Crooked Limbs / Barely There

The new 7″ is officially off to the pressing plant! Release details (and maybe some pics of the vinyl being pressed) will be coming soon, but in the meantime, we thought we’d give you the actual song titles and some scans of the lyric sheets from the studio. (Because we’re too lazy to actually type all of the lyrics out? Because they look cooler? It’s 50/50.)
xo,
EO


New 7″ Artwork

The cover art for our upcoming 7″ is in, and we think the amazing Dave Kloc has really outdone himself on this one. The physical record cover will be die-cut (the sun will actually be a hole, with the band name showing through from a panel beneath), and we couldn’t be more excited with how it’s all coming together.

Thanks again to all of you who contributed to the Kickstarter fund, and look for the release in the next couple months!

(Also, make time to check out all of Dave Kloc’s artwork HERE. You’ll be glad you did.)

HELP US FUND / PRE-ORDER A BRAND NEW 7″

Hi Friends –
Today we launched a kickstarter page to make a new 7″ – a couple months ago, we went into the studio in Chicago to make a handful of new songs with the incomparable Mark Michalik, and now we want to get them into your hands & earholes ASAP. There’s some exciting and adorable incentives, so please check it out here & consider funding / pre-ordering:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2075939121/empty-orchestra-new-7
This will actually be the first release by a new label project that will be supporting all kinds of MI artists, so every funding dollar you contribute will also be going toward a long-term cultural vision. Sound pretentious? Good! We appreciate your support.
xo, EO

Shows!

the Michigan winter is long and cruel. but we are now ready to emerge again, sticky with cocoon fluids, ready for springtime.

come frolic with us!

4/15 – Flint, MI @ the Loft w/ Smoking Popes, Making Friends, Frank and Earnest

4/23 – Flint, MI @ Woobie’s w/ The Conqueror Worm + others (benefit show for Planned Parenthood)

4/29 – Howell, MI @ Howell Opera House w/ Good Weather for Airstrikes + others

5/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Jukes w/ Shores

5/13 – Detroit, MI @ TBA w/ Shores

5/14 – TBA w/ Shores

5/24 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Two Cow Garage

(check out http://www.facebook.com/emptyorchestra for more event details)

of videorecodings, live performance, and Gainesville, Florida

a couple weeks ago, just as the Michigan weather was taking a turn into autumn, we filmed a video for a new song called “Broken Record” with our good friends Matt Barth.  we hung out in downtown Flint and pretended to play and sing in fields, burned-down buildings and not-burned-down buildings, and it was a lot of fun.  here’s a family portrait!
what’s next? fun in the sun.
we’re going to be joining literally hundreds of sweet bands in Gainesville, Florida this halloween weekend for The Fest 9. don’t know what that means? go HERE to find out, and consider picking up a plane ticket immediately.
if you can’t meet us in Florida, try Kalamazoo, Michigan — we’ll be playing with Lucero on 10/22, and we have the tickets to prove it. if you need one, just leave a comment.
happy trails!