Download "Waiting Clouds," a track from new Philly band Family Vacation - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Photo by Kelly McArdle

Family Vacation is new to the Philly scene. Like, really really new. When the band contacted me earlier this fall, they only had a few DIY shows under their belt, and were in the process of recording a debut EP (due out next month). But the song they presented me with was impressive enough that I didn’t think twice about showcasing it. Made up of Temple students Matthew Kerr, Luke Harsel, Cody Bluett and Adam Shumski – at least one of whom is a music student or at least has access to the practice rooms in Presser Hall – their song “Waiting Clouds” rocks a fierce drumbeat and bass groove, guiding you into a five minutes of watery Youth Lagoon-ish production and breezy My Morning Jacket-esque vocal tones. They’re a new enough group that their influences are still very apparent, but that’s the cool thing about it: if the band already sounds this good while it’s still working to find its voice, imagine how great it will sound a little ways down the road. Download the track below, and keep an eye out for more from Family Vacation this fall.

Related Content
View All Related Content

No news added recently