Burlington, Vermont's The Vacant Lots are offering a new unreleased track, Kingdom Come, as a free download on New Year's Eve. Remixed by Spectrum drummer Roger Brogan, who also provides drums, percussion, electronics and drone, Kingdom Come was written and produced by The Vacant Lots. Brian MacFadyen contributes organ and electronics to the track as one half of the band's permanent lineup, while Jared Artaud provides guitar, vocals and lyrics, as the groups frontman.
A steady gentle organ runs throughout the track, allowing Jared's vocals and spaciously executed guitar figures to float atop like waves on an ocean. The mix is carefully textured, with percussion provided more for emphasis, rather than any kind of steady beat keeping. That, combined with shifting tempos, creates a somewhat mystical listening experience.
On NYE these links will be activated :
Official Music Video
Free Download link of Kingdom Come on Bandcamp.
Citing influences such as the Mississippi delta blues sound of Bo Diddley, New York pioneers The Velvet Underground and Television, Detroit's The Stooges and The UK's Spacemen 3, the band has evolved all of this into their own sound, combining minimal drumming, hypnotic guitar riffs, electronic drone, poetry-driven lyrics, and live film projections. They are a band who not only embrace their influences - but are confident that the filter of their own sensibility will yield something uniquely their own.
Their debut single Confusion/ Cadillac was released earlier this year on Mexican Summer as the band embarked on east and west coast tours, while playing significant festivals inbetween. Their tours have included supporting Sonic Boom's Spectrum as well as apperances at SXSW, Austin Psych Fest 4, and a featured support slot for Dean & Britta's Galaxie 500 show in Brooklyn. This past September had them touring the west coast, followed by a mid-western stint during October. Currently in the process of recording new material, expect a second single out soon, to be followed by a first official album release.