COMPLICATED DANCE STEPS Free In-Store Showcase

Shrouded enigma,
Kaoscillator wizard
Commands his machines

SNEAKY SNAKE
Theirs is the voice of
The forest when trees fall in
Morning light, alone

TEN STAIRS
The subtlest and most
Dignified use of trombone
Layering we know

COMPLICATED DANCE STEPS

Free In-Store Showcase
and Tape Release Party @ Vacation
Friday December 17th. 7:00pm

OFF! Free In-Store!




OFF!
Free In-Store
@ Vacation
TOMORROW!!! 7:00pm
(space is limited. Guaranteed access for those
who pre-order FIRST FOUR EPs)

Limited edition box set with cover designed by Raymond Pettibon contains four 7"s, each with an exclusive Raymond Pettibon designed sleeve, as well as a 12 page booklet with an introduction by Pettibon, exclusive photos and artwork celebrating the band and their individual legacies.

WILDILDLIFE Free In-Store and Give In To Live LP Release Party @ Vacation Friday December 10th.

WILDILDLIFE IN-STORE
WILDILDLIFE
The three members of Wildildlife (just pronounced Wildlife) are no strangers to the sensation of ridiculously overloaded senses and, as such, they have crafted an album that is evocative of such an experience for their latest full - length, Give In To Live.
Expansive melodies, epically dirgey sludge, rave ups and a huge heaping helping of good ol' brain -bending psychedelia characterize the eight songs on Give In To Live, all while not completely obfuscating the overall hum-ability or pop sensibilities of this wildly experimental rock band. Wildildlife has been tagged with many genres - Heavy Metal, Shoegaze, Stoner, Doom, Drone, Noise - those can only hint at the greater aesthetic they have developed. Their genre traversing efforts are most assuredly studied amalgams showcasing the band's multi-instrumental training with each band member's individual and broad tastes.

Free In-Store
and Give In To Live LP Release Party
@ Vacation
Friday December 10th. 7:00pm


Free In-Store
and Give In To Live LP Release Party
@ Vacation
Friday December 10th. 7:00pm

PORTERHOUSE Christmas Party: EXENE in-store @ Vacation Vinyl











The Entire PORTERHOUSE vinyl catalog is available
@ Vacation Vinyl with special sale priced bundles
through December.











Also, The Canters Truck will be in attendance!
The PORTERHOUSE Christmas Party
@ Vacation Vinyl
Friday Dec 3rd, Starting at 7pm!

HYDRA HEAD FRIDAY!



HYDRA HEAD FRIDAY
DAUGHTERS "s/t" LP in
Diarrheainbow (Vacation Color), Baby Blu and Black
CAVE IN "Anomalies Vol. 1" LP in White (Vacation Color) and Black
HARVEY MILK "Harvey Milk" 2xLP in Black Cherry (Vacation/Hydra Head Color), Seafoam and Black


Free with purchase (while supplies last!!) full art CDs. Also, free with purchase (also,while supplies last!) a remarkably nice selection of Hydra Head goodies like CDs, pins, coasters, and posters from a remarkably nice selection of Hydra Head recording artists.

DUSTIN WONG free in-store Nov 12th 4pm



DUSTIN WONG
  • Free In-Store
    @ Vacation
    Friday November 19th. 4:00pm

  • "I remember a family trip with a destination that I can’t remember. “Easy Rider” was playing on the airplane through the tiny video monitors. I listened to Jack Nicholson’s character talk about aliens in outer space living as individuals, being their own leaders, completely independent from everything. It blew me away. I made a vow that I will become my own leader and, since I can’t explore outer space, I will explore my inner space."


DUSTIN WONG
Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Friday November 12th. 4:00pm

GESTAPO KHAZI Free IN-STORE Nov 12th




GESTAPO KHAZI
  • Free In-Store
    @ Vacation
    Friday November 12th. 7:00pm

  • Slithering out of Long Beach, CA. comes the most definitive band shaping the world of hardcore, punk, surf, rockabilly and country. Lighting the modern music landscape on fire using the mythology of the Southwest with sounds of hot lust, old time shoot outs, bleached skulls, and modern people movers.


GESTAPO KHAZI
Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Friday November 12th. 7:00pm
Thanks to:
ERADICATOR

ADAI Free In-Store Nov 9th 7pm
















ADAI
Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Tuesday November 9th. 7:00pm

  • Seriously, how can a two-piece band be so fucking massive sounding?

JESU - HEART ACHE & DETHRONED 2xLP























Jesu
Heart Ache & Dethroned 2xLP
heart ache & dethroned. 68 minutes of unreleased new/early Jesu on two CD's or two LPs, including the band's lost 2004 EP, Dethroned. There are few artists operating at the fringes of popular music today whose sound has not been in some way or another informed or shaped by the works of Justin K Broadrick.

AVAILABLE at Vacation Vinyl starting Wednesday Nov 10th

2xLP Specs:
- 5-color tip-on gatefold jacket with high gloss coat and interior black printing.
- First pressing of 2000 units on 5 colors of 180g vinyl (black, clear, white, clear light pink, grey).
- Vacation Vinyl's exclusive color is clear vinyl (ltd to 100)

2xCD will also be available in store starting on the 16th

NORTH free in-store Monday Nov 8th


  • NORTH

    Free In-Store
    @ Vacation
    Monday November 8th. 7:00pm

  • The southwest is a vast desert, pitch black at night and void of most life. It is this environment that birthed North. Based out of Tucson/Phoenix area of Arizona, North is a dark and aggressive metal band that balances the experimental flare of post-rock with the heaviness and gloom of sludge metal.

JASON SIMON (Dead Meadow) In-Store Oct 27th


















JASON SIMON
(DEAD MEADOW)
Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Wednesday October 27th. 7:00pm

Jason Simon, best known for his work as the guitarist and singer for the seminal heavy psych band known as Dead Meadow, releases his first solo record(Tee Pee Records). It is a stripped down and intimate record filled with intricate guitar work and poignant well-thought lyrics. Some songs are filled with dark brooding drones. Others songs leisurely carry the listener down meandering rivers as they slowly develop in their own unhurried way. There are slight shades of Bert Jansch, Leonard Cohen, Sandy Bull, and Townes Van Zandt but only shades as it is most certainly its own thing. It is a record to remind the listener that heavy does not come from loud distortion and huge drums but comes from the depth within the song itself.


JASON SIMON
Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Wednesday October 27th. 7:00pm
Thanks to:

GHASTLY CITY SLEEP In-Store Tuesday Oct 19th























GHASTLY CITY SLEEP
Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Tuesday October 19th. 7:00pm

GHASTLY CITY SLEEP is one of those bands where the timeless adage “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” comes to mind. It’s fundamentally pointless, especially when it comes to a band like this. Reams of paper could be written up and they still wouldn’t encapsulate the dense, lush, and often subtle textures that comprise this Brooklyn quartet’s true sound. A precursory scan of Google results might produce comparisons to MOGWAI or a “heavier” RADIOHEAD, as if it were easy to pin down...

Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Tuesday October 19th. 7:00pm

Thanks to:

KIT In-Store Oct 15th


















KIT
Free In-Store/Record Release Party for the
NEW
Invocation LP
@ Vacation
Friday October 15th. 7:30pm

KIT is a super-melodic experimental rock band mainly from Los Angeles, California. They were recently described by Rob Barber of High Places as “a strange intersection where Void meet Incredible String Band”, and this gives some insight into their wonderful muddling of genres. They play fast, short and defiant songs that mess with the ideas of pop music and wayward punk. Maybe they'll start off playing a song straight - sweetness and light abounds - but before you know it everything gets flipped on its head and chased into damaged terrain. KIT songs can typically embrace hardcore rush, pop verse, jagged noise and cheer rally, all within the same moment - nothing but raw energy and instinctive songwriting holding it all together.

KIT
Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Friday October 15th. 7:30pm

MOUNT CARMEL - Free In-Store Thurs Sep 30th 7pm























MOUNT CARMEL
Free In-Store @ Vacation
Thursday September 30th. 7pm

The trio of Matthew Reed, Patrick Reed and Kevin Shubak--heretofore known as Mount Carmel--hails from Columbus, Ohio, but if you're expecting lo-fi, greaser's palace pop a la Psychedelic Horseshit or Times New Viking, think again. Mount Carmel is a straight-up blues rock power trio. And by straight-up we mean sans revisionist three-dollar currency, Sub Pop grunge hybridization or ironic posturing. These guys have been weened on a diet almost steadfastly consisting of British blues/rock innovators: Peter Green-era Bluesbreakers, Cream and Ten Years After are immediately recognizable in their sound (in fact, the latter's "Hear Me Calling" is covered on here). This isn't a lark or something these guys are doing between noise projects--it's their life. Good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, plain and simple. Some folks never made time for punk, just like you've always snubbed your nose at the drum solo. Hard to believe, right? But just because you didn't live through it the first time doesn't mean you're not doomed to repeat it. The piquancy of '70s-era redbud fusing with the aroma of banana- (or strawberry-) scented paper burning and hanging in the air, the sweet cascade of Ripple hitting the back of your throat, the blurry exotica of Rorer's ubiquitous 714... it's all here, undeniably, unpretentiously and unwittingly realized. In fact, their sound is so genuine, you'll swear you were dead! Or at the very least unborn. Dig it.

MOUNT CARMEL Free In-Store
@ Vacation
Thursday September 30th. 7pm
Thanks to
SILTBREEZE
and Colt 45

TONIGHT: DJ Tonearm @ Vacation Wed Sep 22nd.























TONIGHT!
DJ Tonearm from the
VERY BE CAREFUL show
@ the FIVE STAR BAR will be spinning records
@ Vacation
on Wed. the 22nd from 7-9pm

WHITE HILLS - In-Store Sun Sep 26th 4pm


















WHITE HILLS
Free In-Store @ Vacation
Sunday September 26th. 4pm

A label like "space-rock" deserves music that's as nuanced and limitless-feeling as space, and space-rock deserves a band like White Hills. Not only do they add urgency to familiar psychedelic rock templates, but they pay just as close attention to the quiet moments as the raging ones-- each track on their self-titled Thrill Jockey debut displays a careful layering of sounds and atmospheres. - Pitchfork

WHITE HILLS
Free In-Store @ Vacation
Sunday September 26th. 4pm
Thanks to
THRILL JOCKEY
and Colt 45




TORCHE: SONGS FOR SINGLES LP/CD Pre-Order!


Starting today, and running while supplies last, you can step into the lovely new Vacation Vinyl store to pre-order
Torche's new CD/LP, Songs For Singles!

The album is available for pre-order on both CD and LP. The LP version comes in 5 colors as listed below. The most limited color (which should be 'teal' but we'll have to just wait and see how it comes out) is practically exclusive to Vacation Vinyl and is currently not available for order anywhere else.

This is a one-per-custumer, first-come-first-serve sorta deal, and is available to in-store customers only. You are welcome to order one copy of each color while supplies last…
just not two of each color.

And if that were not exciting enough, there's more! When you stop by to pre-order the new album, please enter your name to win a test press copy of Songs For Singles.*

Vacation Vinyl has moved to Los Angeles' Sunset Junction!
We are no located at 3815 W Sunset Blvd, LA, CA 90026.


*No purchase necessary. Just come in and put your name on a ballot. It's that easy. There are two test presses to win, so you got a decent shot. Go for it. Get it done.

NIGHT HORSE IN-STORE Friday Aug 20th

NEXT FREE IN-STORE
FRIDAY AUGUST 20th



Night Horse exploded on to the Los Angeles rock scene in 2008, playing their first live show ever, while mixing their debut EP The Dark Wont Hide You for Tee Pee Records. Since then, Night Horse has caught the ears and eyes of critics and fans alike with their unique ability to blend the classic sounds of hard rock and blues music with a much needed breath of contemporary fresh air. “If Sonic Youth had been immersed in an ocean of Allman Brothers inspiration, or Soundgarden had been steeped in late 60s Fleetwood Mac, then they might have turned out something like this. Night Horse take traditional blues-rock, spark it up with riotously noisy flashes and drag the rhythms through an early-90s grunge experience. Moreover, they’re cohesive, charismatic and compelling.”

Night Horse return with their highly anticipated sophomore effort Perdition Hymns, produced and mixed by Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon, The Sword). Perdition Hymns is a patent demonstration of a group that has quickly become a well-refined song-writing machine. The band has chiseled the six-minute jam style songwriting of The Dark Wont Hide You into the hook-laden gems that comprise Perdition Hymns; with riff driven catchiness and soaring melodies that stick.

FREE IN-STORE @
VACATION
(NEW LOCATION!)
3815 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
THIS FRIDAY AUG 20th
7pm

NEXT FREE IN-STORE Monday Aug 9th: NAILS + BLACK BREATH

NEXT FREE IN-STORE
MONDAY AUGUST 9th
LIVE SOUTHERN LORD SHOWCASE w/
+
+

BXI
(Boris + Ian Astbury)
Listening Party
+
DJ Set by GREG ANDERSON
- SUN))) + GOATSNAKE -

Monday August 9th 7pm
at the NEW Vacation Vinyl Location:
3815 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(In The Sunset Junction next to Secret Headquarters)

SCION METAL w/ IRON AGE. F*CK the FACTS. FIGHT AMP

The SCION METAL RSVP LIST is now open at Vacation.
Limited spaces available for guaranteed entry.
Come in. Sign up. You are all set.

Sunday Aug 15th
IRON AGE
F*CK the FACTS
FIGHT AMP

@
The ROXY
9009 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood 90069

SCION

VACATION MOVING ALERT

Yes! The move is on.
We think Vacation will be a bit of a mess on Friday the 30th
but feel free to stop by either location as we get this move under way bright and early.
Consider us open during the move.
Any question give a call to Vacation @ 323.666.2111
or SHQ (next to the new Vacation Location) @ 323.666.2228

ROSETTA Free In-Store Friday July 23rd

NEXT FREE IN-STORE:
FRIDAY JULY 23rd

ROSETTA
Friday July 23rd 7pm
CINDER
Rosetta is a democratic collective, and writes and performs as a unit. It formed in June 2003. Its members are: Michael Armine, David Grossman, Bruce McMurtrie Jr., and James Matthew Weed.

"Metal for astronauts": not meaning a programmatic soundtrack to spaceflight itself, but more a sonic expression that might be found especially enjoyable by the particular type of person whose occupation or preoccupation has taken them -- physically or metaphysically -- out of the Earth's atmosphere. The Galilean Satellites is about one such space man.

We oppose the "music industry" and its exploitative treatment of unsuspecting artists. DIY is an ethic that works. We oppose "music criticism" and hype-filled magazines that set themselves up as arbiters of taste. We support grindcore. We support Paul Stanley. We oppose silly names for musical microgenres that begin with "post-". We oppose artwork composed of dead trees, flaming skulls, or dead naked women. We support symbolic exchange and the existence and pursuit of real Meaning.
Colt45 Sponsored

SHOW CHECK: LA APPROVED

EVENT: LA Approved
DATE: Sunday July 18th
LOCATION: Melody Bar & Grill
(across from In N' Out Burger at the foot of LAX Runway #24R)
COST: Free
PERFORMANCES FROM:
Signals, Dunes, Pity Party, Foot Village, Future Ghost,
Manhattan Murder Mystery, Kissing Cousins and Monstro

TIME: 1PM-10PM

OTHER: All Ages, Part of the LA Record 100 Festival, Outdoor Show, Colt 45 Drink Special, Limited to capacity

MOBILE STORE AND ALBUM SELECTIONS IN BETWEEN BANDS FROM:
VACATION VINYL
INDOOR KXLU DJ STAGE
SYNCH SPACE TABLE

EVENT PARTNERS:
Origami Vinyl, Vacation Vinyl, Hello My Name Is Records, L.A. Record, Ovrcast Collective, Yab Yum, KXLU, Death & Taxes, Synchronicity Space, Hang The DJs and Vlad the Retailer

CINDER CONE in-store Friday July 2nd



CINDER CONE
In-Store + 7" Record Release Party
THIS FRIDAY July 2nd @ 7pm

Cinder Cone, a two-piece minimalist rock outfit from Los Angeles, emit a thunderous sound. Anyone can attest to this if they have attended a Cinder Cone show, listened to the band’s releases, or even heard a rumbling somewhere near a downtown practice space on the banks of the great LA River. Only two members comprise the band: David plays drums, and Anthony plays guitar and throat. They do not use keyboards, laptops, or any other technical wizardry to create their sound. Their full sound of octopus drumming and innovative fretwork weave together to place the listener on a propulsive freeway one minute only to drop them off in a placid field the next, capping off the journey with an earthquake of drum rolls and electric precision.



Colt45 Sponsored

MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY in-store + 7" Release Party

MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY
In-Store + 7" Record Release Party
Tuesday June 22nd @ 7pm

"every Manhattan Murder Mystery show is like a battle royal. A wonderful, scummy battle royal." -Radio Free Silverlake

"they're a band who sound like The Cult after a few shots of whiskey"-LA CityBeat

"rock ‘n’ roll animals."- L.A. Record

+
These guys will be here too:
Colt45 Sponsored

Pete DJ's with the Origami boys TONIGHT!

Vacation's PETE will be spinning records with the Origami guys TONIGHT! Get to it!

Origami Vinyl Presents POST- tonight at The Griffin with Special Guest DJ Pete from Vacation Vinyl! Sean, Neil and Pete will be bringing you our favorite LPs and 45s from Post-Punk, Post-Rock, Post-Hardcore, and Post-Metal.

Here are the deets:
Origami Vinyl Presents POST-
@ The Griffin in Atwater Village :: 3000 Los Feliz Blvd
10pm 'til 2am :: 21 + :: FREE
Every Monday Night

CITY of PROGRESS in-store Fri June 18th


CITY of PROGRESS
In-Store + Record Release Party
Friday June 18th @ 7pm

They came from all over.
Some with guitars, or dreams of guitars. Others with
banjos, and dreams of casiotones. They emerged from
the concrete wilds of New Jersey, the salty mists of
the Great Northwest, and the piss and vinegar quahog
country of erce little Rhode Island. They came . . .
they progressed . . . to that great sprawl of glimmer
and grime that is the city of Los Angeles. And they
liked it there. So they formed a band.
A roll call of Human Machines: John Nixon lead gui-
tar, drums, harmonies, tight pants; Max \The Ham-
mer" Berkelhammer drums, keys, banjo, dendrochronol-
ogy; Richie Parmerter bassist, synth-man, cutie-pie;
Byron Kahr guitar, vocals, songwriter, totally legit.
These are the disparate elements that form the City of
Progress. They are a band of men, who make music
for both men and women. It is warm. It is jagged.
It is (despite the profound inuence of Austrian-avant
gardist, Karl Anton Fleck), distinctly American music.
The good kind. The Gram Parsons kind.
Not the Toby Keith kind.

-Alex Johnston

+
These guys will be here too:
Colt45 Sponsored

SHOW CHECK: HARASSOR

Vacation's Pete Majors band:
HARASSOR
are on a three night tour of Los Angeles:
Friday June 11th @ Relax Bar w/ Bloody Panda
Saturday June 12th @ Mountain Bar w/ Crom
Monday June 14 @ The Smell w/ Thou

SCION Metal Show Guarantee List NOW open!

FREE SCION METAL SHOW
YOB
and
ACRASSICAUDA
Thur June 10th
@ The Roxy
9009 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90069

Guarantee your space by signing up @ Vacation Vinyl
Space is limited!

SCION

TONETTA Record Release and Performance May 29th


THIS Sat May 29th 6:30pm

TONETTA
RECORD RELEASE PARTY
and
SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE
WITH DJ SET BY THE GROWLERS

Show Check

One of my favorites:
CASS McCOMBS
FOREIGN BORN
+ BOYS LIKE US
Performing with
The Calder Quartet
May 21st @ The Highlands
104 N. Ave 56 Highland Park
$15 - 8pm - BYOB
Tickets available here, at Vacation Vinyl and Origami Vinyl

SHOW CHECK

The BABIES + WHITE FENCE
May 22nd
724 Robinson St. Silverlake
$5 - 8pm
BYOB
RSVP it Up!

CONVERGE Tickets now on sale at Vacation

FYF & Goldenvoice Present

Tuesday, May 18th

CONVERGE

Coalesce

GAZA

Lewd Acts

Black Breath

@ the El Rey

5515 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

-7:00pm-

Tickets on sale at Vacation $19 (cash please)