Philly Favorite Vacationer Comes To Union Transfer 11/26
Philadelphia natives’ Vacationer are playing at Union Transfer in support of their second studio album, Relief, on November 26th.
Relief is clear in both title and intention. If Gone, the band’s 2012 sunny electronic-pop debut, was about escape – whether through travel, photography, or toasted sonic bliss – Relief unspools the strings of our wound-up existence with a cinematic wallop of positivity-oozing pop.
As a collaboration between Kenny Vasoli and Body Language’s Matthew Young and Grant Wheeler, Vacationer returns tighter and more powerful after spending the last two years touring with groups like Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Naked And Famous, Tennis, Niki And The Dove, as well as making numerous festival appearances.
“Playing so many shows is probably our biggest influence on this album,” says Vasoli. “Being out there every night with our wonderful fans and on the road everyday with Matt making beats next to me led to a deeper, more immediate energy in our music.”
Relief, which was primarily recorded at Body Language’s Landau Audio Design (LAD) studio in Brooklyn over the last year, is Vacationer gone widescreen. The kaleidoscopic, sampledelic world that intoxicated fans on original singles like “Trip” is still there, but the orchestration has become more muscular and expansive. The lead single“The Wild Life” mixes the influence of The Beach Boys, J. Dilla, and LCD Soundsystem into a sonic mai tai. Animal Collective meets Hollywood’s golden age on “Heavenly,” while “Paradise Waiting” catapults the soulful chop of De La Soul into a club-ready summer anthem.
“Whether through love, exploration or relaxing, we all strive for relief,” says Vasoli. “It’s just a quick flip-of-the-switch away and think it’s good to be reminded of that.”
You can get your hands on the new album here.
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Be sure not to miss Vacationer’s other tour dates.
November 4 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room w/St. Lucia
November 5 – Calgary, AB @ The Republik w/St. Lucia
November 7 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret w/St. Lucia
November 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/St. Lucia
November 10 – Chicago, IL @ Metro w/St. Lucia
November 11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro w/St. Lucia
November 12 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom w/St. Lucia
November 14 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall w/St. Lucia
November 15 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow w/St. Lucia
November 16 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse – Brick+Morter Support
November 17 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair – Brick+Morter Support
November 26 – Philadelphia @ Union Transfer – With Bleachers