May 22, 2024

The Vacant Lots release new single ‘Amnesia’ and announce new album ‘Interiors’

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(Photo by Chris Hogge) Hailing from Brooklyn, the minimalist post-punk/synth-pop duo, The Vacant Lots, have unveiled their upcoming fifth studio album, “Interiors”. Alongside the announcement, they’re also premiering a video for the album track, “Amnesia”.

Set for release on October 13th through Fuzz Club, the 8 tracks of “Interiors” represent, in the words of duo Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen, their “darkest and most visionary” work to date. Their collaboration with Maurizio Baggio, known for his work with The Soft Moon and Boy Harsher, continues as he takes on the mixing role once more, having previously contributed to the band’s “Closure” (2022) and “Interzone” (2020) albums.

Diving into the depth of “Amnesia”, Jared Artaud explains: “It’s about dealing with duality and integrating the conflicting feelings within a relationship. It’s about feeling dissociative and getting burned by the fire. Then coping with how this inevitably leads to the dissolution of the relationship. This is a mantra for all the songs on the album.” Further speaking about the video for “Amnesia”, Artaud praises the visionary behind the camera: “Alex Schipper is a master of taste. Our collaborative ventures from the ‘Closure’ album videos were truly harmonious. He perfectly encapsulates our minimalist aesthetic. A guiding principle for the band is ‘through darkness, light.’ Alex’s rendition in the Amnesia video, complemented by Mateen Ismail’s performance, truly resonates with this sentiment.”

The “Amnesia” video, created by Alexander Schipper and featuring model and actor Mateen Ismail, can be watched below:

For those eager to catch The Vacant Lots’ electrifying live performances, here are their upcoming tour dates:

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