Empress Hotel – “Here Comes The New Challenger”

From Empress Hotel EP [2011 / Park The Van]

One of Park The Van’s newest bands, Empress Hotel has a new EP coming out soon. Upon first listen, it’s clear why Park The Van signed the New Orleans six-piece. The songs have a similar vibe to Dr. Dog but steer towards odder 70s glam roots rather than Dr. Dog’s more straight-forward homage to 60s British pop. They’ll be hitting SXSW in March but before then New Yorkers will have a chance to catch them February 24th at Pianos and February 25th at the Rock Shop