The Vacant Lots will be releasing their sophomore album Endless Nights on April 21. To ramp up excitement, the band have shared the video for ‘Suicide Note’, a track which features vocals by the late and great Alan Vega.
The band explain, “a few weeks before his sudden death in 2016, Jared visited Alan’s Manhattan apartment to play the finished album, since Alan was going to write lyrics and record vocals for ‘Suicide Note’.
“After he passed away, the band received permission to go through Vega’s vault to find a vocal track for the song. After selecting an unreleased Vega track, they played it with the instrumental version of ‘Suicide Note’ and realised it was a perfect fit.
“His wife said, it was like Alan was guiding us from beyond the grave.”
The video was directed by Shane McKenzie and Sophie Blazey.
Vacant Lots is the duo of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen and Endless Night (Metropolis) is the band’s follow-up to their 2014 debut Departure.
On the new LP the NYC/Burlington, VT-based band continues to channel the pair’s dual power through their minimal means maximum effect aesthetic. Endless Night is a bridge of two worlds with one foot firmly placed in hard-hitting rock and roll, and the other in the realm of electronic dance. The band have previously shared the album track “Night Nurse” which showcases The Vacant Lots’ dark electro psych approach as it captures recurring notions of duality through a dizzying and hypnotic blast of guitar riffs and revved-up electronics.