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.
01. Mad Mary Jones
02. Never Satisfied
04. Paint This City
05. Before The Evenings Thru
07. Make The Connection
08. Do Not Leave Me Now
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