Album Review: Vacationer’s Relief
Today I got the opportunity to listen to Vacationer‘s new album Relief and I was totally blown away. The Nu-Hula group from Philadelphia, PA consists of Kenny Vasoli (who you may know from The Starting Line), Matthew Young, Ryan Zimmaro, Michael Mullin, and Greg Altman. After releasing their first amazing album Gone in 2012, they have spent the past two years touring and composing their new album and the time gap was totally worth it.
Relief has a dreamy, good vibes sound that has influences from other amazing artists but at the same time creates such a unique sound you can’t compare to anything else. When listening to the album I was reminded of Sublime, The Zodiacs, and many more. It also had many blues and soul music melodies to it. I truly enjoyed the whole album but i narrowed down my top three favorite songs.
The Wild Life: This is their big single off the album and for good reason. This is the perfect Summer song, whether your listening to it sipping out of a coconut on the beach or in the winter wishing for summer again. The beat is so uplifiting you can help but want to move and the lyrics and awesome vocals compliment it perfectly.
Stay: This song totally made me feel like I time traveled back to the 50’s and I loved it! it has such a smooth melody and the vocals are amazing. It’s perfect to listen to after a long stressful day.
Parallels: This is deffenitly one of the most unique songs on the album. It’s so dynamic and has a lot of different layers to it that you can listen to it over and over again and never get bored of it. Definitely one of the top songs on the album.
Relief is on sale now so be sure to get a copy and catch Vacationer on one of their tour dates listed below!
September 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live w/Fitz & the Tantrums
September 29 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern – Brick+Morter Support
September 30 – Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel – Brick+Morter Support
October 1 – New Haven, CT @ BAR – Brick+Morter Support
October 2 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom – Brick+Morter Support
October 4 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall / Downtown Festival October 19 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo – Brick+Morter Support
October 20 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room – Brick+Morter Support
October 21 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
October 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court – Brick+Morter Support
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