Vacationer have shared the worldwide release of their visually stunning video for single, ‘Trip.’ The video was shot on Oahu’s North Shore by surf cult cinematographer Dave Homcy.
Vacationer teamed up with Lomography, the international community dedicated to analogue photography, for the filming, the first partnership of this kind. The video was shot on Lomography’s old school-esque LomoKino 35mm movie camera.
“The LomoKino cameras that we used to film this played a huge role in this video. Its character played a major role in the final cut. The visual effect of modern footage captured by analog means complement the essence of our musical production. Warm, choppy, and vibrant are all adjectives I’d use to describe the LomoKino’s developed film, they are also words I would hope people use to describe Vacationer music. The marriage of the two makes total sense to me. I hope everyone enjoys this,” says lead singer Kenny Vasoli.
Having formed as recently as May 2011, Vacationer have worked fast in penning their stunning debut; a heady non-genre defining mix of ‘60s harmonies, mesmerizing beats and trip-hop dreamscapes.
For Vacationer; who are Kenny Vasoli (vocals, bass), Greg Altman (guitar), Michael Mullin (vibraphone, keys, and trigger finger) and Ryan Zimmaro (drums); the vision behind creating ‘Gone’ was to act to the listener as an audio postcard, taking each listener far away from their daily life through their rich sonic arrangements and specific brand of epic chilled out pop.
Vocalist and bassist Vasoli has been involved in many musical projects since his teens (most notably The Starting Line), but it was in forming Vacationer that his experimental style fully took shape . Writing alongside Body Language members Matthew Young and Grant Wheeler, the two producers encouraged and exposed Vasoli to a variety of electronic sub-genres including house, dub-step and trip-hop. With an increased knowledge, and a previous in-built love of guitar-based artists like Beach House and The Radio Dept, Vacationer’s signature warm tropicali sound was born.
The band will tour the US with Bombay Bicycle Club this Autumn, with live dates for the UK announced later this year.
The debut album, ‘Gone’ is out now through Downtown Records.