Pretty Little Empire formed in St. Louis, Missouri in the fall of 2008. Within a year, the band put out their first full-length album "Sweet Sweet Hands" on Bellevue Box Records in October of 2009. While continuing to play shows locally, they began to search and craft a new sound that led to the inspiration behind 2011s 'Reasons and Rooms.
'Reasons and Rooms was the bands most successful recording to date, and with the accolades to prove it. From winning the Riverfront Times, Best Americana (Rock) Band in St. Louis three years in a row, to Justin Johnson receiving the award for the Best Songwriter in St. Louis in 2011. Pretty Little Empire has continued to push their sound and grow their audience regionally.
The band is currently in the studio recording their third full-length record with producer David Beeman, which is to be released in fall of 2012.
They regularly play venues in the St. Louis area and elsewhere around the country, including a recent 2011 east coast tour, with a heavy focus on the midwest. Pretty Little Empire has been grateful to share the stage with bands like Mimicking Birds, Joe Lally (Fugazi), Eleanore Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces), The Cave Singers, The Octopus Project, and Heart.
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