Empires in Rolling Stone Magazine Cover Competition

Chicago, IL rock band Empires is still in the race to be on the cover of Rolling Stone!  There are currently 8 bands still fighting it out over the clutch prize of being the first unsigned band to land the cover of the prestigious music magazine.  The fourpiece made it through the first round by traveling to NYC to record two new songs and perform in front of Rolling Stone editors and Atlantic Records A&R executives.  You can listen to two singles right here: http://www.rollingstone.com/choosethecover/artists/empires

And if you like what you hear, please vote them through the second round by clicking here and rating them!  www.rollingstone.com/choosethecover/artists/empires

Playtime!: Empires in Brooklyn, NY – CMJ 2010


We caught up with indie up and comers Empires after a photoshoot during CMJ. I’m not going to lie, if I had to find this studio in Brooklyn again I would never make it. It’s on the edge. The roads are paved with cobblestone. I’m glad I made it out there though where we filmed a Playtime! session with the band that was truly incredible. Enjoy!

“Spit the Darkness”

“Bang”