Vacation Manor and Night Traveler

Sunday, October 17
Doors: 7pm : Show: 8pm
$15 Day Of : $18

Much like photos, songs enable us to relive the most special moments of our lives. Thumbing through the pages of a scrapbook or scrolling through your phone resembles dropping the needle on your favorite record or scouring a playlist. In similar fashion, Vacation Manor crystallize those moments and memories in the echoes of shimmering guitars, glistening keys, upbeat sunny grooves, and iridescent melodies. On their 2021 self-titled full-length debut, Vacation Manor [Nettwerk], the Virginia duo—Nathan Towles [vocals, guitar] and Cole Young [drums]—stitch together shared and personal experiences in a patchwork of vibrant and vivid alternative anthems.

“To us, the album feels like looking at photos on your phone from the last few years,” says Nathan. “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.”

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. During 2020, they teased out the album with the Thoughts In Progress, Pt. 1 EP—comprising four songs from the upcoming full-length. Garnering critical acclaim, Atwood Magazine applauded it as “another installment of what Vacation Manor does best – creating songs laden with earworm lyrics and bright sounds.” Over the past two years, they carefully architected this body of work. Vacation Manor retreated to Joshua Tree to record with producer Charlie Stavish before making intermittent trips back and forth to Nashville from February 2020 through September 2020 where they worked with Kyle Cummings.

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While drawing comparisons to bands like the “War on Drugs” and “The Paper Kites”, the alternative/rock duo’s emotive sound is uniquely their own. The band emerged in 2018 with their first single “1984” causing instant buzz with tastemakers and followed with a stellar debut EP entitled “Vol. 1” in 2019. These early releases drew praise from industry standouts such as LANY and Noah Gundersen which spurred the band to embark on their first national tour in 2019 with Vacation Manor, playing the major cities down the US east coast.

Powered by their first national tour and early releases, the band began to grow organically, finding resonance through their late-night, timeless sounds with fans both in the US and internationally. Upon seeing the undeniable growth of a true fan base, the independent duo spent the following year writing and recording their debut album with producer Nick Box in a lake house turned studio. They continued to evolve sonically throughout the recording of the album, and ended up with a record that they believe will stand the test of time. The first single from the album, “I Still Love You”, captured the attention of listeners globally as it amassed over 2.5 million views over a few short months and expanded their listener base to 50,000+ YouTube subscribers and 20,000+ Spotify followers.

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