VACATION: Self-titled: LP

Nov 18, 2011

Intriguing new release from this Ohio trio. Although I dug their Smiths cover that they did live when I saw them (and dedicated to Mikey Erg, no less), it is their original material that is drawing me into the hubbub. Some songs veer into lo-fi, but not so much as to be annoying. Great song titles like “Columbus Is Not a Hero,” and “Cop Knock,” for example. These guys toured with The Dopamines last time around. So if they didn’t bring it, they would have been sitting at home looking for spare change underneath their couch cushions. Not that they don’t do that on their off days, but you get my drift. Give this a spin. Something will tug at your eardrums in a pleasant fashion.

 –koepenick (Mandible)