Heavenly Beat and Vacationer

Last Thursday, Sasha and I went to see Vacationer and Heavenly Beat at Lee’s Palace. I said hi to John Peña, the ex-bassist from Beach Fossils and total dreamboat behind Heavenly Beat. I was able to snag a pressing of Prominence (October 2013 on Captured Tracks). I’m very excited to play it on my new record player when it arrives in the mail (I’m having it delivered to work because I don’t trust the drug lords who live next door).

Hellogoodbye was originally slated as the second opener, but ended up swapping with Vacationer to finish the evening. I was actually kind of glad because it meant that I could leave early. I haven’t been into that SoCal pop-punk vibe since 2007 (RIP †). Sorry guys, but I already deleted all your singles off my iTunes.

The crowd was full of awkward white people dancing like fat, suburban moms who just scored a sick deal on a new high-efficiency vacuum at Costco, which was extremely entertaining to watch if you don’t have a moral compass (like me). In defense of suburban moms, the square footage of their houses is much larger and a good vacuum is hard to find.

Enjoy these tracks, I’m going to bed.

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Check out Vacationer’s brand new single The Wild LIfe from their upcoming LP Relief (out June 24th via Downtown Records).

This one’s old, but I don’t care. I love it to death.


Indie-licious Tues Oct 22nd 2013


1. Givin Em What They love – Janelle Monáe
2. Ship and The Globe – Kae Sun
3. Not Again – Yumi and The Weather
4. The Village – Tunng
5. Complete – Heavenly Beat
6. Willows And Pines – Azure Blue
7. Supernature – Classixx
8. Reckless Agitation – Simply Saucer
9. Get It On – Only Real
10. Mighty Mouse – The Squids
11. Dojo Rising – Cloud Control
12. Voices Drifting – The Holidays
13. Inside My Head – The Parkington Sisters
14. So I Cry Out – Gambles


Indie-licious Tues Sept 17th 2013

1. Honest – Heavenly Beat
2. Termina – Qurious
3. R U With Me – ASTR
4. Villages – Alpine
5. Cold Rush – Audacity
6. Cruel City – Augustines
7. Midnight On South Granville – Jay Arner
8. All Her Colours – Pick A Piper
9. Bicycle Theme – Simian Ghost
10. Paris (Extended Love Club Remix) – Petite Douceur
11. Lessons – Sohn
12. Candy Flip – Spires
13. Clear The Air – Jacco Gardner
14. San Francisco – Foxygen
15. If You Want Me To – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro