It's 'Talent Grab 2013' over here at SLN HQ! Hot on the heels of announcing the addition of SPELLS, we are pleased as punch to welcome Empty Palace from Los Angeles, CA. That's right folks, perfectly sunny 24/7 LA. Empty Palace features the core duo of Patrick Houston and Jason Walker (formerly of Denver legends Brainhammer and Angels Never Answer) and a recently solidified lineup of ultra-capable mates. Think New Wave Of British Heavy Metal with a Deep Purple influence and future-punk sheen and that's where Empty Palace settles into the sound spectrum. We'll be issuing their Toshi Kasai-produced debut EP this Spring. Last post we mentioned garage wunderkinds SPELLS coming aboard, but didn't say too much about 'em. They're a little reclusive, but we got a hold of a publicity photo so you can meet the boys: Lil' Stevie Shithead, Charlie 'Continental' Stimsell, Duke 'Box' Standard and Pete Bohner. You can get a sample of tunes by SPELLS and Empty Palace via our updated SoundCloud widget or Bandcamp sampler. Be sure to visit their websites through the links on our sidebar too. Cheers!