Graphic Novel Premiere: Empire! Empire!, “A Keepsake”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 08.06.14 in News

One of the defining characteristics of You Will Eventually Be Forgotten, the second record from Michigan duo Empire! Empire! is its evocative, narrative lyrics. Songs are so rich in detail they feel more like short stories, the perfect complement to the band’s searching, moving music. So it makes perfect sense, then, that the group would want to flesh out those stories in even greater detail — which is exactly what they do in the forthcoming graphic novel A Ribbon. Illustrated by Ben Sears, Ribbon contains one short chapter for each of the album’s 11 songs. Today, we’re premiering the chapter that accompanies the album’s fourth song, “A Keepsake.” Download it below, then read along with the song (which we’ve embedded here for your convenience!)

Download the chapter inspired by “A Keepsake”

Pre-Order Ribbon from Count Your Lucky Stars and Topshelf Records