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The Vacation


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Los Angeles-based quartet the Vacation pour their blood, sweat, and beer into their rock n’ roll, “glue together Detroit scuzz, hook-y retro punk à la the Damned and shout-along glam choruses” (Rolling Stone). Identical twins Ben and Steve Tegel (vocals and guitar, respectively), Eric “Dutch” Suoninen (bass), and Denny Weston, Jr. (drums) first got noticed playing at local dive bar the Kibitz Room, formerly ground zero for fellow L.A. bands Guns ‘n Roses and the Wallflowers. This led to a UK tour and a spot playing at the Reading & Leeds festivals to crowds of thousands.

Soon after, they released their first album, produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Supergrass). “There are glimmers of everything from classic-rock guitar heroics to metal swagger in the swirl of ripped-jeans grooves on the Vacation’s debut, Band From World War Zero” (SPIN). Britain’s NME hailed it as “a menagerie of musical wonder that you could dance, fuck or drink to” and compared the band’s approach to “Keith Richards or Iggy Pop slapping his meaty cock across Marc Bolan’s pasty face.” Even the BBC raved about the LP’s “well-oiled animal magnetism” and called The Vacation “stadium-size entertainers.”

The boys got the attention of Rick Rubin who signed the band to his label, American Recordings, where the album was remastered, resequenced, and re-released as The Vacation. After touring the U.S., Canada, and the UK with bands such as the Living Things, Diamond Nights, the Rock ‘n Roll Soldiers, the Willowz, Alice Cooper, and the Shys, the Vacation have been back in Los Angeles recording the future of rock n’roll.


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  • adrem63

    I need more songs!

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Septacle

    Easier than the last.. not as emotional at all

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • CesarPaulo

    similar to: all from NFSU2 soundtrack

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • AnatoliyAxenov

    47 993 прослушивания! Хули тут так мало? White Noise <3

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Jaked00d

    I've been looking all over for White Noise, but I can't find a place to download/buy it. Help? :)

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Gipsy_Kings

    i really like the song "I'm no good" but if u're true to yourselfe than u have to realize that it's the only really running song by the vacation. i hope those band members will read this anytime cause i would do a change at their position. in my opinion the singer should found a new band he got that potental but in a bit different music way: screamo/ post-punk or screamo/ numetal. his voice is like made for that! or if the idea with the new band sounds bad then should the whole vacation turn to those said genres. at the moment the instrument parts are mostly boring it sounds like there is another one instrument missed. or the drum set and also a bit the guitar: play something more difficult like louder and more detailed solos and so on. and a background singer wouldn't also be worse. sry it's just my meaning but you would run then! ;)

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Gipsy_Kings

    just wanna say that u can load "get used" legal from trueAnthem the link is aviable on myspace music site

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • sTreamx-NV

    not even a one place to buy their album, same with downloading...

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Sevenchappels

    FUCK I can't get anything of them in anywhere >.< !!!!!

    19 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Kapeusz

    I can't get their music anywhere : (

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • polly_banks

    they're cool!!

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • That70sGirl

    New album, Get Used, available now!

    21 May 2008 Reply

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