Posts tagged Vacationer
#diSKOAverweekly: Week of September 18, 2019

I’ve decided to make more work for myself with diSKOAver weekly! So exciting!

I feel like it’s not fair to the bands I feature in this playlist to not give them the same amount of love I do with all the other features I do so I’ve decided to do a tweets worth of info on each track because after all sharing is caring and boy do I give so many fucks about putting these songs in your hands.


  1. Moon Boots - “You Won’t See Me Cry (feat. Little Boots)

    This cut from the new Moon Boots record is my personal slice of discotastic heaven. The rest of the record is super fun, too.

  2. DallasK - “I Know”

    Gonna be honest, kind of embarrassed that I’m just now getting into DallasK but damn I picked a fucking banger to get on board.

  3. Mason - “Rhythm In My Brain”

    Honestly it’s not fair that Mason is so perfect. And he’s SO CASUAL about dropping so many bops. This one is SUCH 💥A 💥VIBE💥.

  4. Los Padres - “Boomerang (feat. Nina Sung)”

    Holy shit my home state over here making me SO PROUD with this house hitttttttttt. Def gonna be keeping an eye out on this duo for what they do next. 👀👀👀

  5. RAAVE TAPES - “stabs”

    I have been OBSESSED with this song since I heard it. They’re like a lovely intersection of The Rapture, Does It Offend You Yeah, Crystal Castles, and Late of the Pier. I WANT MORE DANCE PUNK LIKE THIS. GIVE IT TO ME

  6. CRX - “Walls”

    Fun fact: Josh Homme from QOTSA produced this whole record. Love how fucking high energy this is. Oh and Nick Valensi from The Strokes is the singer so you know these dudes aren’t fuckin around.

  7. Tomos - “An Intermission”

    If I could float around in space to this I would be pretty hype about it. No, I’m not high.

  8. Cashmere Cat - “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY”

    This new single is quite lovely and I’m very happy that they’ll be playing Webby Hall in December.

  9. Sparrows - “Do U Wanna Dance?”

    Something about the synths in this makes me think of “Sync” from the FEZ soundtrack but more energetic and that pleases me very much.

  10. Rejje Snow - “LMFAO”

    I need to spend more time with Rejje’s last record that this track is from. It’s very much my shit, but I bet you’ll be able to tell why this one was my favorite. 😂

  11. AJ Abdullah - “Oh, the Moon!”

    HOW SWEET IS HIS VOICE!? HOW SWEET IS THIS FUCKIN’ SONG!? I’m glad I decided to check my email before I pulled tracks for this week’s update today. This was such a delightful surprise.

  12. MXMS - “What’s My Name?”

    This one is a real gut punch. Funeral pop duo MXMS released this on World Suicide Prevention Day and if it doesn’t make your eyes water a little bit you might be dead inside?????????

  13. Sego x Vacationer - “YAH.”

    Sego and Vacationer teamed up to cover Kendrick Lamar and it’s just so….. *chef’s kiss*

  14. Hunjiya - “go to bed (feat. Ben Hon)”

    My good friend and neighborhood troubadour Jesse Ruben introduced me to Hunjiya (born Alice Kim) when I ran into him on the street a few weeks ago and was like, “you’d fucking love Alice’s music” AND HE WAS RIGHT. Her new EP is FANTASTIC.

  15. Sam Hollis - “Miranda”

    I have been sitting on this Sam Hollis jam for way too long (Sorry Sam). Even though he’s homeys with Timi Temple it’s TOTALLY DIFFERENT VIBE A BOY DO I MEAN VIIIIBBBBEEEE.

  16. Hundredth - “Whatever”

    So this band gradually pivoted from essentially hardcore to shoegaze and it…..totally fucking works. The older stuff is fine, but they really wear this new direction INCREDIBLY WELL.

IF YOU’VE STUMBLED INTO THIS POST AFTER I’VE SWAPPED OUT THESE TRACKS DO NOT PANIC!! I GOTCHU FAM! You can grab these (and a fuckload more music) over in the archive.


[SONG OF THE DAY] Vacationer - "Magnetism"

Not sure how I missed that Vacationer was putting out another album but now that I'm up to speed and #blessed to have found the album sitting in my inbox I am happy to report that June 22, the release date for Mindset, is going to be one of the loveliest days of your life. Since I'm still trying to find a better rhythm for SOTD and ease myself back into updating a lot in general, I'm not sure if I'll get to a full review of this album. In spite of that, I will tell you that I have been reaching for this record a lot because listening to it just makes me feel lighter. When approaching this record, Vacationers Ken Vasoli said, "I wrote about concepts that would hopefully benefit my mental wellbeing." So like....he fucking nailed least for me. When it comes to "Magnetism" specifically, there's this dizzying and somewhat hazy energy to the song that is reminiscent of what it's like when you first fall in love with someone. 

Be sure to check out the other singles they've dropped from Mindset. "Strawberry Blonde" and "Being Here" are both equally magical. As if you weren't already in an excellent mindset from, "Magnetism", I have even more good news for you: the band will be hitting the road in July with Sego! That's going to be such a nice pairing! Definitely worth every penny for tickets. 

Vacationer Tour Dates

07.13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

07.14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

07.15 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

07.17 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake

07.18 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement

07.19 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

07.20 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Salon

07.21 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

07.22 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar

07.24 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

07.25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

07.27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

07.28 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

07.29 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

07.31 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

08.02 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

08.03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

08.04 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah

08.05 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

08.07 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

08.09 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

08.10 - Austin, TX @ Antone's Nightclub

08.11 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)

08.12 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

08.14 - Orlando, FL @ The Social

08.15 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

08.16 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle

08.17 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall 

[Watch] Vacationer - "Trip" (Official Video)

Philadelphia-based indie outfit Vacationer are one of the more unknown gems out there, with their debut LP Gone serving as one of the most unique and enjoyable albums of the year. If you've yet to hear what the band has to offer, hopefully the video for their song "Trip" can sway your opinion in the right direction. Biking, adventures, and tropical locales. That's what the summer is all about.

Head over to the band's official website to check out more

[News] Bombay Bicycle Club Announce Additional Tour Dates

Since the release of their third LP A Different Kind of Fix last August, London indie rock outfit Bombay Bicycle Club have been on an extensive tour across several continents, and this fall they will once again return to North America. After a massive tour circuit this summer, the band will be back on October 5th starting in Orlando, after which they will stop by major cities throughout the Southwest and West Coast. Check out their full tour itinerary after the jump. As well, after the jump, you can watch the first of three clips from the band's North American tour video diary.

Bombay Bicycle Club 2012 Tour Dates:
05/11 – The Hague, NL @ Walk the Line Festival
05/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkwg Max %
05/27 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
06/15 – Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival
06/16 – Aarhus, DK @ Northside Festival
06/22 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/23 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/24 – London, UK @ Radio 1 Hackney Weekend
06/28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/04 – Montreux, CH @ Auditorium Stravinski
07/08 – Balado, UK @ T in the Park
07/13 – Benicàssim, ES @ Benicàssim Festival
07/22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
07/24 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
07/25 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
07/26 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ^
07/27 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
07/28 – Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub *
07/30 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
07/31 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head *
08/01 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
08/03 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
08/05 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/06 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
08/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue #
08/24 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/25 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
10/05 – Orlando, FL @ The Social $
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade $
10/07 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In $
10/08 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues $
10/10 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater $
10/11 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s $
10/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom $
10/16 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues $
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater $
10/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $
10/20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $
10/21 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market $
10/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre $

% = w/ Darcys
* = w/ Plants and Animals
^ = w/Sam Roberts Band
# = w/ Hey Rosetta
$ = w/ Vacationer