The Vacant Lots Announce ‘Paint This City’

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The Vacant Lots release their new single, ‘Paint This City’, on September 22, 2014. It will be available on iTunes and all major download and streaming services.

One of the more synth-based tracks on the Burlington, Vermont-based duo’s debut album ‘Departure’, it is sung by keyboardist/percussionist Brian MacFadyen and was inspired by his time living in Montreal. According to the band it actually started out as a misinterpretation of the chords to Galaxie 500’s classic ‘Tugboat’, but has ended up somewhere in between Mink DeVille’s ‘Spanish Stroll’ and New Order circa ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’.

It comes backed with ‘Departure’, another late-night city song which adds Lou Reed-style street smarts to a punked up 13th Floor Elevators garage snarl. It also follows in the grand tradition of album title tracks that aren’t on the album of the same name @ see also Spacemen 3’s ‘Sound Of Confusion’, The Jesus And Mary Chain’s ‘Psychocandy’, Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ and Ride’s ‘Going Blank Again’.

 Following their UK support tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre earlier this year, The Vacant Lots will return in late September for a series of dates in the UK and Europe, including a London headline show at the Shacklwell Arms and a slot at the Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia.

Track List:

01. Paint This City
02. Departure

Tour Dates:

September 12 – Madrid, Spain – Psych Out Fest II

September 13 – Donostia, Spain – Txiki Psych Fest

September 15 – Marseille, France – Machine A Coutre (with White Hills)

September 16 – Grenoble, France – Bauhaus Bar

September 17 – Ravenna, Italy – Hana-bi

September 18 – Terni, Italy – Cosmic Country House

September 19 – Medelana, Italy – Medellin’s Rock Festival

September 23 – Brussels, Belgium – Madame Moustache

September 24 – London, UK – Shacklewell Arms (with Pink Mountaintops and Tess Parks)

September 25 – Rugby, UK – Vault (with One Unique Signal)

September 26 – Liverpool, UK – International Festival Of Psychedelia

September 28 – Southend, UK – The Railway Hotel (with One Unique Signal)

September 29 – Bristol, UK – Start The Bus

October 1 – Barcelona, Spain – BeGood Club (with Elephant Stone)

October 3 – Guimarães, Portugal – Mucho Flow 2014 (with Amen Dunes, Cave and Bitchin’ Bajas)

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