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



Stream album here…

INTERZONE available via Fuzz Club

(Photo: Luz Gallardo)

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

Daily electricity to load your sonic batteries…


23 May 2020

(photo: Luz Gallardo)

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!


Pre-order facilities via Fuzz Club

TURN IT UP SELECTION ! Seven Psych(o) Tracks…


Psychedelic havoc spiced with some mad, weird and/or twisted hooks/lyrics/noise is definitely what fills my earphones constantly. And there’s a lot of amazing psych(o) stuff out there by artists who change into freakish characters once the light is out and the music is on. Hard to make just one selection. But we gotta start somewhere before the clock strikes midnight. So here’s 7 psych(o) dope tracks that will make your daft neighbours come banging at your door and begging for more. Turn It Up !…

Basement: London, UK
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2/ ‘Felonious Punk’ by POST WAR GLAMOUR GIRLS
Basement: Leeds, UK
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3/ ‘Surrender’ by CRYBABY SPECIAL
Basement: Medway, South East England
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4/ ‘I Wanna Hit’ by TUBELIGHT
Basement: Diest, Belgium
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5/ ‘Sonic Cathedral’ by THE VACANT LOTS (Alan ‘Suicide’ Vega remix)
Basement: Vermont, US
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6/ ‘Danger I Am’ by MAGIC BONES
Basement: Melbourne, Australia
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7/ ‘I’ll Kill You’ by PIANO WIRE
Basement: London, UK
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