Monday, June 9, 2014


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.”


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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 for more info.


Pre-Order EP How Good Does It Feel here:


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