Posted: October 3, 2021 in MUSIC
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Lunar Vacation’s Gears takes the band in a darker direction – while still bringing their classic and recognisable silky vocals along for the ride.

There is a consistent, plaintive questioning quality to Lunar Vacation’s lyrics, and Gears is no different – with its charming meta references. Though the bridge is reminiscent of early Lunar Vacation (think Blue Honey or The Basement), Gears’ synthesizer sounds a bit more like Roses by ABRA than Lunar Vacation’s other hits, as the sharp percussion and bass transition gives a welcome edge. We’re grateful, of course, for Grace Repasky’s vocals – the consistent thread throughout their career thus far.

The singles that have been released are a cohesive mesh of references (we see you Wilco!), delicious bass hooks and bouncing synth lines. It’s an understatement to say Lunar Vacation does indie pop in the best way. We find ourselves relating to the lyrics, while the instrumental never fails to make us dance and shake our heads – an ode to youth, change and welcomed complications.

Produced by Daniel Gleason of Grouplove, Lunar Vacation’s debut full-length “Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp” is a vibrant offering of melodious guitars, propulsive rhythm, and fitful, gripping vocals that take on the contemporary strain of coming of age. The album boasts a celebratory sound, a reckless sense of ecstasy specific to fluid youth, and rock solid-friendship. Drawing from early influences like Rilo Kiley and Tame Impala, and landing a little closer to contemporary favourites like Alvvays and Slow Pulp, Lunar Vacation make bright music replete with bliss. Grace Repasky (songwriter / vocalist / guitarist) and Maggie Geeslin (songwriter / vocalist/ guitarist) met in the eighth grade and immediately began sharing their own music. By the time they were old enough to drive, Lunar Vacation was born. The pair forged demo after demo, took to as many stages as Atlanta could offer them, and added Matteo DeLurgio (synth) and Connor Dowd (drums) to sonically match their songs’ increasingly vibrant spirit. Shortly after graduating high school, Lunar Vacation self-released two EPs — “Swell” and “Artificial Flavors” — which landed them quick critical attention, millions of organic streams.

“Gears” by Lunar Vacation From their debut album ‘Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp’ via Keeled Scales Records.

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