The brain child of Sam Morgan, Rob Stevens and Brian Fee, Vacant Windows is an indie electronic three-piece based here in Baltimore. By tossing aside the comfortable conventions of traditional rock clichés, Vacant Windows endeavors to approach music with an adventurous attitude towards experimentation and online collaboration. By initially building rudimentary beats and loops to provide a foundation for their compositions, their sound quickly blossomed into a dynamic mix of synthetic and analog expression. Embracing the “glass half empty” attitude of their generation, the trio present an unapologetic, melancholic perspective to everyday life. Vacant Windows has been compared to the likes of Foals, The XX and Depeche Mode. They released their first EP “The Singles” in September of 2012, and are currently working on their debut full length, expected sometime in the Summer of 2014.
The band performed last month and we captured it at as it happened. It’s always exciting to hear what electronic bands do with their live show. The exciting thing about Vacant Windows for me is that they have a live bassist and guitarist so that subtly prevents the sound from feeling too stiff and cold with layered MIDI sequences. It’s a perfect blend of heart and robotic pulses. Enjoy the set.