Instant Empire hails from Denver, CO
Major: indie rock
Minor: well whiskey
Instant Empire has been creating lush, lyrical and emotionally resonant indie rock for the past 8+ years. 2018 finds the band writing, recording and releasing a new single each month - a project the band calls their 12x12 series.
Recent releases, including 2017's Last of the Lovers, have included the warmest and most personal songs they've ever written. 2018 will be a year of constant creation for a band that's found its sound and is riding a wave of creativity.
Previous releases from the band garnered comparisons to a number of indie heavyweights, including: The National, Bright Eyes, The Hold Steady, Death Cab and Manchester Orchestra.
The band's discography to-date includes:
- 12x12 Series (new single every month, 2018)
- Last of the Lovers (LP, 2017)
- Lamplight Lost (LP; 2015)
- Keep Up! (EP; 2013)
- Heavy Hollow (EP; 2012)
- Instant Empire (EP; 2011)
Members of the band:
- Scotty Saunders (vocals, lyrics)
- Sean Connaughty (guitar, keys)
- Lou Kucera (guitar, keys)
- Jacob Porter (bass)
- Matt Grizzell (drums)