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Alter The Press! Presents: The Empire State

Boston, MA's pop-rock trio The Empire State are an ambitious band yet know its tough to receive recognition in such genre stating; "we try to bring something different to listen to while still sticking to our pop-rock roots."

Nevertheless the band are on the right track with a debut EP in the works and are writing songs with Nick Santino (A Rocket To The Moon) and David Cook (ex-My Favorite Highway.) Whilst the EP is being produced by Brad McCarthy (A Rocket To The Moon/View From an Airplane.) Whilst their experience from playing last year's Warped Tour adds confidence and potential.

Tracks like 'Without You' show an approachable, laid back sound that is bound to attract fans of My Favorite Highway, Mayday Parade and more.

For fans of: A Rocket To The Moon, Maroon 5, and My Favorite Highway.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
The Empire State: Alter The Press! readers should check us out if they're looking for something new to listen to. We like to combine all of our influences to bring a fresh sound that We think people are really going to enjoy. We promise if you check us out you won't be disappointed.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
TES: We have all been friends for a long time and used to play in a band together called Semester Abroad. After that band broke up, our drummer Mark and I joined Brighterside and did that for a little while. After we left Brighterside we decided to start writing together and it went really well. We're all very capable of working hard but we're also all very good friends which is important in any band. And that's what we wanted to do with The Empire State, have a serious band with our best friends in the world.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
TES: Over the summer we played on the Vans Warped Tour. That was a ton of fun and we look forward to possibly doing it again next summer.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
TES: We're in the studio right now with Brad McCarthy(A Rocket To The Moon/View From an Airplane) recording a couple songs. After that is finished we'll be flying out to LA to co-write with David Cook of My Favorite Highway. Then over the summer we'll be recording again with John Naclerio(Brand New, My Chemical Romance) and touring full time after that.

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