Empty Houses

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Empty Houses
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Background Information

Origin

Detroit

Years Active

2014 - Present

Genre

Pop, Soul, Motown, Indie

Record Label

Sargent House

Members

Ali Shea - Vocals
David Mackinder - Guitar
Adam Mercer - Keyboards

Website

emptyhousesband.com

Management

stuntcompany.com

About

Empty Houses formed in 2014 when vocalist Ali Shea began writing songs with Adam Mercer and David Mackinder, quickly discovering a truly potent chemistry between themselves. United by a love for their regional forebears at Motown, the trio set out to create a timeless breed of feel-good music that pays homage to the past while incorporating modern production savvy.

Harnessing the spirit and energy of a bygone era with deft musicianship and Shea’s rich, soulful vocals, they emerged with something wholly unique in contemporary pop. After writing and recording a handful of songs, the band teased one (then titled “Far Away”) online before promptly signing with Sargent House and recording their full-length debut Daydream.

Recorded live in the studio with the help of their friend Tymm Rengers on drums, the album captures the fun its creators had making it, spurred by a love for playing which is evident in the very fabric of the songs themselves. Opening salvo “Better of Me”, a sort of lovelorn ultimatum, wastes no time in showcasing Shea’s bold presence. Awash in piano and horns, harmonizing vocals and traditional song structures untainted by passing fads and studio trickery, Daydream avoids easy categorization, its familiarity and its freshness in remarkable contrast. It’s heart-on-your-sleeves rock n’ roll without pretense or irony, a touchstone signifying a new appreciation for a classic sound. Empty Houses make timeless, joyful music that’s destined to cross boundaries of age and culture.


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