Video premiere: The Vacant Smiles reveal psychedelic folk epic, ‘Made of Gold’
07.10.2019

Video premiere: The Vacant Smiles reveal psychedelic folk epic, ‘Made of Gold’

Photo: Chelsea King

Melbourne garage rockers The Vacant Smiles reveal a taste of their forthcoming album Cooperation with the release of the fresh new single ‘Made of Gold’, alongside a film clip for the track masterminded by James Whiting.

‘Made of Gold’ comes on the back of last year’s LP Goodwill, though it points towards a new sonic direction for The Vacant Smiles. While staying true to their garage roots, the new album leans away from their frenzied, feedback-drenched sound that has filled the band’s previous releases, opting for jangling guitars and warm harmonies in their place.

‘Made of Gold’ is based within the mythical city of El Dorado, lyrically weaving a dark and gritty tale as the melodic groove slowly unravels into a disarray of fuzzed-out guitar.

“For lack of a better word, I thought writing a kind of epic, adventure song would be fun,” says guitarist and vocalist James Lynch. “I can’t remember what happens to the two guys in the cartoon movie, but the guy in my song loses his mind and dies for sure.”

Check out the film clip below:

Cooperation is due for independent release on Thursday October 17. The band will launch the album in a secret location in Collingwood on October 25. Contact them to find out the location.