VUM free cassette release performance
Friday, October 21st at 7pm

VUM's first cassette was "Strange Attractor" on Los Angeles' Living Tapes in 2009, and now they're playing Vacation Vinyl to celebrate the release of the "Night Sun" also on Living Tapes. Dreamy Keyboards and guitar melt in some sort of new-wave post punk bliss.

New Hydra Head Records releases are available IN STORE at Vacation Vinyl starting Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at 11am. Mailorder copies will be available the following Monday, October 24th at 11am depending upon availability.

Botch 'We Are The Romans' 2xLP

Super limited 2xLP color vinyl repress with jackets and inserts from the original pressing over a decade ago. Each copy includes 2xCD of the 2007 remaster with bonus tracks. Limit one per person, no exceptions. First come, first serve. Original '00 pressing poster available to first 25 customers. Available in Solid Orange/Solid Blue (ltd to 250) or Black Orange Blue Haze/White Orange Blue Haze (ltd to 200) vinyl. LIMIT ONE COPY PER CUSTOMER!

Jesu 's/t' 2xLP

2xLP repress of debut release from Justin K. Broadrick's post-Godflesh project. Original '04 pressing poster available to all customers through the store. Available in Clear Gold (ltd to 100), Brown (ltd to 300) or Black vinyl. LIMIT ONE OF EACH COLOR PER CUSTOMER!

Prurient 'Time's Arrow' LP or CS

With 'Time's Arrow' Dominick Fernow's long running project once again finds itself evolving, unfolding, and permutating. It is at once an extension of, and natural progression from, the redefining sound brought forth on Prurient's most recent full length recording, Bermuda Drain. Available in Gold (ltd to 100), Purple (ltd to 300), Black vinyl or Cassette.


Erupting forth from the filthiest ranks of the underworld, the long-awaited new album from Swedish black metal horde, CRAFT, is finally upon us!

Diehards of CRAFT’s vicious, orthodox black metal bombardment have been seething in anticipation of this album for years, their immensely praised/feared 2005-released Fuck The Universe full-length having infected the metal community on impressive new levels for this previously cult outfit. But 2011 will bring that wait to a crushing end, with the release of the band’s fourth LP, Void. Delivering a nine-track convoy of punishing black hymns over forty nine-minutes, Void does not just pick up where Fuck The Universe left off, rather it also explores some crushing new angles, as well as revisits some of CRAFT’s earlier, scathing days, and wholly channels the band’s obvious, endless hate unto the human population. (from EARSPLIT).

Vacation Vinyl will have copies available on Clear with Black Splatter vinyl.

HIGH ON FIRE / INDIAN / IT'S CASUAL ticket with purchase

Purchase any IT'S CASUAL vinyl NEW at Vacation Vinyl and get a FREE ticket to this show at the Viper Room!

PEEP AND DESTROY, October 30th

TOMMY KAT RECORDS film kickstarter

"Tommy Kat Records" is new series being developed for Internet or TV broadcast about a woman owns an independent record store and the struggles she faces in a tough economy and the digital age. The story will focus on these difficulties as well as the sort of people who love and frequent independent record stores across the country.

They're attempting to raise some funding via Kickstarter to make this project a reality. Below you can view the promotional trailer they've made:

And please visit their Kickstarter page if supporting this interests you!
PRIZEHOG free in-store
Friday, October 14th @ 7pm

For all of you hard and heavies that like it slow and low, and dig the likes of the Melvins, Harvey Milk, Boris and other slo-mo dirge merchants. But Prizehog infuse their low end assault with all manner of druggy psychedelia, warped doom pop and blurred blissed out slow-core, conjuring up a sound that pounds and pummels, drift and shimmers, grinds and churns, slipping effortlessly from bombastic Melvinsy howl and chug, to a super hooky heaviness, that reminds us of the warped Buttholes beholden noisepop of Prizehog pals Wildildlife, from a sort of bluesy, blissed out tarpit ZZ Top swing and swagger, to a dark and dolorous black hole heavy slowcore a la Codeine or True Widow, often all wound up into a single song.

Blood, Sweat + Vinyl
Music + Film Festival
15th of October in Oakland, CA

Bay Area Premiere + DVD Release Party:
Blood, Sweat + Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century
Independent documentary focusing on music labels Neurot, Hydra Head and Constellation. Featuring live footage and interviews with Neurosis, ISIS, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and many more!

Vacation Vinyl is a sponsor of this event, and will be present as a vendor.
Vacation Vinyl's own Pete Majors is featured in the interviews!

Bands Performing at Premiere:
Ides of Gemini

15 October 2011
$15 ($18 at door)
All ages

Oakland Metro Operahouse
630 3rd Street
Oakland CA. 94607

Event and Ticket Info at:

Sigur Ros - Inni
pre-order + ticket bundle!

Vacation Vinyl is taking part in an exclusive, limited pre-order/ticket bundle offer. Those pre-ordering INNI (3xLP/DVD) will receive 1 complimentary ticket to the official LA screening/premier of INNI in their town and will receive their copy of INNI on november 15th. Tickets for this pre-order promotion are limited, so you might want to act fast.

We now have old-school thick black felt slipmats with 3-color Vacation logo screenprint available both in the physical shop and on the web store! Make sure your turntable knows where those records came from!