats with melodic rock vocals to create a solid album of catchy, poppy, rock songs. There is some experimentation in the album, and the opening track will have you thinking of bands like Parts & Labor, but overall, Up the Empire packs their first full length album with a steady stream of pop-rock and energetic anthems. All pretty decent. FCC CLEAN.

**1) Poppy with catchy and solid guitar work. More subdued vocals. Clearly the hit. (4:09)
2) Straightforward up-tempo indie rock. At times like The Strokes with dance rock beat on drums. (3:55)
3) Banging, crashing, distorted rock with melodic vocals. (4:06)
4) Mellow, quieter ambient track. Builds a little by the end. (3:49)
5) Steady and catchy, good harmonies, good buildups and breakdowns. (3:34)
*6) Well constructed, irregular rhythms at times, good vocals, catchy. (4:09)
**7) Mellow vocals over soaring guitars and a steady bass-line. Builds up. (5:25)
8) Overly literal lyrics, but good rhythms and energy. (4:37)
9) Basic airy melodic vocals and guitars, ambient second half. (2:48)
10) Fast paced, catchy riffs, solid vocals. Complete with “Doot-doots.” (4:20)

Track Listing
1. Volcano   6. Not Working
2. This Machine Blows Minds!!!   7. Keep Wasting Your Time
3. Sad Sad Shouting   8. Breaking The Last Window
4. Careful What You Say   9. Starter Motor
5. Stars At Noon   10. Feel Like Dying