Posts tagged empires.

@weareempires: From the brewery tour at @foundersbrewing yesterday. Safety goggles and all 🍻👓 #founders #foundersbrewing #beergoggles #wheresmax

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Got to stop by the studio where we made Orphan today.

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For every milestone that almost happened or got delayed or repurposed, for all their time invested and performances logged, it feels like Empires’ moment has finally arrived. With the best album of their career out and a cool new sense of confidence in the group, it seems safe to say the band’s best days might just be ahead of them. Which is where Van Vleet is looking.

“The only thing I want to happen is to be doing this in twenty years from now,” the singer explains. “That’s what I want. If things go really fast in one direction, a lot of times that kind of lays the groundwork for a burnout, or lays the foundation for a crumble. I think that things feel that they’re at a really good pace at the moment, and…I think more people are going to start coming to shows. I think people have been. And I’ve seen it. And I think, if it’s ten more people on this record, that’s awesome.” I tell him I think it’ll be a few more than ten people. “I’m being a little facetious, but, y’know,” the singer adds, humbly.

Illinois Entertainer’s feature story on Empires (x)

On “Lifers,” Van Vleet’s distinct warble is front and center, distorted over a midtempo slow burner, while “Glow” finds Empires at once both hypnotic and harmonious. The record’s title track, meanwhile, is a crooning love song lit up by warm tones, while the driving, building “Hostage” finds the singer admitting “There’s a heaven in the chemicals, an angel in the alcohols, burned alive.” And “How Good Does It Feel” is the group at their polished garage rock catchiest. An irresistible summer anthem that just exudes sonic victory.

Illinois Entertainer's feature story on Empires and 'Orphan'
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photo from the Stubb’s show! (x)

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Photos from the Radon Lounge show! (x)

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Photos from Weekend 1 of Austin City Limits festival! (x) (x