Take a Vacation!
|Take a Vacation!|
|Studio album by The Young Veins|
|Released||June 8, 2010|
|Recorded||June 2009–September 2009 at Castle Oak Studios in Los Angeles, California
Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, California
|Genre||Rock, garage rock, psychedelic rock, indie rock|
|Label||One Haven Music|
|Producer||Rob Mathes, Alex Greenwald|
|Singles from Take a Vacation!|
|The Sound Alarm|||
|Review Rinse Repeat|||
Critics have compared the album's sound to the music of 1960s groups such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Hollies, The Searchers, and The Zombies, and have noted its similarities to the earlier Panic! album Pretty. Odd.
Production and marketing
While on tour with Panic! at the Disco in 2008, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker began writing songs intended for the band's third album, but after showing the other members the songs they were working on it became apparent that a split was occurring over the direction that the band wanted to go in.
On July 6, 2009, Ross and Walker departed from Panic! at the Disco. They soon gathered in Los Angeles and began recording the songs they had originally prepared for the next Panic! album. They were aided with the help of Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet, who ended up producing seven tracks out of eleven, and Rob Mathes who produced four songs out of the album. He had also produced Pretty. Odd. with Panic! at the Disco.
On July 28, 2009, Ross and Walker announced their new band was entitled The Young Veins and premiered a new song, "Change", on their Myspace profile.
"Change" was released as their first official single on April 5, 2010, as a free download on their website and then became available a day later on iTunes.
Their next single, "Take a Vacation!", which is the title track off their debut album, was released on May 18, 2010.
"Everyone but You" was released as their third single on May 28, 2010.
Several special box sets were made available exclusively for pre-order. One box set included a View-Master, with seven photos of the band. The box set also included a special lithograph image of the band. Another box set included a vinyl copy of the album along with the CD version, the View-Master with pictures, the special lithograph, a beach towel, a beach ball, sunglasses, a beach bag and a personally-signed postcard from the band.
On June 1, 2010, the band posted the entire album for listening on their official Myspace.
On iTunes the album contains an exclusive bonus track entitled "Nothing Matters but You", which features Elizabeth "Z" Berg of The Like.
The album is available on Amazon.com in three versions: a CD version, a vinyl version which also includes the CD version for free, and for download, which features a bonus song titled "Funnel of Love".
All songs were produced by Alex Greenwald except tracks 1, 2, 3 and 7 which were produced by Rob Mathes.
|2.||"Take a Vacation!"||Ross||2:28|
|4.||"Maybe I Will, Maybe I Won't"||Walker||2:24|
|5.||"Young Veins (Die Tonight)" (Ryan Ross, Danny Fujikawa)||Ross||2:19|
|6.||"Everyone but You"||Walker||3:08|
|7.||"The Other Girl"||Ross||2:56|
|10.||"Lie to the Truth"||Ross||2:29|
|11.||"Heart of Mine"||Ross & Walker||3:00|
|iTunes bonus track|
|12.||"Nothing Matters but You (featuring Z Berg)" (Everly Brothers cover)||Ross & Z Berg||1:54|
|Amazon bonus track|
|12.||"Funnel of Love" (Wanda Jackson cover)||Walker||2:42|
|Amie Street bonus track|
|12.||"Is It True" (Brenda Lee cover)||Walker||2:47|
|UK Edition bonus tracks|
|12.||"Security" (Otis Redding cover)||Ross||2:35|
|13.||"When You Walk in the Room" (The Searchers cover)||Ross||2:40|
The album was recorded before Ross and Walker recruited the other three members of the band. They played all of the parts listed below and were aided with assistance from friends.
|United States||June 8, 2010|
|United Kingdom||July 5, 2010|
- "Allmusic review".
- "BLARE Magazine review". BLARE Magazine.
- Barry Walters. "SPIN Magazine review".
- Jo Otero (June 9, 2010). "Album Review: The Young Veins - Take A Vacation!".
- Denis Simms (June 12, 2010). "The Young Veins - Take A Vacation! Review".
- Chelsea Baird (June 8, 2010). "The Young Veins "Take A Vacation" - Review".
- Ryan Reed (June 16, 2010). "The Young Veins: Take a Vacation! Review".
- Jonathan Brown (June 30, 2010). "The Young Veins album review - Take A Vacation". Virgin Group.
- Jack Foley. "Take A Vacation - Review".
- Next Single,Take A Vacation!. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
- "Take A Vacation! Pre-Order Options". Facebook. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
- "Take a Vacation LP + cd counterpart: The Young Veins: Music". Amazon.com. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
- "THE YOUNG VEINS – Release Debut Take A Vacation! – Out June 8". OneHavenMusic. 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2010-05-23.