Vacation Manor Release Soundtrack Of Summer With Debut Album, Out Today
June 11, 2021 BY Nettwerk
“Vacation Manor delivers pure magic on summery self-titled debut” — Variance
“Vacation Manor’s jangling pop sound is reminiscent of some of the best of ’80s and ’90s alternative, calling to mind Johnny Marr’s guitar atmospherics for the Smiths.” – RIFF Magazine
“exceedingly authentic, catchy, and honest…songs laden with earworm lyrics and bright sounds.” – Atwood
“bright and dreamy pop-rock stunner” – Mystic Sons
“Their unique style encompasses a melodic soundscape of lavishing guitar tones and tranquilizing rhythms.” – Uranium Waves
Today, Virginia-based indie pop/rock duo Vacation Manor —Nathan Towles and Cole Young—release their anticipated, self-titled debut full length album, which sees them stitch together shared and personal experiences in a patchwork of vibrant and vivid alternative anthems wrapped in shimmering guitars, glistening keys, upbeat sunny grooves, and iridescent melodies. Listen to Vacation Manor HERE.
They will celebrate with a full band concert premiering on their YouTube channel on June 12th at 3pm and 8pm ET.
The pair also recently release a music video for their song “Can’t Run Forever.”
Speaking about the album, the band says, “To us, the album feels like looking at photos on your phone from the last few years. The music is very experiential. We believe songs are like lifeboats. You use them to get back to shore again. Once you’re there, the song is for whoever needs it next.”
Dive into Vacation Manor with American Songwriter’s exclusive track-by-track HERE
Vacation Manor continue to sail those lifeboats back and forth. In 2016, they introduced themselves via the debut Girl, Say EP followed by Everything I Can’t Say Out Loud two years later. Racking up over 35 million streams, they continued to entrance and engage listeners. Over the past two years, they carefully architected this new body of work, retreating to Joshua Tree to record with producer Charlie Stavish before making intermittent trips back and forth to Nashville where they worked with Kyle Cummings.
“If you listen to the whole record, I hope it’s like watching a movie you relate to,” Cole leaves off. “It encompasses our personal tastes and experiences.”
“It’s a culmination of the last seven years, because we started as a garage band and ended up making a record we’re really proud of,” Nathan agrees. “I’m excited to relive all of the things that led us to make this. It’s Vacation Manor.”