VIDEO #22: EMPIRES
We met with Chicago four piece Empires when they passed through the city on their tour late last fall. We had not completely decided on a filming location and when we called the called the guys to see where they were, they appeared from a white van parked on the street and began to haul their equipment onto the Lower East Side sidewalk.
With their equipment set out in front of their venue, Pianos, vocalist Sean Van Vleet sat down to perform a beautiful rendition of ‘Spit The Dark’ and it seemed our location was decided. We then moved on to film two more songs in the empty back room, where the guys would be playing that very evening.
We loved these guys so much we waited for the show which did not disappoint. Thank you to Pianos, our favorite bar in the Lower East Side and thank you to Empires for a fantastic Secret Sound Shop video #22.