Empty Houses stream new single “Rope”

Empty Houses have just premiered their latest single, "Rope."
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Empty Houses have just premiered their latest single, “Rope.” The track comes off Empty Houses’ debut album Daydream, out July 1st on Sargent House.

Daydream was produced by Graham Marsh (Common) and Empty Houses at Parhelion Studios in Atlanta, GA. The album marks the first full-length release from Ali Shea (vocals), and David Mackinder (guitar), and Adam Mercer (keys).

Empty Houses formed in 2014 when vocalist Ali Shea began writing songs with Adam Mercer and David Mackinder (both of Detroit band, Fireworks), quickly discovering a 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 their own sound.

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.


1. Better Of Me
2. Daydream
3. Lost At Sea
4. All I Had
5. Mercy
6. Hold Your Hand
7. Falling Away
8. Rope
9. Every Word
10. Thunderstorms