Knowing a good thing when they hear it, Tooth & Nail Records has recently signed the San Jose, California based band, I Am Empire. Already establishing their fan-base by opening for bands like Flyleaf, Sublime, Silversun Pickups and touring with The Wedding, I Am Empire self-released their debut album as well as their charted singles “You’re A Fake” and “The Elevator.”
“Tooth & Nail Records is a strong iconic label that gives us the vehicle and freedom to be the kind of band we aspire to be,” shares I Am Empire about signing to the label.
I Am Empire formed in the summer of 2008 with members Austin Lyons (vocals), Andrew Stanton (lead guitar), Dan Otis (Guitar), Joshua Case (bass/vocals) and Eric Martin (drums). The band has recently finished tracking their Tooth & Nail debut in Nashville, TN with producer Rob Hawkins (Disciple, Fireflight). The debut release will be titled “Kings,” and includes 12 tracks as well as a co-write with Anberlin. More information on this release as well as a street date will be coming soon. I Am Empire’s sound is described by frontman Austin Lyons as a “mix of rock, alternative, and the DIY attitude.”
Media have also been atrracted to I Am Empire as they were named by Alternative Press as one of the best-unsigned bands in America. They have also been featured on AOL’s Spinner, Substream Magazine as well as named “New Band To Watch” by LIVE105 radio station in San Fransisco.
For more information on I Am Empire, visit: http://www.myspace.com/iamempire <http://e2ma.net/go/8522896659/3007088/97313324/19665/goto:http://www.myspace.com/iamempire> and follow the band on Twitter @ iamempire <http://e2ma.net/go/8522896659/3007088/97313325/19665/goto:http://www.twitter.com/iamempire>