Empress Hotel Release A Colorful New Video

The premise for Empress Hotel’s new music video (for the song “Mach Bach”) started with left-over New Year’s balloons. The video features the band buried in over 1,500 glittery balloons, or enough to completely engulf their practice space.

The song is from the band’s upcoming self-titled EP, which will be out March 8th on Park The Van Records (home of Dr. Dog and the Spinto Band). To back their first EP, Empress Hotel will be touring the East Coast. This includes a couple days at SXSW (which isn’t really the East Coast, but whatever).

Check out the video for “Mach Bach” and if you want to see Empress Hotel, their tour schedule is after the video.

“Mach Bach” by Empress Hotel from drew stubbs on Vimeo.

Sat 2/19 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile (Krewe du Vieux)
Tue 2/22 – Nashville, TN – 5 Spot
Wed 2/23 – Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar
Thu 2/24 – New York, NY – Pianos in NY
Fri 2/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop
Sat 2/26 – Portland, ME – Empire Dine & Dance
Mon 2/28 – Newark, DE – Mojo Main
Tue 3/1 – Arlington, VA – Iota Club and Cafe
Wed 3/2 – Raleigh, NC – Slim’s Downtown
Thu 3/3- Boone, NC – Black Cat
Fri 3/4 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Sat 3/5 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
Fri 3/11-13 – New Orleans, LA – Foburg
Thu 3/17-20 – Austin, TX – SXSW

Empress Hotel Announces Tour


Empress Hotel, a band composed of a pair of brothers and a bunch of good friends, are about to embark on a tour that passes through SXSW. The tour promotes their new EP via Park the Van, and as you can hear in “Bells Ring“, the bands sound is very inspired in 70’s pop and maybe even Prince, Roxy Music or Ace. The band is made up of Patrick Hodgkins on bass, Leo DeJesus on keys and percussion, Julie Williams on keys, Micah McKee on lead vocals and guitar, Ryan Rogers on guitar and Eric Rogers on drums. Make sure to check them out when they go on tour below.

Jan 21 – BottleTree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
Jan 27 – Lola’s Saloon –  Fort Worth, TX
Jan 28 – Ghost Room – Austin, TX
Jan 29 – Artmosphere – Lafayette, LA
Feb 19 – Blue Nile (Krewe du Vieux) w/ Big History and Booty Trove-New Orleans, LA
Feb 22 – 5 Spot – Nashville, TN
Feb 23 – Tea Bazaar – Charlottesville, VA
Feb 24 – Pianos – NY, NY
Feb 25 – Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 2 – Iota Club and Cafe – Arlington, VA (DC Area)
Mar 3 – Black Cat – Boone, NC
Mar 5 – Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL
Mar 16-20 – SXSW 2011 – Austin, TX