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Instant Empire

Denver

Who ’dat?: Scotty Saunders (vocals/ acoustic guitar); Sean Connaughty (guitars/ vocals); Tim Brennan (guitars); Doug Chase (keys); Aaron Stone (bass/vocals); Matt Grizzell (drums)

Pigeon-holed as?: Indie, rock

We’re not saying they are these guys, but they kind of sound like: Death Cab for Cutie, The National

What’s their deal?: Instant Empire is an indie rock band that recently released their first self-titled EP in May. The band’s music is driven by lyrics and melody. Writers Saunders and Connaughty deliver astute observations and commentaries on society in a way that is beautifully poetic. Catchy lyrics aren’t the only thing Instant Empire has going for them. The melodies are supported by strong instrumentals and well-blended harmonies.

Shameless web plug:

www.instantempireband.com

O.K. When?: Denver Post  Underground Music Showcase, July 24; Oriental Theatre with Project Film, July 28.

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