Empires: New Album & Song!

Empires has been championed by several Muruch writers since they first burst onto the local Chicago music scene oh so long ago, so we’re so happy they’ve finally been signed by a major label (Chop Shop/Island Records). Their major label debut, Orphan, will be released on September 23rd. Here’s the first single, “Please Don’t Tell My Lover” and the video of Empires’ recent performance on David Letterman

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Empires Official Site

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: New Songs & Videos!

By: Brendan

I caught Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros on Letterman (see video below) in July and was immediately hooked. You can stream three songs from their new self-titled, third release below. I especially like “This Life,” which concludes the album.

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You can also hear some earlier material on this NPR Tiny Desk Concert – but I warn you, the song “Home” will get stuck in your head. It was featured on the band’s previous album, Up From Below. You can stream the song and watch the video below and download a free, legal mp3 at KEXP.

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Home (mp3 download page)

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Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Official Site