Empires are thrilled to announce they’ll make their TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on June 17th! That same day, Chop Shop / Island Records will release the band’s new EP How Good Does It Feel – a collection of songs that will appear on their major label debut Orphan out later this year.
A band hand-picked early on by NPR Music as one their 100 acts to see at SXSW this year, Empires new single “How Good Does It Feel” was recently named one of the 25 Best Songs of the Summer by GQ Magazine.
Stereogum is now streaming “Please Don’t Tell My Lover” – a new song from the EP which they rave, “Empires make timeless music – upbeat yet melancholy, pleasant but not saccharine, lyrics tangled up in the messy business of romance … these guys have their own thing going, though, and that thing is highly appropriate for the summer that is about to unfold before us.”
Empires have already played the Hangout and Bottle Rock Music Festivals, toured with Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s and are looking forward to performing at this year’s Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits Music Festivals. The band will also hit the road with The Chain Gang of 1974 this July.
The EP (and upcoming LP) was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War On Drugs and The Black Angels) and will be available in digital and on limited edition 10″ vinyl. Visit iTunes, Spotify and www.weareempires.com for more info.
Stay tuned for more news!
Tour Dates (more to be announced):
June 5 Barboza Seattle, WA
June 6 Doug Fir Portland, OR
June 7 Neurolux Boise, ID
June 9 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
June 10 Lost Lake Lounge Denver, CO
June 12 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
June 18 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
June 20 Musica Akron, OH
June 21 Musica Akron, OH
June 24 House of Blues Chicago, IL
June 25 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
July 12 Common Ground Music Fest Lansing, MI *
July 16 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ *
July 18 The Roxy West Hollywood, CA *
July 19 Observatory Santa Ana, CA *
July 21 Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, CA *
July 23 Bunk Bar Portland, OR *
July 24 The Imperial Vancouver, BC *
July 25 The Bartlett Spokane, WA *
Sept 6-8 LouFest St. Louis, MO
Oct. 3-5 Austin City Limits Austin, TX
Oct. 10-12 Austin City Limits Austin, TX
* With The Chain Gang of 1974
EMPIRES NEW EP HOW GOOD DOES IT FEEL OUT JUNE 17TH