Empty Houses will be joining Good Old War for US Tour dates in June in support of their debut album Daydream coming out on June 10, 2016 on Sargent House. They will have vinyl and cds early and available at the shows starting on June 3rd. See all ticket links and details HERE.
Last year, Adam Mercer and David Mackinder, two members of the band Fireworks, announced that they were working on a new project called Empty Houses. But Empty Houses wasn’t what you’d expect from two guys who’d spent the last few years kicking around in a rock band. With a five-song teaser EP, which disappeared from the internet shortly after, they proved they had something different up their sleeves.
Singer Ali Shea is what makes everything work. Her classic vocal style lifts Empty Houses into a sound that could’ve easily fit in with the Motown acts of the 60s, which is appropriate given that the band is rooted in Detroit. The trio has been working on an album over the last year for Sargent House called Daydream. It is ten tracks of retro-pop goodness and they are finally almost ready to unveil it.
You can listen to a track from the album, “Falling Away,” below. Mercer says the song “deals with the realization that what you’re looking for may not actually be what you want. Life can move so fast that you feel like giving up on what’s idealistic for something more realistic.” True, but if what you’re looking for in life is a song to brighten your shit day, “Falling Away” delivers.
We shot some home movies of Empty Houses
during their writing sessions for their debut album. Not all of the
songs heard in this made the final cut and we can’t wait for you to hear
what this trio from Detroit came up with. Coming out in June 2016 on
Sargent House along with a tour we will be announcing in early April.