Posted on June 03 2020
Brooklyn duo are now sharing the 'Interzone Playlist', featuring ten tracks that informed their incoming third album
With the June 26th release of The Vacant Lots' third album 'Interzone' fast-approaching, the Brooklyn electro post-punk duo are sharing a playlist comprising a bunch of tracks that influenced the new record, from Boy Harsher and Sharon Van Etten to Iggy Pop and Albert Ayler. You can stream the 'Interzone Playlist' below.
Talking about the playlist, Jared Artaud says: "For us, The Idiot is like the Holy Grail along with Joy Division/New Order and Albert Ayler. I also lifted the Albert Ayler track for our song Bells we released last year. I spent countless hours listening to Gene Clark's No Other and Gram Parsons both in the desert and at home in Brooklyn, which is where we made Interzone. I always listen to our albums out in Joshua Tree to make sure they are bulletproof, that's like the ultimate reference test for me."
"We discovered Maurizio Baggio and wanted to work with him because we loved the way the Soft Moon and Boy Harsher records sound. I think Sextile and Panther Modern are great modern bands. Sharon Van Etten is a friend of mine who I find inspiring, last time I saw her she baked me cookies. Ultra Vivid Scene is one of those cult bands not everyone knows, but the ones that do love them," Jared continues.
Brian Macfadyen, the other half of the duo, adds that "a lot of these tracks do a nice job of skating the line between pop sensibility and left-field wackiness. The intersection of those two worlds is where I find the music that speaks to me most. Unusual production, instrumentation and presentation through the lens of radio vitality is where the magic happens."
'Interzone' is due for release June 26th on Fuzz Club, you can pre-order it on vinyl, CD and digital here. Check out the lastest single 'Fracture' below.