Kraut-Psych-Synth Duo Score With New Swirling Single ‘THANK YOU’ From Their Upcoming 4th LP

New striking strokes

26 August 2022


(photo by Luz Gallardo via No Exit PR/Fuzz Club)

Band: The Vacant Lots
Who: Minimalist post-punk/synth-pop duo – Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen – from NYC. They gouge into the city’s immortal outsider spirit and underground cultural tropes, set against a pulsating backdrop of modern apocalypse.
Active: Since 2010 / 4 studio LPs so far (new one incl.)

New album: CLOSURE
Release: 30th September via Fuzz Club Records
Pre-order info: here


Album artwork by Ivan Liechti

“Created under isolation, ‘Closure’ is the fourth album from Brooklyn duo The Vacant
Lots and is Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen’s most fully realized work to date. The record
packs 8 minimal is maximal salvos into 23 minutes that coalesce into a stun-blast soundtrack for today’s shattered society. Laced with evocatively concise and lacerating lyrics delivered detached and deadpan, ‘Closure’s spine-chilling onslaught of towering guitar shrapnel, ethereal metallic synth melodies and cold electronic turbulence comes infused with shades of New Order and Jesus And Mary Chain.

The kind of modern disco and post-punk grooves that pillaged New York clubs in the 80s. Inevitably, the penetrating spirit of New York electronic trailblazers Suicide haunts the new record with its subterranean gravitational pull, having previously manifested physically when the two-piece befriended the late Alan Vega, leading to collaborations and support spots. “

New single: THANK YOU

Expect an electronic toe-tapping banger with a speedy repetitive drive that makes your eager head rotate and drones in your head on repeat. Razzle-dazzle Kraut-psychedelia bringing German pioneers Can and Faust, but in a modern-day modus.

This instant sticking mind-twister has a stimulating effect
on your bloodstream. Thank you for that, Vacant Lots. Score!

Press play and get puzzled…

THE VACANT LOTS: Facebook

Psychedelic Mind-Massages – New Album ‘INTERZONE’ By THE VACANT LOTS

27 June 2020

Band: The Vacant Lots
Who: “NYC duo comprised of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen. The key element
of The Vacant Lots’ minimalist, primitive rock and roll songs is their boundless energy,
which tears up the psych template with a genuine punk spirit. The notion of duality is
also a recurring theme in the band’s minimal means maximum effect aesthetic,
whether in their lyrics or fiercely monochromatic artwork.”

Album: Interzone – their third LP
Released: 26 June 2020

“A perfect stun-blast soundtrack for today’s shattered society.”
Classic Rock Magazine
“NYC synth duo channel Suicide and Burroughs.”
Uncut Magazine
“Explosive psych mixed with the experimental spirit of proto-punk.
Post-Punk Magazine

“I’m bored with that line. I never use it anymore.
My new line is ‘In 15 minutes The Vacant Lots will be famous.

Andy Warhol
“The Lots master the art of psychedelic mind-massages just
like The Velvet Underground did in their heyday.”

Turn Up The Volume!

Key references: NEU!, Suicide, Kraftwerk, VU, Can, Spacemen 3
Key phrase: If you can make it in New York, you can make it everywhere

Singles: Rescue / Fracture

– RESCUE –

– FRACTURE –

Stream album here…

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INTERZONE available via Fuzz Club

Psychedelic Groove Addicts Are Back – THE VACANT LOTS Dropped New Single ‘FRACTURE’…

Daily electricity to load your sonic batteries…

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It’s been three years since Brooklyn’s psych groove addicts THE VACANT LOTS
released their excellent album Endless Night. But they’re back. The duo – Jared
Artaud & Brian McFadyen
– has announced a new lonplayer called INTERZONE
to be out next June.

Ahead of it comes new steamy single FRACTURE. “I see in the lyrics a film that deals
with the initial feelings of love and attraction and the inevitable fall and deterioration of
those feelings,” says Artaud. “What once was liberating and free, is now trapped and imprisoned.”
says Artaud.

Fracture is a sickly sticky synth stomper pushed by a relentless intoxicating beat
activating your lazy lockdown limbs faster than you can say ‘Trump is a prick‘. When MacFadyen‘s dreamy vocals and snappy guitar fragments join in it’s time to get up, stand
up and claim your right to move in sensual ways around your living room. This striking Saturday night fever ripper shows, again, The Vacant Lots‘ efficacious expertise to mix
catchy pop melodies and repetitive psych grooves with a mesmerizing sonority and infectious dream baby dream vibe. Welcome back!

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THE VACANT LOTS: Facebook

Pre-order facilities via Fuzz Club