Posted on May 22 2020
Brooklyn duo share the latest taste of their third album
New York duo The Vacant Lots are today sharing the latest single ‘Fracture’ from their incoming ‘Interzone’ LP. Due for release June 26th, the band’s latest full-length–the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Endless Nights’–is a genre-blending synthesis of dance and psych, made for secluded listeners and all night partygoers, meant for headphones and the club. Out today, you can stream the latest cut from the record below.
Created with aid from Alan Vega's Arp synthesier and mixed by Maurizio Baggio (Boy Harsher), it continues the bands mission of “minimal means maximum effect" to create an industrial amalgam of icy electronics and cold beats with detached vocals and hard hitting guitars, delving into escapism, isolation, relationship conflicts, and decay with nods to William S. Burroughs and a Joy Division song along the way. “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."
New single 'Fracture' sees the band build upon these themes alongside the experimental morphing of a proto-punk classic. "I lifted the ending of Marquee Moon & played it backwards to get that lead guitar riff in the song." Jared explains. "It's a song for all the loners & lovers. It deals with the duality of being in a relationship. the highs & lows. communications & miscommunications. There is always some kind of conflict within a relationship, but I see in the lyrics like a film that deals with the initial feelings of love & attraction & the inevitable fall & deterioration of those feelings. What once was liberating & free is now trapped and imprisoned set to a driving, up all night on the highway beat."
The Vacant Lots’ ‘Interzone’ is due for release June 26th and is available to pre-order on vinyl here.