The Vacant Lots Announce Departure LP

The Vacant Lots Announce Departure LP, out July 1st on Sonic Cathedral. Video for "Mad Mary Jones" out. Tour with Dean Wareham starts 4/4 in Washington, DC

With a minimalist aesthetic of rock n’ roll The Vacant Lots are bringing their sonic assault with the release of Departure on July 1, 2014 via Sonic Cathedral. Blending an angular interplay of guitars and electronics with geometric-laden riffs on their debut LP. To celebrate the release, Sonic Cathedral are sharing the video for the first single “Mad Mary Jones.”  The Vacant Lots will be performing live in the US with Dean Wareham.

Departure’s opener, “Mad Mary Jones,” is a synthesis of adrenaline-driven guitars fueled with electronic and percussive intensity. “6 AM” is a sensory overload strobing with frenetic hypno-monotony set against a backdrop of controlled chaos, while “Make The Connection” contrasts ritualistic tremolo drones against Native American rhythms and spoken word lingering between the pendulum of The Velvets and Lautreamont.  For “Tomorrow” the band enlisted longtime friend Dean Wareham to add additional layers and solo on guitar while the mixing and mastering were carried out by Sonic Boom at his New Atlantis Studio in the UK.


Track List:

01. Mad Mary Jones

02. Never Satisfied

03. Tomorrow

04. Paint This City

05. Before The Evenings Thru

06. 6AM

07. Make The Connection

08. Do Not Leave Me Now


Tour Dates:

04/04 Washington, DC @ U St/ Music Hall*

04/05 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*

04/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle*

04/26 Montreal, QB @ Quai des Brumes


*w/ Dean Wareham

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