EMPIRES announce the upcoming release of Orphan as major label debut

Posted: August 5, 2014 in Alternative, Bands, Bottle Rock Napa, Entertainment, Grunge, Indie Rock, music, Music News, New Music, New Release
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Empires was one of our featured bands for Bottle Rock Festival and they did an awesome job and were one of the festival highlights. Empires have announced their major label debut Orphan, out September 23rd on Chop Shop/Island Records. Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky), Orphan is a collection of songs immersed in classic post punk and indie rock n’ roll circa 1989-1991, exploring the sonic adventures and emotional heft of artists such as Roxy Music, Wire, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Check out their track, Please Don’t Tell My Lover here:


From the first time I listened to Empires, I was taken back to the nightlife of the ’90s as I would go club hopping and enjoy grunge, alternative, and mod.  It was a time for you to feel the music and literally have it take over you. Empires are an Indie Alternative band from Chicago that do just that. You can’t help but listen to them and be “in the moment”. Fantastic songwriting, blended with grunge vibes, alternative style, and stirring vocals make this band have the winning combination.


The band is currently on the road with Chain Gaing of 1974, are looking forward to playing this year’s Austin City Limits and plan to spend all of 2014/15 on the road. Pre-orders will be available starting August 19th. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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