Though the band’s Myspace might state that they are Americana/R&B, that’s definitely not an accurate description. Though I’m not the best at saying exactly how a band sounds, I call them more of a mellower rock. Their song Midnight Land is a more fast-paced song, while another song Don’t Let it Fool You is slower and drawing in on more of the acoustic side, building up as the song progresses.
The thing about these songs and their others though, Valmont and Keep the Mood, is that they beg you to listen to them. It isn’t very often that I find a new band where the songs are good quality and I like them all, but it happened here with the Empires.
The Empires is the new home to ex-The Academy is…member Tom Conrad. You can find their music at www.myspace.com/empires. Go give them a listen and be ready to buy their album when it’s available!