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"Bottom Feeders Review"

"The debut release from Austin’s Naked Empire is a fitting introduction to this full bodied progressive rock outfit. From the first guitar hit of “A Very Good Way” to the all-out jam of “Heretic” it sounds as much as an epic rock opera as a rock album. What strikes me the most about Bottom Feeders is, it seems everything was deeply thought out. Lyrics read like poetry and the music dances within the words and fills the space in perfect time. The title track is a fitting example. “Come, meet me there /in the sky / search the stars / what we’ll find / deep inside, / endless time / to ask a god / why we’re... here.” The acoustic ballad “Mothmen” slows it down a bit but then builds to a crescendo. “Star Crossed Logic” showcases the piano chops of Chris Hamje. “Desperately Alive” is an all-out jam. All-in-all, the fourty minute, eleven song Bottom Feeders is worth the price of admission."

– Sean Claes
Managing Editor
INsite Magazine - INsite Magazine


"www.Austin.com"

Naked Empire master the art of delicate tonality giving way to soaring, epic rock.

http://209.85.215.104/search?q=cache:VbZT5lq5TgQJ:www.austin.com/content/blogcategory/131/347/ - www.Austin.com


"Loris Lowe, 93.7 KLBJ"

"Naked Empire's album "Bottom Feeders" is nothing short of epic. Here's a band that understands composition, arrangement, orchestration, and my favorite, dynamics, which run the range from delicate to thunderous. Vibrant songwriting, brought to life with just the right amount of anthemic prog--I'm getting a little addicted to it."

Loris Lowe
KGSR, KLBJ-FM - Loris Lowe


"Mike Boudreau, Talent Buyer - Red Eyed Fly"

Like a breath of fresh air, Naked Empire has breathed new life into the Austin music scene with it's unique blend of ambient tones and signature progressions mixed with the ever presence of rock riffs and energetic rhythms to come up with a sound that is distinctly their own. Naked Empire doesn't put on shows, they put on events. To see a Naked Empire show is too see a band that not only perfects their craft as far as music, they take you on a ride through their world that is all their own.

Mike Boudreau
Talent Buyer
The Red Eyed Fly
- Mike Boudreau


"Episode #25: Naked Empire"

Naked Empire received quite a bit of local media attention in 2008 for their grand spectacle of a live show (fog machines, flashing lights, and songs filled with angsty shouting and serene classical piano lines) and a debut album that complimented the epicness. These guys are unapologetic for their love of grand gestures, leading INsite Magazine owner/editor Sean Claes to call their debut Bottomfeeders "an epic rock opera" and KLBJ radio personality Loris Lowe to call Naked Empire "a band that understands composition, arrangement, orchestration, and my favorite, dynamics". It is nice to see a band put effort into their overall live presentation. That's one surefire way to win over us videographers and photographers.

- Ajay
Austin 'NITES
http://nitesatx.blogspot.com/ - Austin 'NITES


Discography

July 2007 - E.P. "Naked Empire"
July 2008 - L.P. "Bottom Feeders"
May 2009 - E.P. "The Demon E.P."
May 2010 - E.P. "B of Ds EP"

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Comprised of four young men hailing from Austin, Texas, Naked Empire searches for enlightenment while facing the imminent apocalypse. Their shows are theatrical and expressive, and audience participation is highly encouraged. Naked Empire is proof that the end of the world can actually be a whole lot of fun.

Playing all over central Texas, the band puts everything they've got into every show, setting up their elaborate production -- custom lighting rigs and all -- no matter the size of the venue. Their newest material, available on three-song EP "B of Ds," has audiences cheering for an encore. They are raring to get back into the studio to give their fans some more.