Chicago's Empires lives on the verge on spinning out of control. Their music is all controlled chaos without losing its way. And at the helm of the teetering on the edge is lead singer Sean Van Vleet. His voice is what makes Empires so interesting, especially on the rollicking "Damn Things Over." Van Vleet soars above ragged guitars singing "If there's a hell for lovers/I can be hell's loverboy." Antoher key track is "I Know You Know" a dark melodic song about unspoken feelings.
Empires is currently vying for a chance at a Rolling Stone cover. Be sure to vote for them here. A deluxe edition of their EP Bang will be released on March 9th.
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