Posted on July 29 2020
Brooklyn duo release video for 'Fracture', lifted from their third album, 'Interzone', out now on Fuzz Club
Having just released their third full-length 'Interzone', Brooklyn electro post-punk duo The Vacant Lots are today sharing a video for 'Fracture', lifted from the new album. Out today, the video sees the hazy 80s synth-pop of 'Fracture' paired with visuals of the band that were recorded whilst in isolation and directed/edited by Sam Quinn. You can check it out 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."
'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 LP is out now available to buy on vinyl and CD HERE and all the usual digital platforms. You can stream the record in full below.