Chop Shop / Island Records is thrilled to welcome Chicago, IL rock band EMPIRES to the label. Evident in brand new track “How Good Does It Feel” EMPIRES have emerged with an exciting new collection imbued with a thick-skinned Midwestern charm.

“Orphan,” the band’s debut LP out later this year was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky).

EMPIRES are currently on the road, will appear at numerous summer festivals and will hit the road with Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s this April.

SXSW Dates:

Tuesday March 11th – Audiofemme Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St.) – Time TBD
Wednesday March 12th – Chop Shop Showcase @ Maggie Mae’s (323 E 6th St.) – 11pm
Thursday March 13th – AltarTV Session @ The Ballroom (Guadalupe & MLK) – 1pm
Thursday March 13th – Buffalo Wild Wings Session @ Peche (208 W 4th St.) – 3pm
Friday March 14th – Reggie’s Showcase @ The Lodge (411 E 6th St.) – 3:30pm
Saturday March 15th – MyFreeConcert Showcase @ Hyde Park Bar & Grill (4521 West Gate Blvd) – 2pm