The Vacant Lots’ debut album ‘Departure’ is released on June 30 and the duo from Burlington, Vermont, have already won over some influential fans – including Alan Vega (who has just released a split single with them), Anton Newcombe (who has invited them to support The Brian Jonestown Massacre on their UK tour), Dean Wareham(who guests on their album) and cult novelist Jerry Stahl (who has been raving about them on Twitter). In anticipation of the release The Vacant Lots are sharing their video for “6 AM”
The band are heading over to the UK in a couple of weeks, and to mark the occasion they have designed their own effects pedal. Each signature TVL Fuzz Pedal will be handmade by the band and features a striking black and white op art design by LA-based artist Anthony Ausgang.
The Vacant Lots play the following UK dates with The Brian Jonestown Massacre:
June 28 – Brighton, Concorde 2
July 1 – London, Roundhouse
July 2 – Norwich, Waterfront
July 3 – Bristol, Anson Rooms
July 4 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
July 5 – Glasgow, ABC
There is also a one-off headline show at The Social in London on June 30, with special guest Tess Parks and a DJ set from former Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom, who mixed and mastered ‘Departure’.