Sparta Navigates Through Post-Market Crash Anxiety In “Empty Houses”

A multidimensional journey

Photo: Jen Vesp

El Paso-based band Sparta takes us on a multidimensional journey where they navigate through anxiety in new Kris Pierce-directed video “Empty Houses.” Built on swirling riffs and cathartic bursts, the track takes you on a spin letting you vicariously unleash all your inner angst from your system:

On the new single, Sparta’s Jim Ward shared: “Our bass player Matt Miller brought in the completed music and lyrical concept for ‘Empty Houses’ and I fell in love with it – I worked out the final lyrics and vocals pretty quickly in the studio with David Garza bouncing lines back and forth. The idea centers around the void left by the market crash and what became of the houses left vacant. We wanted to capture some of that anxiety and fear that must have surrounded those times and try to imagine how to cope.”

“Empty Houses” is from Sparta’s upcoming new album Trust The River, which will be out on April 10th. They will be hitting the road that month:

4/23 – San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill

4/24 – Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour

4/25- San Diego CA @ Soda Bar

4/29 – New York NY @ Mercury Lounge

4/30- New York NY @ Mercury Lounge

5/1 – Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle

5/2 – Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle

5/3 – Somerville MA @ ONCE Ballroom

5/8 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w/ Emily Davis & The Murder Police and Crystal Rippers)

5/9 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w/ Emily Davis & The Murder Police and Crystal Rippers)

5/10 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w/ Emily Davis & The Murder Police and Crystal Rippers)