Thorne Empire is a band that formed in Chicago in 2016. The band consists of a lyricist and several independent ghost musicians. Thorne Empire has retained a distinct sound that sets it apart from other bands in the 21st century. Its uniqueness is attributed to an unusual combination of lyrics, instruments and styles. The band is among the adopters of what grew to be known as the DIY ethic; self-promotion, self-releasing albums and, an ethic that can be traced back to the early days of mid-70's punk rock.