Lounge Acts: Cincinnati 'grit pop' band Vacation release new LP 'Mouth Sounds #2699'

Release show Friday night at MOTR Pub


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CINCINNATI -- Formed in 2009 right here in sunny Cincinnati, Vacation is a formidable foursome bringing you a classic, grunge-influenced sound. Comprised of guitarist John Hoffman, drummer Dylan McCartney, vocalist/guitarist Jerri Queen and bassist Evan Wolff, they self-describe their sound as “grit pop.” It’s an apt description, as their sound is distinctly basement punk with just enough pop influence to keep even non-punk rockers engaged. 

Contrary to their placid name, Vacation has been working hard, churning out an impressive number of tracks and LPs over the last decade. To complement their relentless production of music, they seem to be on the road nonstop. They’re certainly no stranger to owning the stage, but they’ve opened for some pretty impressive acts as well, including The Breeders, Screaming Females, Black Lips, No Age, and more.

Their show this weekend at MOTR Pub in Over the Rhine will kick off a string of shows all over the country. It’s also the official release of their latest full-length, Mouth Sounds #2699. Produced by John Curley of Afghan Whigs fame, Noisey called the album "a breezy 26 minutes of loud, grungy rock."

For their WCPO Lounge Acts performance, the group played a couple tracks from the new album as well as a couple older favorites. 

Make sure you head to MOTR this weekend to catch them live with fellow local favorites Homemade Drugs and Virginia Creepers.

If You Go

Vacation Record Release w/Virginia Creepers and Homemade Drugs

MOTR Pub (1345 Main Street, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati)
Friday , July 27, 10 p.m.

Free; 21+
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