Premiere: The Fontaines, ‘Vacant’

The Fontaines
The Fontaines

Over two-plus years, the Fontaines have explored the peripheries or retro-pop, New Wave and indie-rock, all while trying to inject their music with as much of that secret sauce — catchiness — as possible. The quartet, sibling suo Charlotte and Hank Fontaine along with Daniel Zuker and Chrystian Kaplan, released their second EP, “ii,” last spring, and they’re off to a fast start in the 2017 as they work toward building a full-length. Like its predecessor “Evaporate” (released in February), the new single “Vacant” is a nimble dance-pop number in which Charlotte, in her genteel way, calls a dude out on his antics. “‘Vacant’ is loosely about a guy I know who seduces girls with low self-esteem,” she says. “The worst part is, guys like that always do ‘get’ the girl … in all senses of the word.” And we get to wonder if there’s anybody really home where he lives.

||| Stream: “Vacant”

||| Also: Stream “Evaporate”

||| Previously: “Cate Blanchett,” “Paul Newman”