Release Date: 30 June 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|The Vacant Lots Departure Limited Vinyl LP
The debut album by the Burlington, VT, duo of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen follows acclaimed single releases on Mexican Summer and the Reverberation Appreciation Society, plus an appearance on the ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ EP, now recognized as a landmark in the burgeoning new psychedelic movement. ‘Departure’ was mixed and mastered by Spacemen 3 legend Sonic
Boom at his studio in Rugby, UK. His other recent credits include Panda Bear, Peaking Lights, MGMT and Wooden Shjips.
The key element of the almost primitive rock’n’roll songs on ‘Departure’ is their boundless energy, which tear 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 soon. Another famous friend is former Galaxie 500 and Luna frontman (and Sonic Cathedral labelmate) Dean Wareham, who plays guitar on ‘Tomorrow’. The band will be supporting Dean on his US East Coast dates in April 2014, before heading over the Atlantic to join The Brian Jonestown Massacre on their UK tour in June and July. Further US and European live dates are planned for September and full press campaigns by Solid Gold (US), Wagmüller PR (DE), HIM Media (FR) and Sonic Cathedral (UK) are already underway.
1. Mad Mary Jones
2. Never Satisfied
4. Paint This City
5. Before The Evening/s Thru
6. 6 AM
7. Make The Connection
8. Do Not Leave Me Now