August 10th, 2015


Crush of the Week s back from Hiatus! It’s been a crushing (in the other way) past few weeks with a ton of moving and big events. For the few of you who look forward to this column, apologies. Hopefully we are back in the groove for a while now, which leads us to this week’s crush…

Empress Of makes the kind of music I imagine an Elf Queen would make and somehow has the uncanny ability to make magic feel real through the process. There is something otherworldly and mystical about her tracks, but in the best way. Like how Elves somehow figured how to do most things better, she some how feels like her own creature and I love her for it.

Originally hailing from right outside Los Angeles, but really cutting her teeth in NYC these past few years, Empress Of made an impressive, if understated impact a couple years ago with her first record. Now poised to release her next fell length on XL/Terrible Records in the next couple months she’s well on her way to being a badass in the way Cate Blanchett’s character in Lord of the Rings, Galadriel, shows up and saves the day.

Don’t believe me? Check out two tracks from the upcoming record here…

Empress Of – “Water Water” Music Video:

Empress Of – “Kitty Kat” Lyric Video: