The first thing that came to mind when I listened to Scarves was that they had a lousy singer. But as I let the album play through I realized that the eccentric vocals help shape the unique sound Scarves is gifted with. Empty Houses isn’t like anything I’ve heard before. It’s upbeat, catchy, quirky, delicate, melancholic, and really fresh all wrapped in one tight combo. Scarves is a Seattle-based entity made up of three humans named Niko, Arda, and Marshall. DEVO is a claimed influence.