Genre popularity ebbs and flows and I suppose you could even call those ebbs and flows fads. Folk punk. HWM-inspired FL beard punk. Bands called Dis-something. It’s not to say there aren’t still really good bands, even new bands, in these genres, but it becomes hard to separate the wheat from the chaff with gluts of bands mining the same sounds. Vacation Club is good at what they do. Fuzzy, nasally, ‘60s-influenced punk. New Swears minus the party. “In My Eyes” sounds great on a homemade comp or a podcast. However, I see Vacation Club getting lost in the Burger revolution wave. I’m gonna go listen to Audacity.
–Matt Seward (Magnetic South)