The Vacant Lots announce debut LP ‘Departure’ + release video

The Vacant Lots

The Vacant Lots have announced they will begin their hypnotic sonic assault with the release of their debut LP, ‘Departure,’ on July 1, 2014 via Sonic Cathedral. Blending an angular interplay of guitars and electronics with geometric-laden riffs, The Vacant Lots create their unique brand of R’nR. To celebrate the release, Sonic Cathedral are sharing the video for the first single Mad Mary Jones, which you can watch via YouTube below.

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The album will be available on limited-edition half-black, half-white vinyl, CD and as a digital download.

‘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.  On 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 listing:
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



Adding to the offering, The Vacant Lots will be performing live in the US with Dean Wareham and in the UK with Brian Jonestown Massacre – see live dates below.

Tour dates:
04/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle*
04/26 Montreal, QB @ Quai des Brumes
06/28 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2^
06/30 London, UK @ The Social
07/01 London, UK @The Roundhouse^
07/02 Norwich, UK @ Waterfront^
07/03 Bristol, UK @ The Anson Rooms^
07/04 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms^
07/05 Glasgow, UK @ ABC^

*w/ Dean Wareham
^w/ Brian Jonestown Massacre

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