Put Your Records On: Vacationer

Alexa Viscardi February 27, 2013 0

I don’t know about you, but I need a vacation. With spring break right around the corner, what better band to feature than Vacationer, whose gentle island beats invite you to close your eyes and imagine you’re on the beach, relaxed as can be. With songs that revolve around summer holidays, Philadelphia-based band Vacationer wants to give you the soundtrack to your kick-back session.
Multi-instrumentalist and lead singer of Vacationer Kenny Vasoli, a graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School, started Vacationer as an experiment in music after taking a break from the well-known band The Starting Line. Vasoli’s musical experience also includes playing bass for Motion City Soundtrack and Saves the Day.
Vacationer’s sound is similar to that of Walk the Moon or Vampire Weekend in their carefree approach to every track. Songs “Trip,” “Everyone Knows” and “Summer’s End,” remind me of summers spent with friends: whole days of being outside, playing volleyball or Frisbee in the yard and then sitting around the fire pit at night making s’mores and telling jokes about that one time when so-and-so did that one thing that was so funny.
Vacationer’s first full-length album, “Gone,” was released in March 2012, and the band is currently on tour. Perhaps Vacationer will be making a stop in your town this summer, but until then, I’ll be jamming out to their album and looking forward to brighter — and warmer — days ahead.

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