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Take More Than A Glimpse Of Vacationer

7 Sep

“Glimpse” by Vacationer, with it’s laid back chill vibe, comes across as a mix between 60’s hit “Groovin” by The Young Rascals, the almost Caribbean vibe of many Young The Giant songs, and the vocal soul of Mayer Hawthorne.

What starts off as a trance like instrumental filled with strings and the subtle scratch of a record being played on a turntable, turns into a tune that truly makes one feel like they are on the beach sitting underneath a palm tree.

Relaxing, and full of urban soul, lead singer Kenny Vasoli eases listeners into the track, his voice gliding like a sailboat on calm waters. It also lends to the retro vibe of the song, digging into Eddie Brigati territory while bringing his own rendition of afternoon delight.

Perfect for an sweltering Indian summer, get ready to drift away.

Gone (LP) – 2012
Trip Remixes EP – 2012
Good as New Remixes EP – 2013
Ode 2 Summer Mixtape – 2014
Relief – 2014

Official Website: http://www.vacationermusic.com


Say Hello to Mayer Hawthorne

7 Dec

The opening doo-wop/R &B harmonies of “When I Said Goodbye” by  Mayer Hawthorne, have convinced my own family members that it is a genuineundiscovered 60’s soul song, akin to Smoky Robinson and the Miracles, and The Drifters.

They are shocked to discover the song was released in in 2009.

In 4:08 Mayer Hawthorne delivers, both musically and vocally, what might be the most sincere, authentic retro R&B throwback I have heard.

Hawthorne’s voice is deep and strong, but most of all earnest. You believe he is truly experiencing the pain of a breakup.

Combined with superb back up vocals which smoothly sail in and out of the track, and simple, honest lyrics, “When I Said Goodbye” is a song which successfully ushers the past into the present by paying homage to the great R &B and Doo-Wop bands that are now long gone from the radio waves.

Discography: A Strange Arrangement (2009), How do you Do (2011)

Official Website: http://www.mayerhawthorne.com