Burning Empires Are Bandmates and Roommates
The members of Burning Empires and the F— City Collective live together and make music, clothes, seven-inches and history, really. Cohabitating only feeds the creative process, according to member Andy Hurley, who has a pretty impressive day job as the drummer of Fall Out Boy.
“Living with your best friends is the greatest thing in the world,” Hurley told Noisecreep. “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me for sure. We hang out pretty much every day and if you need space, you just go to your room. It’s completely conducive to creativity. We practice for Burning Empires every day, and whenever inspiration strikes, we can work on songs or art or other ideas for other s—. So the creativity is just insane here.”
Burning Empires also features many members of Misery Signals, a pretty raging metalcore band. But just because the Misery Signals guys and Hurley share a domicile, it doesn’t mean that Hurley’s going to make a guest appearance on the next Misery Signals platter. “I don’t know what I’d do,” Hurley laughed. “I suppose I could do some percussion like the Morgan brothers’ dad did on the last record. But I’m definitely not going to play drums on anything when they have Branden Morgan. He destroys me on drums.”