photo manipulation by nacrowe
over a year ago when we were in the planning stages of what later became our OFF THE M series of live performance videos at the TRANS PECOS and MARKET HOTEL venues in NYC, we were looking for possible artists to showcase. bay area INDIE band NO VACATION was the first band that i straight away wanted to film after listening through their complete recorded output.
as mentioned before, my senior year of high school i moved from KUWAIT to SACRAMENTO to live with a distant relative in the aftermath of 9/11. by far the weirdest moment i had that year was going to a graduation party where there were videos playing of memories going back to elementary school. none of it had anything to do with me. THAT is the vibe i get from NO VACATION. their atmospheric brand of dream pop is a hazy mix of reverb drenched feedback and single-note passages that sounds nostalgic or yearning for some time gone by that i cannot discern. like a bittersweet memory.
oh yeah, they rejected our invitation to be a part of the series. no matter, i still love their catalogue and look forward to their next release. check them out.