Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Lost Armada's sound is as polarizing as the weather in the city they call home. From raucous four-on-the-floor rock to boot-stomping swagger to bar room sentiment, they are well on their way to hooking ears, gathering attention, and causing a surge of clinking beer bottles across the Midwest. Their debut, Empty Houses, is a perfect illustration of the band's personality. Crafted in pure DIY ethic and engineered completely by themselves, the E.P. equates to Preachers building the Church. Solid songwriting meshes with intelligent arrangements, only to form a powerful return to form that is reminiscent of The Replacements, Whiskeytown, and the dustiest 45" you can find in the jukebox of the dirtiest dive bar. With an endless output of songs and plans for a future full-length, it seems that Lost Armada is starting to make strides in the music world.