These days we have everything at our fingertips–whatever we want, whenever we want it. In a society of immediacy, few things actually seem worth the wait. One might deduce that, indeed, no record is worth a 5 year wait, but that’s where you might be mistaken.

Five years, and one relocation (from D.C. to Seattle) later, The Out-Circuit’s follow up record to 2003’s critically acclaimed Burn Your Scripts, Boys, is finally upon us. And Pierce The Empire With A Sound is well worth the wait.

The album boasts 10 tracks, each one different from the next, but all held together by one commonality—beauty. Whether the music is lulling you to dreamland or tantalizing your adrenaline, it’s gorgeous. It’s like listening to the sound of the space inside you that you’re too afraid to share. In that way, the music is intimate.

Frontman and mastermind, Nathan Burke, holds to the bracing-yet-beautiful instrumental melodies that he’s know for, but builds on those, positioning them opposite a heavier sound actualized by occasionally screamy vocals and a driving rhythm section. Collaborations with Dustin Kensrue of ThriceSean Ingramof CoalesceRachel Burke of Beauty Pill, as well as members of Roadside MonumentThe EpochsHaram, and more are only appropriate here.

Pierce the Empire With A Sound was mixed in September/October of 2007 by Teppei TeranishiofThrice at his studio in Orange, CA. The record is currently available at, and will be available worldwide in February of 2008.

Pierce The Empire With a Sound
CD / Digital
Released 2.12.08

iTunes / Lujo Store

Burn Your Scripts, Boys
CD / LP / Digital
Released 9.21.04

iTunes / Lujo Store

Come Out Shooting from “Pierce the Empire With a Sound” (lujo056) / Download
Across the Light from “Pierce the Empire With a Sound” (lujo056) / Download
We Will End from “Burn Your Scripts, Boys” (lujo013) / Download
Glasgow from “Burn Your Scripts, Boys” (lujo013) / Download