One thing Cincinnati isn’t probably known for is dirty punk rock (no offense to Cincy Punk Fest, which is great.) That’s not to say they haven’t had their fair share of it through the years, but it has never been big enough to rival the garage rock or even pop music scene here in the Queen City. VACATION wants to change that. Or at least, they want you to know they are here and brandishing their brand of noisy punk music. And it’s not any of that Green Day sounding pop punk stuff, but instead it rips pages from the punk rock handbook written by bands like The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks.
That’s not to say the boys aren’t capable of mixing things up, dipping down with some slower tunes here and there throughout their debut album, but to be frank, it’s the high energy stuff that has me coming back for another dose. There is nothing fake about this album, no posturing or shiny objects to distract you from the music, nope, this is just straightforward punk rock, and you might really like it. The album will be available for full download, for free, very soon, but right now you will have to settle for this stream.
Once again, The Recording Label has their fingerprints on this great local release, here is the message straight from TRL.
We are very happy to present to you VACATION’s debut LP. We will be offering this up as a free download soon, but in the meantime please feel free to stream the record as many times as you would like. VACATION is going to be on the road with THE DOPAMINES during the month of August…they might be coming to your city.
August 9 – Columbus, OH @ 15th Haus w/ Slow Death, Delay
August 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Dear Landlord
August 11 – off (insub day one)
August 12 – Insubordination fest – dopamines play
August 13 – insub fest -
August 14 – Rochester,NY @ Monty’s Krown w/ Fake Boys
August 15 – Dover, NH w/ BIlly Raygun, Emilys Army
August 16 – Boston,MA @ Starlab w/ Awful Man, Dan Webb
August 17 – Brooklyn,NY @ lulus w/ nude beach, scarlet letter
August 18 – Philadelphia,PA @ The Fire w/ Junior Battles
August 19 – Baltimore @ Sidebar w/ tba
August 20 – Best Friends Day 10 @ hangin’
We will have info about pre ordering their debut LP on vinyl very soon. Mandible Records (Brooklyn) and Let’s Pretend Records (Bloomington) are getting the records pressed as we speak. Word on the street is that the test pressing sounds RAD.