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Philadelphia-rooted dream pop group Vacationer recently released a playful music video for “Magnetism,” a track from their third full length album Mindset, which is out today via Downtown Records. The roughly four minute video takes you on a ride with all the different shapes, colors, and characters. The song induces a feeling of utter tranquility while the simplistic visuals create a deeper meaning. The creator of the trippy animations, Raman Djafari, based the ideas and sketches on the way the music made him feel. He says:

“The airy and warm sound of “Magnetism” felt like a wholehearted hug, a genuine, uncynical and unbroken embrace between two people. Working on Magnetism became an exploration of the beauty that lies in fearlessly loving someone.”

Following up their 2014 album Relief, the foursome released multiple singles to hype up Mindset starting with “Magnetism” as well as “Strawberry Blonde and “Being Here”.  The process of creating the twelve track collection was not easy for the group and on the way, they paired up with producer Daniel Schlett, who worked on Ghostface Killah’s 36 Seasons. Frontman Ken Vasoli’s goal was “to write songs that remind me how my brain needs to operate for my own wellbeing and happiness…the record’s filled with all these reminders that put me in a good mindset for the day,” which is where the title comes from.

Vacationer is embarking on a North American tour this summer and kicks off right here in good ole’ Philadelphia on July 13th at Union Transfer with LA duo SEGO, Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll. For more information, visit the XPN Concert Calendar.

Below, take a trip with the Vacationer’s new music video “Magnetism” along with the upcoming tour dates and the track list for Mindset.


Tour Dates
07.13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
07.14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07.15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
07.17 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
07.18 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
07.19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07.20 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Salon
07.21 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
07.22 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
07.24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
07.25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
07.27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
07.28 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
07.29 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
07.31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08.02 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
08.03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
08.04 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
08.05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
08.07 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
08.09 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
08.10 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub
08.11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
08.12 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
08.14 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
08.15 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
08.16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
08.17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

* all show with SEGO