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Vacances was forged by singer Danny Lannon in 2015 out of the ashes of his previous West Coast electro-indie project, The Frail. Finding a production and songwriting partner in Alex Fitts of The Kickdrums, whose production prowess also gave defining shape to mid 2000's hip-hop / indie rock tracks from the likes of 50 Cent, John Legend, and Kid Cudi, Danny knew the duo were onto something and left San Francisco for New York this year to focus on the project exclusively.
Alex & Danny have successful track records on stage as well in the studio, having performed at festivals such as Treasure Island, Bottle Rock, SXSW, and CMJ, and have shared the stage with Mike Snow, The Walkmen, Passion Pit, Phantogram, Miguel, and Hot Chip.
Lannon released his first Vacances single “Runaway” to stellar reviews from EarMilk, Line Of Best Fit, and AV Club and followed up with his viral hit ‘Never Give Up’ which has racked up over 140,000 spins thanks to strong support from Spotify and their “Indie Pop!” playlist. The group has been compared to the likes of Passion Pit, New Order, Circa Waves, and Phoenix.
Vacances will be releasing a number of brand new singles late 2017 into 2018 with a full tour to support the new EP. Based in both NY and LA they're currently traveling throughout Europe while writing and recording what will be their debut full-length LP. You can find them traveling through Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Germany, UK, and Holland while they aim to get inspired by the different people, cultures, music, and friends around them.
When asked about how they write songs Lannon says "I like to keep things personal to my own experiences while still making songs accessible enough for others to apply their own life to them. Sometimes I'll write a song that applies to something I'm going through directly or I could be on the subway or be sitting in a park and write a narrative about someone I see on the street. Ultimately though they end up coming full circle into something I can relate to and I always try to bridge that gap between myself and someone else."