Alan VegaÂ protÃ©gÃ©sÂ The Vacant LotsÂ are an NYC-via-Vermont duo comprised of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen. Their minimalist-yet-primitive rockâ€™nâ€™roll and sprawling psychedelic drones have seen them pick up international acclaim and go on to collaborate with an impressive roster of underground music royalty â€“ their debut album alone seeing them team up withÂ Vega,Â Anton NewcombeÂ ofÂ Brian Jonestown Massacre,Â Sonic BoomÂ ofÂ Spacemen 3/SpectrumÂ andÂ Dean WarehamÂ ofÂ Galaxie 500 -Â all of which the band happened to have toured with too.
That debut was 2014â€™s â€˜Departureâ€™ - originally released viaÂ Sonic Cathedral,Â the record was was mixed and mastered byÂ Sonic BoomÂ and featured guest guitars fromÂ Wareham.Â 'Departure' was what kick-started it all and now, following a previous partnership with the band for a split 10â€ withÂ Vega, London imprintÂ Fuzz ClubÂ are delighted to be reissuing the album with added remixes fromÂ Anton NewcombeÂ andÂ Vega.Â
On â€˜Departureâ€™,Â The Vacant LotsÂ deliver a primal hit of darkly hypnotic rockâ€™nâ€™roll with a repetitive and minimalist proto-punk gusto - reflecting back on the album itâ€™s pretty easy to see why the duo went on to become so revered and their debut cemented as a landmark release in modern psychedelic music.
We'll be reissuing the album as a double LP. The standard edition (/500) comes on 180gm vinyl, black one side and white on the other, and the deluxe (/100) comes on ultra-clear vinyl. Both editions come in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner-sleeves. Buy the LP here!