SURPRISE VACATION: Self-titled: 7”

Nov 13, 2013

The cover for this record is a total throwback to day-glow side of the eighties. Which could be part of why I’m reminded of bands like the Simpletones and the Crowd when I listen to this record. Edward Colver took the photos for this release, which makes sense. Surprise Vacation has a poppy beach punk sound. Song titles like “Drive” and Head Over Heels” let you know that these boys are in it for fun. This is a feel good, summer, punk rock single, complete with handclaps and “whoa’s.”

 –Ryan Nichols (Bad Touch)