The Vacant Lots - Endless Night EP (Metropolis)
Digging back some fifty years to the psychedelic and psych-pop of the 1967 era, this wonderful EP (8 songs, 26 minutes) will remind some people of their youth and will leave younger people scratching their heads but still enjoying the sounds of their parents’ past.
Featuring the standard instruments of the time (guitars, vox-style organ, bass and drums), parts of their sound will remind those old enough to remember of bands such as Ultimate Spinach or the lesser know sound of KAK. Guitars range from fuzzed to untouched, and the organ (with one exception) of the spooky steady chords of late night “underground” radio. Vocals are sometimes spoken, often echoed and sometimes raspy (a tip of the hat to the modern era).
A wonderful throwback to the era of hippies, before the “Woodstock” movie made everyone grow their hair.
(4.5 stars out of 5)