People on Vacation

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People on Vacation
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Background information
Also known as POV
Origin Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2010–present
Labels Brando Records, Kirtland Records
Associated acts Bowling for Soup, coolfork!, Jarinus, Linus of Hollywood, Love Händel, Smile Smile, Terminal Seasons, The Boster
Website Official site
Members Ryan Hamilton
Jaret Reddick

People on Vacation (often abbreviated as POV[1]) is a supergroup composed of Ryan Hamilton from the indie rock band Smile Smile and Jaret Reddick from the pop punk band Bowling for Soup.[2][3][4] The duo's concept is to 'tell a story' and to 'avoid typical topics such as relationships.' The duo describe their genre as indie rock.


2010–present: Formation and debut releases[edit]

Ryan Hamilton and Jaret Reddick decided to start writing songs together after Hamilton's band, Smile Smile, opened for Reddick's band, Bowling for Soup, on a few of their tour dates.[2][5][6][7][8] After four days of writing, the duo had written six songs, which later resulted in the formation of the band People on Vacation.[5] The band began streaming a song titled, "Better Off Dead," on their official site in late 2010.[2] During his eleventh Bowling for Soup podcast regarding the band's newly announced side projects, Reddick played a demo that he described as "the first People on Vacation song," titled "Rainy Day."[A][6][9] The band has since announced they have written and recorded fifteen songs[6][7][8][9] and plans to release album in Fall[10][11] 2011,[2][5][6][12][13][14] through Kirtland Records.[2][12] The band released another song, titled "She Was the Only One," as a free download via Twitter as a "Tweet for a Track" promotion, in addition to streaming it on their official site in January 2011.[2] The band's music video for "Better Off Dead" premiered on the Dallas Observer website on January 19, 2011.[12] In an interview with aduioADD, Hamilton jokingly named the album Buskin' & Name Droppin'.[11] Another song "Because of the Sun" was played live on 102.1 FM for the first time in March 2011.[15] In order to promote the project, the band joined Bowling for Soup's 2011 UK Acoustic Tour as an opening act, alongside Linus of Hollywood and Erik Chandler and the Mulberry Street Socialites.[16][17][18] In July 2011, Reddick explained the band expects "a long EP out around the end of November, with a full length album hoping to be out by next summer with all new material," stating the band has fifteen songs that are "written, recorded, done" except for drums while they have written six to eight other songs that have yet to be recorded.[19] The band will be having its CD release show for The Carry On EP on November 24, 2011, at the Kessler Theater in Dallas, Texas.[20] Reddick announced in a recent podcast that People on Vacation would be making a music video for the song "Where Do We Go," which the duo filmed with Built By Ninjas in January 2012. People on Vacation announced that they would be headlining their first ever UK show at Borderline in London on March 25th with Erik Chandler, being the only support act,[21] this event got cancelled due to poor ticket sales.[22]



Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Holiday Vacation (2012)

Extended plays[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Album
2011 "Better Off the Dead"[12] The Carry On EP
2012 "Where Do We Go" Built By Ninjas The Carry On EP
The Summer and the Fall
"Because It's Christmas" Holiday Vacation
2014 "Punk Rock World" Ryan Hamilton The Chronicles Of Tim Powers


  1. ^ "Bowling For Soup". FanBridge. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Freedman, Peter (12 January 2011). "New Local Super-ish Group People On Vacation Would Like To Introduce Itself...". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Hauk, Hunter (14 September 2011). "Fall Music Preview, Part 3: Ryan Thomas Becker, Smile Smile, Nicholas Altobelli, Tum Tum and many more". Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Jackson, Scott (14 September 2011). "Bowling for Soup Interview with Bowling for Soup/People on Vacation's Jaret Reddick". Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Harp, Jessica (19 October 2010). "Q-and-A: Ryan Hamilton dishes about new band People on Vacation’s album and a SXSW gig". Pegasus News. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d "PEOPLE ON VACATION". YouTube. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Introducing...People On Vacation". YouTube. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Peters, Brooklynne (18 February 2011). "Interview with Ryan Hamilton of People on Vacation". BLAST. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "After 17 Years, Bowling for Soup Still Satisfies". 31 May 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c "People On Vacation - Punk Rock World". YouTube. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "People on Vacation with audioADD". YouTube. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d Freedman, Pete (19 January 2011). "Video Premiere: People On Vacation -- "Better Off Dead"...". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Albums I'm looking forward to in 2011 (and so should you)". January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Bowling For Soup Continues To Do Whatever The F#ck They Want!". 30 June 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  15. ^ peopleonvacation (2011-03-07). ""Because Of The Sun" On The Local Edge! - peopleonvacation's posterous". Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  16. ^
  17. ^ "Erik Chandler". Facebook. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Erik Chandler and the Mulberry St Socialites". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  19. ^ Smith, Scott (28 July 2011). "Bowling For Soup Interview". Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "People on Vacation 26 September 2011 Twitter post". Twitter. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  21. ^ "People On Vacation". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
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