PRAISE FOR NO VACATION “‘Mind Fields’…a misty rock song with dreamy hooks” – The Fader
“Twinkly, sweet vocals and surf-tinged, melodic instrumentals” – Indie Shuffle [In their debut mixtape “Amo XO”], released last April, the songs in it like “August”, “Beach Bummer”, and “Lovefool” are the soundtrack lazy days when the sun shines too hot and all you want to do is spend a day in a room or be on a road trip together with your friends. -NYLON Indonesia
No Vacation is an Indie/Dream-Pop collective that combines the novel sounds of college nostalgia and surf-tinged bedroom pop to create an addictive feeling of weightlessness. Their previous single ‘Mind Fields’ premiered at THE FADERwhere they not only described the band as ‘very good looking’ but the track as ‘a misty rock song with dreamy hooks’.
What began as a sunny San Francisco dorm-room duo in early 2015 by frontwoman Sabrina Mai, quickly evolved into a band as Marisa Saunders and Nat Lee entered the fold. Eventually, Harrison Spencer joined and No Vacation migrated from their familiar garage practice spaces to the studio, where they recorded their second release Summer Break Mixtape. This would lead up to their initial break-up later that year. After a year of anticipation, shows under various names, and a few line-up changes, James Shi was added to solidify the official reunion of the 5-piece.
To jumpstart their return, No Vacation released “Mind Fields” via Topshelf Records which was heavily influenced by the break-up itself. New single “Yam Yam” highlights the wistful yet buoyant sounds from their upcoming collection, set for release in June 2017.