Empires has always taken the free approach in their careers. After finishing their first album, they released it as a free download for all. Their strategy is to acquire as many fans while they are local, just to build a name for themselves. The band announced recently on their website:
"We’ve got some exciting news so I’ll get straight to the point…
It’s been a great year touring and recording for Empires, and within this time I know many of you have patiently been waiting for the release of new material. Well, I’m happy to say that wait is finally over…and to say thanks we’ll be giving away our brand new single ‘Bang’ for free beginning next Tuesday, December 8th at weareempires.com (sound familiar?)
‘Bang’ is the title track to a series of digital singles we’re putting out in the new year. This January and February we’ll be releasing ‘Digital 45s’ - which are basically old school A Side / B Side singles. In March, all 5 tracks (plus additional songs and bonus content) will be available as BANG: Deluxe Edition (in both physical and digital formats).
More details coming shortly, but here are the scheduled release dates:
December 8th (Digital Release No.1)
January 12th (Digital Release No. 2)
February 9th (Digital Release No. 3)
March 9th (Bang Deluxe Edition)
Keeping it in usual EMPIRES’ fashion, everything was created by our own hands (writing, producing, mixing, artwork, and releasing). In these cases things take a bit longer than expected, so we hope the extra-fine tuning and wait will be worth it to you. We’re very excited to shed light on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. The thought was to ring in the New Year with a “bang”.
Onward and upward,
tom & empires"
By simply submitting your email address to join their mailing list, you instantly begin downloading their first new single. No waiting for it to be sent to your email or provide a link to another site, this one is instant and easy.