Posted on June 11 2020
The new visuals arrive ahead of the release of the Brooklyn duo's incoming ‘Interzone’ LP on June 26th
The Vacant Lots are today sharing a new video for the track ‘Rescue’, lifted from their incoming third album ‘Interzone’, due for release June 26th. Following ‘Rescue’s release as a single (followed by recent cut ‘Fracture’), the new video – directed by Samuel Quinn – sees the song set to distressing, politically-charged visuals that makes the songs pleading refrain ‘I need a rescue’ feel all the more apt. You can stream it below.
With footage of the band recorded out of lockdown in Brooklyn cut between distorted montages that depict the hellish, ever-tumultuous landscape that America has sunk even further into in the recent weeks and months, Jared and Brian say that ‘Rescue’ is about “finding the signal in the noise and feeling the need to escape.” ‘American Death / Nothing matters anymore / Closed casket wedding / As this life runs out / I can’t wait / I need a rescue’, the lyrics plead over the duo’s overdriven electro post-punk.
‘Interzone’ is the third full-length album by New York duo The Vacant Lots. A genre-blending synthesis of dance and psych, ‘Interzone’ is made for secluded listeners and all night partygoers, meant for headphones and the club. Uninhibited by the limitations of two people and continuing their mission of “minimal means maximum effect,” The Vacant Lots’ Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen create an industrial amalgam of icy electronics and cold beats with detached vocals and hard hitting guitars.
The album 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.”
Interzone is due out June 26th, you can pre-order the vinyl & CD here. You can stream the latest single 'Fracture' below and also find the 'Interzone Playlist' curated by the band, including a bunch of songs that influenced the making of the new record (from Boy Harsher and Sharon Van Etten to Iggy Pop and Albert Ayler.)