MP3: Empire Machines ‘The Plan’
“The Beatles doing Bloc Party.”– The Deli Magazine
When I read this quote in a press release from Empire Machines, I had to give the Austin-based band a listen. The group began in 2011 with the release of a self-titled EP while Matt Blackwell and Trey McKinley were still in college.
Empire Machines has been through multiple lineup changes, but the founding members have remained and settled comfortably with Matt Reynolds and Bruce Smith Jr.. The four form a unique sound where indie rock is the guide and psych rock is the inspiration.
On July 21, Animal Skin will be available in physical form. The EP is currently streaming on SoundCloud, with track “The Plan” available for free download.