THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Damage Control combines both EPs released by The Vacant Lots on Anton Newcombe’s label A Recordings — 2016’s Berlin and 2017’s Exit. This is the first time all the songs will be made available on CD with liner notes from the band. All the tracks were produced and recorded by Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) at his Cobra Studio in Berlin.
Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots says, “working with someone who made you want to make records is fucking inspiring. You not only learn a lot working with Anton in the studio — you become a better artist in the process. Through this collaboration we were able to distill ideas on the spot and turn fragments into songs. Anton pushes you further to get the best results and that really drives the process of making records.”
The Vacant Lots have recently released their critically acclaimed third album Interzone. The duo collaborated on their debut album Departure with Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, and on their second album Endless Night with Alan Vega. They have toured with Suicide, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Growlers, Dean Wareham, The Dandy Warhols and Spectrum.”