The Vacant Lots: "Confusion"

Burlington, VT duo The Vacant Lots and their raga-tinged psych anthems are shrouded in the sinister magnetism of a mystery narcotic best left untouched. Though it's only two notes tall and basic as all hell, the twangy guitar hook on "Confusion" is what gets me every time; we know that we're just sailing along, that the waters are still and the earth is flat, but somehow all this stasis leaves us shaking in the knees. The song's harmonic backbone is a continuous drone, and what passes for a vocal line here is nothing but a single note. Have Jared Artaud and Brian MacFayden landed us at the crossroads of pop and minimalism, or are they reminding us that the two are really one and the same? (via Visitation Rites)

MP3: The Vacant Lots: "Confusion"

Hypnotized LP is available for download via Bandcamp

Tags: the vacant lots, audio

Posted by visitationrites on 08/27/2010 at 3 p.m..

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