Friday, September 12, 2014

Empires Unveil New Track, Announce Fall Tour Dates

Chicago's Empires have unveiled a new track entitled "Honeyblood" from their forthcoming album Orphan, out on 9/23 via Chop Shop/Island Records. The band is gearing up for a slew of tour dates to kick off the fall - the first of which will be with fellow indie rockers Augustines, starting on September 17th at the world famous Troubadour in Los Angeles. Empires will also make appearances at Midpoint Music Festival along with Austin City Limits, in addition to landing a spot on the upcoming EA Sports NHL 2015 game with their single "How Good Does it Feel."

Consequence of Sound refers to "Honeyblood" as 'expanding their intricate brand of brooding post-rock,' and also mentions the band's 'blistering, sonic assault' in reference to the guitar work. Fans can pre-order Orphan directly from Empires' official website, which will be available via all major digital retailers on September 23rd.

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"Honeyblood" on Soundcloud:

Pre-Order Orphan:

Official Tour Dates:
9.17 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/ Augustines
9/18 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Augistines
9/20 Bend, OR @ St. Francis School w/ Augustines
9.21 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox w/ Augustines
9.22 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Augustines
9.26 Chicago, IL @ W Hotel
9.27 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
9.28 Springfield, IL @ Radon Lounge
10.1 Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
10.2 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
10.4 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10.10 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr. w/ Chain Gang of 1974
10.11 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10.17 Akron, OH @ Musica
10.18 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
10.19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewing Company
10.21 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
10.23 Dekalb, IL @ House Cafe
10.24 Champaign, IL @ Error Records