lunar vacation
9. August 2021 By Walter Price 0


Lunar Vacation – Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp LP is available for pre-save/order at Bandcamp.

by Walter Price

The latest single “Mold” from Georgia alt-rock outfit Lunar Vacation has the history of post-punk America written all over it. And while it’s near impossible to quantify how much breezy weightiness can be contained within one song, this one is certainly jammed packed with it.

Taken from the band’s forthcoming Keeled Scales debut LP ‘Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp’, “Mold” has critics and fans alike gushing. With the lyrics dealing with the paper-thin realness of social media and the people wallering in the need to be seen and the darkness of having to navigate the false societies cropping up around it all. The world of ‘influencer culture’ is weird and this song brilliantly says so in its beachy sorta way.

I saw you walk in by a trailer
But I get tired after a while
It all seems busy
Change your hair to get sponsored and sell your days

I’ll talk but I’ll probably do it later
I’ll take it as a lucky favor

I could be anything you wanted
I’d still be changing with the seasons
I bet you’ll never stay up dreaming
Open the door to let the light in

And to add even more color to this already addictive track is the surreal music video, directed by Rach Rios Rehm. It’s a real 1960s/70s vibe with plenty of masterclass editing that’ll make indie filmmakers twist with envy. Further cementing this band as the uber-talented future of indie pop/rock.

You can stream “Mold” and see its meticulous film, now at the GTC.


Band photo via YouTube

Grace Repasky
Maggie Geeslin
Matteo DeLurgio
Connor Dowd
Ben Wulkan

Producer: Dan Gleason
Engineer & Mixer: TJ Elias
Mastering: Dan Millice

Video directed by Rach Rios Rehm
Edited by Rach Rios Rehm & Harrison Stagner
Creative Producer – Danielle LeBlanc
Producer – Naomi Sedgwick
Director of Photography – Harrison Stagner

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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 favorites like Alvvays and Slow Pulp, Lunar Vacation make bright music replete with bliss.” – bio

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