Film At 11: Empires

Empires are quite the self-sufficient band. For the Chicago fivesome’s latest record, the seven-song Bang EP, singer Sean Van Vleet wrote all the songs, guitarist Max Steger produced, engineered and mixed them, guitarist Tom Conrad did all the artwork and photos for the packaging, and then the band released it on its own label. About the only thing the guys didn’t do was direct the video for the title track, which you can watch below.