Kicking the New Year off with a bang, Tooth & Nail Records’ I Am Empire is debuting their song “To The Moon” on the homepage of Purevolume.com this week. Another I Am Empire song making waves is the current rock single “Brain Damage” climbing the charts at No. 6 this week. Both tracks are from the band’s label debut Kings releasing on January 25th. The album trailer was also launched today and it can be viewed here.
Fans can catch I Am Empire live beginning February 4th on tour that will also feature labelmates Children 18:3 and Hyland. Below are the current dates. Stay tuned for more dates to be announced soon.
February 4- Willmar, Minnesota @ First Street Warehouse
February 6- Dassel, Minnesota @ The Upper Room
February 10- Terra Haute, Indiana @ The Music Venue
February 11- Columbus, Ohio @ The Church Next Door (contact RADIOU)
February 12- Willmington, Ohio @ Java Joes
February 17- Macon, Georgia @ The 567
February 18- Little Rock, Arkansas @ Vinos
About I Am Empire: This San Jose-bred fivesome had no trouble igniting the local scene since forming in 2008, including dates alongside Flyleaf, Sublime, Deftones, Silversun Pickups, Thursday, Four Year Strong and The Wedding, a pair of charting singles (“You’re A Fake” and “The Elevator”), plus additional acclaim from Alternative Press, AOL’s Spinner.com and San Francisco’s LIVE105 radio station. Amongst this success, it was the personal story from front man Austin Lyon’s fractured upbrining that lays the thematic foundation for “Kings.”
“The whole record is about abandonment, particularly the fact that my father is the one who abandoned me,” says the singer/songwriter for I Am Empire (whose moniker is basically a battle cry to be yourself and never feel pressured towards conformity). “We decided to name the record Kings because it signifies the head of a household, and if you’ve been abandoned, you want to look past that person and try to be better when you grow up. The goal is to take up the crown that person left behind and be better than the person who left, which can really apply to any type of relationship.”