The VACANT LOTS – ” Closure “

Posted: July 7, 2022 in MUSIC

Brooklyn post-punk/synth-pop duo The Vacant Lots are today announcing their fourth album ‘Closure’, due out September 30th .You can pre-order the new record and stream the amazing new single ‘Chase’ here: thevacantlots.lnk.to/closure, ‘Closure’ is the fourth album from the Brooklyn, The Vacant Lots and is Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen’s most fully realized work to date.

The record packs 8 minimal is maximal salvos into 23 minutes that coalesce into a stun-blast soundtrack for today’s shattered society. Laced with evocatively concise and lacerating lyrics delivered detached and deadpan, ‘Closure’s spine-chilling onslaught of towering guitar shrapnel, ethereal metallic synth melodies and cold electronic turbulence comes infused with shades of New Order and Jesus And Mary Chain; the kind of modern disco and post-punk grooves that pillaged New York clubs in the 80s. Inevitably, the penetrating spirit of New York electronic trailblazers Suicide haunts the new record with its subterranean gravitational pull, having previously manifested physically when the two-piece befriended the late Alan Vega – leading to collaborations, support spots and Artaud now co-curating the ‘Vega Vault’ of unreleased material and co-producing and mixing the 2021 lost ‘Mutator’ LP.

There are exclusive vinyl editions available Rough Trade and Levitation, and we’ve got some merch bundles up on our store too! The band are also now announcing November/December UK & EU tour dates alongside their September/October North America run with The Black Angels : thevacantlots.lnk.to/tickets

Deploying a minimal disco on downers sound, Jared Artaud says of the new single: “Chase” has this duality that strikes a balance between wanting to dance and taking a pill that plunges you on the couch.” Brian MacFadyen adds: “Chase” is a song about longing, about the struggle of love across time zones. It’s about the desire to close that gap of separation, but also the anticipation and excitement that builds between each encounter. It’s about a sense of knowing how it should be before it is.”

Out Sept 30th on Fuzz Club Records

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