The Vacant Lots released their first 7” single ‘Confusion / Cadillac’ on Mexican Summer in 2011.
Pitchfork commented on ‘Confusion’, “It’s executed so efficiently, with just the right doses of studied apathy and simmering tension, that it’s difficult not to return to it’s ceaselessly repetitive groove again and again.”
Mexican Summer describes them as “musicians as well as scientists, having built a time machine that will transport your headspace directly to the Sunset Strip in 1967.”
“High & Low” b/w “Let Me Out” is the second official single by The Vacant Lots. Released by Austin Psych Fest’s label, The Reverberation Appreciation Society on August 13th, 2012.
Formed by Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen, the duo takes as much inspiration from Bo Diddley and The Stooges as it does from Andy Warhol and Arthur Rimbaud.
They have developed their own sound, producing an immense, unrelenting, sonic assault with just two people, combining a minimalist aesthetic of rock n roll with hypnotic guitar riffs, Native American influenced drumming, electronic drones, poetry-driven lyrics and live visual projections.
The Vacant Lots have previously toured with Sonic Boom’s Spectrum, Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500, Wooden Shjips, two performances at Austin Psych Fest with The Black Angels and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and most recently toured the United States with The Growlers.
In February 2013, The Vacant Lots next single, “6 AM” was featured on UK record label, Sonic Cathedral’s double vinyl Psych For Sore Eyes release, mastered by Sonic Boom.
The Vacant Lots debut album is expected for a 2014 release as well as a documentary called 2 Chords 1 Drone 3 Drums on the band to follow.