The Vacant Lots Air New Single “Evacuation”

The Vacant Lots Air New Single "Evacuation"

NYC minimalist post-punk/synth-pop duo The Vacant Lots (made up of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen) have aired their new single “Evacuation”.

The track features on their fifth studio album ‘Interiors‘, due out on October 13 via Fuzz Club. Pre-order your copy here.

According to the press release, Interiors synthesise all of the band’s past work while pushing forward into the future. Ethereal metallic synths and blistering electronics are driven by disco-on-downers dance beats lashed with gutter-rock guitar riffs and icy detached vocals with evocatively concise and lacerating lyrics.

Commenting on the song, Jared Artaud says:

“Evacuation is about internal conflicts and the duality of love and loss within a relationship. Looking inward and carving out the pain was a mantra for the whole album. You get this moment in time and space to translate complex feelings into the work. It cuts both ways. You’re creating something out of necessity that can also be shared with other people to inspire them or make them feel less alone. That’s what I’m after.”

MacFadyen adds: “This track immediately resonated with both of us early on in the ‘trading demos’ phase of writing the record because of its primitive and raucous aesthetic. It taps into the original DNA of the band.”

Tune in now.

The Vacant Lots “Evacuation”

The Vacant Lots Upcoming Live Shows

19 Oct – London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms
21 Oct – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
23 Oct – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree

Photo credit: Chris Hogge