Some time last year, DJ Dan Wilcox was filling in for Jason Bentley as host of Morning Becomes Eclectic and he played a song that prompted me to run down the hallway and find out what it was – it was “Trip” by Vacationer and I begged him to send me the MP3. It felt like an aural escape in the form of dream pop (not surprising, given the band name). It felt like somewhere I wanted to be, where I could release all my cares in the world and just sink into the song.
“Be With You”, Jason’s current favorite, is the same way, but it takes you to a different tropical island, evoking feelings of joy, warmth, and – the best one of all – being in love.
Vacationer’s music is a sonic grab bag of sounds – the chirps of birds, whistles and other random