NYC minimalist post-punk/synth-pop duo The Vacant Lots (made up of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen) have dropped their new single “Damaged Goods” and its accompanying video.
According to the press release, Interiors follows the band’s minimal is maximal aesthetic coalescing into dark bedroom anthems for loners and lovers with nods to 70s/80s punk and nightclub music ala Joy Division, Iggy Pop’s The Idiot, Depeche Mode, and New Order.
Commenting on the new single, Jared Artaud says:
“Damaged Goods is about integrating conflicting internal feelings. If you’re saying you need an exit strategy and one lifetime is enough, that’s a whole other zone you’re going to. On this album, I wanted to dig deeper than I had done before and really carve out the pain. In Damaged Goods lines from other songs on the record are referenced and contrasted. We did this a lot on Interiors. I like how all the songs can interrelate with one another, and it gives this song and the album another layer of intimacy, depth and closeness.”
Watch the Alexander Schipper-directed video below.
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