Imperial China‘s angular and muscular brand of math rock is deeply rooted in the evolution of DC hardcore to post-hardcore. From their home on hardworking local label Sockets Records, they carved their way into DC music history over the course of 2 full length albums, one EP and countless live shows. Sean Peoples shuttered Sockets earlier this year, and now Imperial China has decided to part ways after one final blowout show at the Black Cat Backstage tonight, supported by Tereu Tereu and May Tabol of Pree. You owe it to yourself to indulge in 30 Days of Imperial China, as the band posts a song and some interesting backstory every day. Today’s video “Creative License”, shot at the Black Cat back in 2011, comes from their final album How We Connect. Thanks for a great run guys.