Instant Empire – Lamplight Lost CD Review

The recent inexplicable emo revival has reminded us that there was a lot wrong with music in the early-aughts. But for every band like Simple Plan and New Found Glory, aimed at heartbroken teens clutching lyric journals filled with 7th grade poetry, there were far better bands that knew how to write solid, complex songs of angst and confusion that never really got the accolades they truly deserved – bands like Jimmy Eat World and Hot Rod Circuit. Coming in with the latest crop of emo-digging bands is Denver’s Instant Empire, which thankfully have much more in common with the latter than the former. Continue reading “Instant Empire – Lamplight Lost CD Review”