Straight outta Atlanta, Stranded unleashes their album Velvet Trace through Grey Market Records, and Vacant Spirits is a ruthless taste of its raw power. This sucker is a turbocharged, psychedelic post-punk blitz fueled by paranoia and desire. Razor-sharp guitars clash with brooding vocals, all riding atop a relentless beat that refuses to back down until the song’s done. It’s like Clinic on a caffeine overdose, mixed with Interpol’s shadowy allure, condensed into a tight, explosive two-and-a-half-minute detonation. This is a relentless, repetitive post-punk addiction, a wild sonic ride that’ll leave you craving more.