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EMPT Exclusive: Interview with The Soundmen

EMPT doesn’t always do interviews, but when we do, we bring you the freshest names in the game. This week, Nicky DePaul caught up with Seattle-based production duo The Soundmen, who have blown up of late (Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, MTV), to learn about the new Seattle sound, how their musical collaborations happen, and why surfing is […]

EMPT Exclusive: Interview with San Fermin’s Allen Tate

    Sometimes, it happens all at once. An unknown band releases a debut record and boom, they start popping up everywhere. San Fermin released their eponymous debut September, 2013. Since then, they’ve been featured in Pitchfork, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and live on NPR. You can’t do much better than that […]

EMPT Exclusive Interview: Superhumanoids

  All band names are not created equal. The Monkees is weak. Led Zeppelin is heavy. Yes is boring, yet quirky. Thievery Corporation is genius. Superhumanoids is up there with The Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire as one of the best-named active bands. No one really knows what a superhumanoid is, but its evocative, playful […]

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Steph Lund: Ruckus Rhythms Interview

We’ve come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good. I have celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should….” Reading Stephs feature on Ruckus Rhythms nearly brought a tear in my eye man. I’m so proud of everyone that helps make EMPT happen these days but no […]

Exclusive Interview: Chairlift

We recently got the chance to chat with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift about the band’s upcoming album in 2011, its inspiration, and some advice to up-and-comings.  Full interview below and a special remix Caroline gave us that Chairlift did for Brooklyn based Telepathe that is awesome: How is the recording of your new album going? […]

Exclusive Interview: JUICEBOXXX

I wasn’t sure if JUICEBOXXX would even be around to answer an email but I crossed my fingers and pressed ‘send’ asking for a short interview. Not only did JUICEBOXXX answer us within a few hours, his answers are more than we could have hoped for (and of course in all caps, in true JUICEBOXXX […]