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Watch Empires' new video for "How Good Does it Feel" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 05/03/14 - 08:34 AM
Empires new single, "How Good Does It Feel" from their upcoming LP, Orphan, is now on iTunes and Spotify. The video for the song is premiering over at the Wall Street Journal.
Jason Tate on 04/24/14 - 11:54 AM
Empires have signed to Chop Shop/Island Records. The band's new album, Orphan was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky) and will be released later this year. Head to the replies to stream a new song called "How Does It Feel" and find out where you can catch the band on tour.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/04/14 - 08:32 AM
Watch Empires perform a new track "How Does It Feel" in a live studio setting in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/15/14 - 10:39 AM
Happy birthday to Sean Van Vleet, singer of Empires.

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Jason Tate on 12/18/12 - 11:27 AM
Empires' new music video for "Keep It Steady" can be found in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/11/12 - 02:02 PM
Empires have posted their Fall tour dates in support of Blue October, Maps & Atlases and Pomegranates. You can find out where to catch them in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/27/12 - 03:29 PM
Empires new record Garage Hymns can be heard here.
Jason Tate on 06/07/12 - 10:58 AM
Preorders for Empires' new album Garage Hymns can be found here. "We Lost Magic" is the first single and all preorders come with a free download of the song. Listen to the song on their Bandcamp. Garage Hymns will be out June 12.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/09/12 - 08:43 AM
Empires' new EP Can't Steal Your Heart Away is available for free, here.
Jason Tate on 03/27/12 - 09:53 AM
Empires' upcoming tour dates can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/24/11 - 06:23 AM
Empires have made it to the third round of Rolling Stone's unsigned cover contest. You can vote to get them into the final round here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/12/11 - 09:18 AM
Rolling Stone is letting you pick the cover artist for a future issue. MOD SUN, Empires, The Gallery and more are all up for the contest.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/15/11 - 01:02 AM
Empires released their new video for "Hello Lover," which can be seen in the replies.

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Matthew Tsai on 02/10/11 - 11:10 PM
Pre-orders for Empires' new 7" Darko are up now.

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Blake Solomon on 12/16/10 - 09:48 PM
Empires has three different packages of their new 7", Darko, up for pre-order on their website.

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Kyle Huntington on 12/16/10 - 02:51 AM
After getting 5000 video views, Empires have released a free download of the previously unreleased acoustic version of "Bang."

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Keagan Ilvonen on 11/28/10 - 09:33 PM
Empires have released the full video for "Bang". Head here to see the video and once it reaches 5000 views, the band promises to "unleash something special".

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Kyle Huntington on 11/18/10 - 06:56 PM
Empires have posted a preview of their new music video for "Bang" over on their website along with a free download of the song.

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Kyle Huntington on 11/13/10 - 05:53 AM
I the Mighty, Empires, and Scarlet Grey are among 10 finalists in Airwalk's Unsigned Hero contest. The winner gets to open select dates of the fall AP Tour. Voting will continue until August 31st, and you can check out the finalists and vote here.
Tony Pascarella on 08/24/10 - 11:06 AM
Empires are having a merch sale. Check out all the sweet deals here.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/31/10 - 09:17 PM
Listen to interviews with Harvard and Empires here. Harvard is episode 14 and Empires is episode 15.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/25/10 - 08:43 PM
Full live sets from Harvard, Empires, and Lights Resolve can be seen here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/03/10 - 05:39 PM
Dates for the 20Ten Tour featuring Lights Resolve, Empires, and Harvard can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/17/10 - 08:58 AM
TV/TV will be going out on tour with Empires in May. Dates are in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 04/06/10 - 08:52 PM
Empires' new album, BANG (deluxe edition) is now available for download at their website.
Anton Djamoos on 03/09/10 - 10:08 AM
Empires just posted BANG Digital Single No. 2 with Side A: "Damn Things Over" | Side B: "I Know You Know" on their webpage.

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Tony Pascarella on 01/11/10 - 09:55 PM
Check out and get a free download of Empires' new song, "Bang," here.
Anton Djamoos on 12/08/09 - 01:37 PM
Empires' new single, "Bang," will premiere on the band's website on December 8.
Anton Djamoos on 11/25/09 - 10:34 AM
Empires are keeping busy with an assortment of tour dates and their participation in the Airwalk & Spin Unsigned Hero Contest. Help the band become SXSW-bound by voting here.
Tour DatesSept 18 Urbana, IL - Blues with So Many Dynamos (Pygmalion Music Festival)
Sept 19 Ames, IA - Maintenance Shop with Bad Flirt
Sept 20 Dekalb, IL - Otto's Nightclub with the HighLife (21+)
Sept 23 Akron, OH - Musica w/ The Dear Hunter
Sept 24 Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar w/ The Dear Hunter
Sept 25 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen w/ The Dear Hunter
Sept 26 Madison, WI - New Loft w/ The Dear Hunter
Sept 27 St. Louis, MO - Firebird w/ The Dear Hunter
Sept 29 Milwaukee, WI - Rave Bar w/ The Dear Hunter
Sept 30...
Julia Conny on 09/03/09 - 08:54 PM
For the one year anniversary of Empires' Howl, a bunch of Chicago bands have put together a cover album of sorts that is available for free download here. Also, if you are crazy and have not yet acquired Howl, download it for free here.
Anton Djamoos on 05/27/09 - 07:53 PM
Empires have been added to The Academy Is.. Acoustic Tour starting April 1st.
Mike Kraft on 03/04/09 - 08:02 AM
Empires will play a benefit show for Shriners Children Hospital in Chicago, IL at Subterranean on December 21st with Company of Thieves and 1997.
Julia Conny on 12/09/08 - 02:35 PM
Steel Train has posted ticket links for their headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights. Person L and Empires will also join the tour on a handful dates - more info is on its way.
Julia Conny on 09/16/08 - 03:40 PM
Since we are sponsoring the Mark Rose (formerly of Spitalfield) and Empires tour, it's time to post a little reminder. If you'd like to win guest list spots to your date of the tour, jump into the tour contest.
Julia Conny on 08/13/08 - 07:59 AM
Mark Rose (formerly of Spitalfield) and Empires are heading out on an AP.net sponsored tour in just a few days. For each date of the tour, Mark will be giving away guest list spots to select lucky players. Contest details are located here.
Tour Dates8-07-08 - Aurora, IL @ Doug's Rockhouse
8-08-08 - St Louis, MO @ The Bluebird
8-09-08 - Hammond, IN @ Studio 13
8-10-08 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
8-11-08 - Dayton, OH @ Pearl Nightclub (18+)
8-12-08 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
8-13-08 - Altoona, PA @ Jaggard UMC
8-14-08 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
8-15-08 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
8-16-08 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
8-17-08 - Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
8-18-08 - Cleveland...
Julia Conny on 08/05/08 - 08:16 AM
Dates for the Mark Rose and Empires tour can be seen in the replies.

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Jamie Pham on 07/09/08 - 02:22 PM
Mark Rose (of Spitalfield fame) will be touring with Empires later this summer.
Julia Conny on 06/27/08 - 02:36 PM
James Montgomery mentions Empires and their free debut release, Howl, in this weeks Bigger Than The Sound.

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Joe DeAndrea on 05/28/08 - 12:36 PM
Empires have posted their new album, Howl, up for free download on their website.
Joe DeAndrea on 05/27/08 - 07:45 PM
Empires will release their new album, Howl, as a free download on their website on May 27th.

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Joe DeAndrea on 05/09/08 - 06:05 PM
Kaddisfly's new music video for the song "Empire" can be seen in an ABSOLUTExclusive premiere on the band's AP Profile.
Garett Press on 07/23/07 - 01:43 PM
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