Empires, Chicago's answer to The Killers, have a new CD Bang coming out on March 9th. The band has just released the third digital single, "Strangers", from this forthcoming disc.
Empires made their NYC debut last year at CMJ with shows at Union Hall and Fat Baby. MTV describes the band's sound as "all ethereal and doomy like the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels, but with a little bit of My Chemical Romance snarl thrown in for good measure.” Here is a live video of Empires' "Under the Bright Lights" (from 2008's Howl) from the Union Hall show so you can judge for yourself.
Bang was written, produced and mixed by Empires and will be available through the band's webstore starting on March 9th.