Vacationer has been added to the Life Is Beautiful festival October 24, 2014. They are currently on the road on a headline tour in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album Relief ahead of their dates with St Lucia.
“The Wild Life” is getting play at KCRW. KCRW calls their album Relief “… a perfect soundtrack to summer…” while KCRW’s music blog declared it, “…a breezy, feel good pop record that I highly recommend.” You can watch the video here:
“The Wild Life”
Vacationer’s Relief, the Philadelphia group’s second LP, is clear in both title and intention. If Gone, the sunny electronic-pop act’s 2012 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.
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, and 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. 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.”
- October 20 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room – Brick+Morter Support
- October 21 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
- October 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court – Brick+Morter Support
- October 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
- October 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth at The Observatory Grounds (2:00pm)
- October 25 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah – Brick+Morter Support
- October 26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy – Brick+Morter Support
- October 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims – Brick+Morter Support
- October 29 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios – Brick+Morter Support
- October 30 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza – Brick+Morter Support
- November 1 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl – Brick+Morter Support
- 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
Visit Vacationer’s web site here: http://vacationermusic.com