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“The key element of The Vacant Lots’ minimalist, primitive rock’n’roll songs is their boundless energy, which tears 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 very soon. Another famous friend is former Galaxie 500 and Luna frontman (and now Sonic Cathedral label mate) Dean Wareham, who plays guitar on ‘Tomorrow’.”

The Vacant Lots is an electro-psych duo from Vermont who’s debut LP “Departure” dropped last year. Seriously, turn their music up to 11 and thank me later! I want to thank Jared Artaud (Guitar/Wurlitzer/Bass/Drone Box/Vocals) and Brian MacFadyen (Electronics/Drums/Synths/Percussion/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, guys. Really love what you are doing. I am so impressed with everything about your band, including the amazing cover art on your releases.