SPILL NEW MUSIC: EMPTY HOUSES – “DAYDREAM”
Sometimes, treasured new songs come from unexpected places. The Detroit pop-punk band Fireworks went on hiatus last May, but two of its members have resurfaced in a new group with a new vocalist and a completely different sound. But then again, it’s a sound that’s near and dear to their city’s long musical tradition.
Meet Empty Houses — ex-Fireworkers Adam Mercer and David Mackinder, plus frontwoman Ali Shea and her majestic singing voice. Their debut album Daydream is out next month, and the band has shared its irresistible title track — a savvy statement in the language of Motown and Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” production — and all the swooning, piano-laced hooks and castanet clicks that come with it.
The album, which is due out on June 10, 2016 via Sargent House, will be supported by the band’s first national tour, kicking off in Philadelphia on June 3 and running through the month of June.
Daydream was produced by four-time Grammy Award winner Graham Marsh (Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, Common) and Empty Houses at Parhelion Studios in Atlanta, GA. The album marks the first full-length release from Ali Shea (vocals), David Mackinder (guitar), and Adam Mercer (keys). Check out “Daydream” via Soundcloud below.
June 3rd @ World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA*
June 6th @ Throne in Brooklyn, NY
June 8th @ Cattivo in Pittsburgh, PA*
June 9th @ The Hi-Fi in Indianapolis, IN*
June 10th @ Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI*
June 13th @ The Demo in St. Louis, MO*
June 14th @ The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO*
June 16th @ The Soiled Dove in Denver, CO*
June 18th @ The State Room in Salt Lake City, UT*
June 20th @ Mission Theater in Portland, OR*
June 21st @ Triple Door in Seattle, WA*
June 23rd @ The Chapel in San Francisco, CA*
June 24th @ Hotel Café in Los Angeles, CA*
June 25th @ Casbah in San Diego, CA*
June 26th @ Club Congress in Tucson, AZ*
* – Supporting Good Old War
Release Date: June 10, 2016