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What strikes me about this record is that I love it immediately.  I look forward to seeing the band take this out on the road. American duo The Vacant Lots release their debut album ‘Departure’ via Sonic Cathedral on June 30, 2014 . Mixed and mastered by former Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom and follows previous single releases on Mexican Summer and The Reverberation Appreciation Society, plus an appearance on our very own ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ EP, now recognised as a landmark release in the burgeoning new psychedelic movement.

The key element of The Vacant Lots’ minimalist, primitive rock’n’roll songs is their boundless energy, which tears up the psychedelic rock template with a genuine punk spirit. Combine that with the use of synths and drum machines, and it’s not surprising to see why the band have won over Suicide’s Alan Vega, with whom they will be working very soon. Another famous friend is former Galaxie 500 and Luna frontman (and now Sonic Cathedral label mate) Dean Wareham, who plays guitar on ‘Tomorrow’.
The Vacant Lots recently supported Dean on his US East Coast dates and they were support to the UK as guests of The Brian Jonestown Massacre in June and July this year, 

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete’s third album was released in March.

What’s Holding You? comes exploding out my wireless. The opening track from “Chambers” is a fusion of psychedelic rock, the Velvets and Isn’t Anything era My Bloody Valentine. Quite possibly the best opening track of any album released this year. Released on the wonderful Sonic Cathedral label, “Chambers” is a full on aural rollercoaster. I Can’t Feel The Outside slows the pace down. It has a real bluesy feel to it. The Nuggets influenced Sealed Scene is another highlight. Third Wave has touches of Joy Division. A really diverse LP.”

Key tracks – What’s Holding You?, I Can’t Feel The Outside, Sealed Scene

great band name, Taken from the album “Chambers”

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete have announced their eagerly awaited return to Europe and the UK for a lengthy tour, which begins in Italy next month, immediately after the release of their third album Chambers which is out now on Sonic Cathedral Records since March .

The Mexican psych duo of Lorelle (aka Lorena Quintanilla) and The Obsolete (aka Alberto González) will be joined by the rhythm section from Italian band The New Candys”for the tour, which will also take in shows in Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and a slot on the French festival Les Femmes S’en Melent .