Empty Houses may well be the best-kept secret in Detroit. Until now, the trio has been crafting the songs that comprise its debut album, Daydream, in relative secrecy, which is ironic considering the sheer infectiousness of their sound and a lingering hunch that their music - a heady, euphoric pastiche of pop Americana that merges everything from soul and doo-wop to funk and indie rock - is about to become beloved by many. 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 rove 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. Produced by four-time Grammy-winner Graham Marsh (Gnarls Barkley, Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green) and Empiy Houses at Parhelion Studios in Atlanta, Daydream marks the first release for the Detroit-based group. Throughout it's 10 tracks, the album is as enduring as it is uplifting. Awash in piano and horns, the harmonizing vocals and traditionalsong structures are untainted by passing fads and studio trickery. It's heart-on-your-sleeves rock n' roll without pretense or irony, a touchstone signifying a new appreciation for a classic sound.