Posted on April 24 2020
Brooklyn electro post-punk duo sign to Fuzz Club for their third album and share the first single 'Rescue'
We’re super excited to be able to announce that we’ve signed Brooklyn duo The Vacant Lots, long-time favourite of ours, for their third album ‘Interzone’, which is due for release June 26th. A genre-blending synthesis of dance and psych, 'Interzone' is made for secluded listeners and all night partygoers, meant for headphones and the club. To announce the release the band are now sharing the shadowy dark disco of lead-single ‘Rescue’, you can check it out below.
Talking about the track, Jared Artaud says: “It’s about finding the signal in the noise. The center of the song is feeling the need to escape. We all need to escape, and for each person it's different. The lyrics, like the album title Interzone, are intentionally ambiguous. Each person can interpret it their own way depending on what they are going through at that time.”
The incoming album from the NYC electro post-punk duo creates order from chaos and delves into escapism, isolation, relationship conflicts, and decay. With nods to William S. Burroughs and Joy Division’s song of the same name, “Interzone is like existing between two zones,” Jared says. “Interzone doesn't mean one thing. It can mean different things to different people depending on their interpretation. Working on this album was a constant struggle reconciling internal conflicts with all that’s going on externally in the world. Interzone in one word is duality."
The Vacant Lots have released singles with Mexican Summer and Reverberation Appreciation Society, collaborated on their debut album Departure with Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, their second album ‘Endless Night’ with the sorely-missed Suicide frontman Alan Vega, and most recently on their two EPs, Berlin and Exit, with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe at his studio in Berlin. The group has toured with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Suicide, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Growlers, Dean Wareham, The Dandy Warhols, and Spectrum. You can pre-order 'Interzone' on vinyl here.