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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.