Another video from Saturday’s show, this one’s a song from Empty Orchestra’s set. Check it out!
So excited about this show!
This is this SATURDAY! Come hang out and have a really good time! Details here.
Please check out this new video about the Flint Local 432, our hometown venue (featuring footage from The Swellers’ 10 Year Anniversary show!)
We got funding to reopen, won $5,000 to revamp the place, and now we need to get the word out to bands, kids, schools, and parents so we can show people downtown Flint, MI is a rad place to hang out and go to shows!
Help us make this the most viewed video in the CS MOTT Foundation’s history! Let’s show them what we can do! Please REBLOG!
Flint, MI’s Empty Orchestra have released a music video for their song, “The Audience,” from their upcoming record One More Time, All Together Now… The album is due out on September 18, 2012.
via Punknews.org (http://pnkn.ws/Q2MPaP)
On the Punknews tumblr! Deserves a re-blog.
Such a cool shot of Empty Orchestra from yesterday’s video shoot. On the way home helped capture an escaped prisoner. Not bad for a Tuesday.
Empty Orchestra’s music video for “The Audience” has been released and pre-orders for their album, “One More Time, All Together Now…” have gone up at The Risc Store.
Empty Orchestra’s new album for Pentimento Music Co., “One More Time, All Together Now…,” is a powerful new musical statement that is at once diverse and cohesive. Produced over the course of almost two years, this collection of songs was recorded in a variety of spaces in Chicago, Illinois, and in the band’s hometown of Flint, Michigan—including living rooms, bank vaults, basements, abandoned buildings, and professional recording studios—with longtime engineer and founding member Mark Michalik (the Swellers, Into It. Over It, We Are The Union). Over the album’s 12 diverse songs, Empty Orchestra’s legion of players (a dozen members contribute to recording, and the band operates as a musical collective in the studio) simultaneously define and defy labels like “Americana,” “punk,” “folk” and others with expert musicianship and impeccable songwriting.
So what is this album “about?” Well, the human condition, of course. The Big Things via the little things. It’s about the possibilities and limitations of community. It’s about the beautiful and dangerous act of performance. It’s about the politics and poetics of “home,” and what it means to be a part of a city or a band or a family. It’s about love, and labor unions, and violence.
So what does this album “sound like?” Well, it sometimes sounds like well-crafted indie / folk-rock—songs like “Broken Record” and “Trust Me” feature warm chords, pedal steel and harmonica. “The Audience” and “Lo and Behold!” on the other hand, are taut and angular, and hum with dark intensity. And acoustic-based songs like “No Such Place” and “We Have Ways of Making You Talk” deliver heartfelt yet cerebral lyrics with beautiful harmonies.
New Music Video: “The Audience” // Empty Orchestra
Very cool, Property of Zack picked up Empty Orchestra’s new video!
Dear Swell Friends,
After a frustrating year of changes and constantly being away from home we took all of the negative energy and started writing songs again. We went back to the basement and did things the way we did 10 years ago. No pressure. No expectations. We want to play music because we love it and that’s it.We took the songs and recorded it mostly ourselves in Nick’s house in Saginaw, MI. We also decided to release the record ourselves through something we’re calling Snowbird Songs. It’s a logo on the release reminding us to always keep the DIY mentality because taking control always worked out best for us.The result is a five song EP we’ve titled Running Out Of Places To Go. We’re releasing it digitally (minimum donation of $4) and on 10” records. For the first time, every cent you put toward purchasing this EP goes directly to us.
New song, new EP with preorder, new site, new merch store, new headline tour. It’s about time!
We appreciate your support more than ever. Thank you for letting us into your lives.
Enjoy “Making Waves”. Preorder the whole EP by clicking HERE
We’re also excited to announce that we’re going to be headlining a short tour with our friends in DMND Youth and Pentimento. Click HERE for the dates/tickets.
Love,Nick, Jono, Ryan, and Anto