Houston Brothers — Empty Spaces

For a decade, brothers Justin and Matt Faircloth have crafted wistfully textured vignettes that sound like seasons in the Carolinas should sound, and done it without the usual twangy signifiers. The secret (note the LP title) is carving enough room — in both arrangement and tempo — for each instrument to interact and state its case. Produced by Scott Solter, these 10 tracks have the golden hue of autumn: fading-Polaroid nostalgia colored by Matt’s tasteful guitar fills, Justin’s earth-tone keys and the brothers’ blood-harmonies. “I’m used to giving love, but now I’m giving all the space in between,” Justin sings, capturing what the band does so well sonically, too.

John Schacht – Shuffle Magazine (Dec 2011)