Vacation (Bomb the Music Industry! album)

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Studio album by Bomb the Music Industry!
Released July 26, 2011
Genre Punk rock, Indie rock
Length 42:55
Label Quote Unquote Records, Ernest Jenning Records, Really Records
Producer Jeff Rosenstock
Bomb the Music Industry! chronology
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Vacation is the sixth full-length album by Bomb the Music Industry!, released on July 26, 2011.[1] It was announced in September 2010.[2]

Much of the music was written while Jeff Rosenstock was on a free trip to Belize,[3] and unlike the band's previous albums, it is "about trying to build a home."[4] In 2015 Rosenstock chose Vacation as his favorite BTMI album.[5]

There are guest contributions from members of Fake Problems, Bayside, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Good Luck.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars[6]
Alternative Press 5/5 stars 3.5/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[8]
Absolutepunk 85% [9] 7/10 stars[10]
Metacritic 88% [11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Campaign for a Better Next Weekend" - 4:54[12]
  2. "Vocal Coach" - 2:25
  3. "Everybody That You Love" - 3:19
  4. "Sponge Board / Baby Waves" - 0:37
  5. "The Shit That You Hate" - 5:53
  6. "Hurricane Waves" - 2:51
  7. "Sick, Later." - 3:40
  8. "Why, Oh Why, Oh Why? (Oh Oh Oh Oh)" - 4:41
  9. "Savers" - 3:44
  10. "Can’t Complain" - 3:18
  11. "Everybody That Loves You" - 3:12
  12. "Sunny Place / Shady People" - 0:45
  13. "Felt Just Like Vacation" - 3:36


"Everybody That You Love" was originally released in summer 2010 as a single and demo versions of "Hurricane Waves" and "Can't Complain" were previously released in early 2011. All three songs were re-recorded for "Vacation."

A clip from the 1993 film Airborne appears at the end of "Can't Complain."

The song "Can't Complain" was featured in episode twelve of the eighth season of The Office, "Pool Party".

Sponge Board / Baby Waves is a reference to a line from the surf movie Blue Crush. [13]


Main band[edit]

  • Mike Costa - Drums
  • John DeDomenici - Bass, Drums
  • Matt Keegan - Trombone, Synthesizer, Glockenspiel, Vocals
  • Tom Malinowski - Guitar, Vocals
  • Jeff Rosenstock - Vocals, Guitars, Saxophone, Keyboards, Programming, Drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Ginger Alford: Vocals
  • Neil Callaghan: Farfisa Organ
  • Chris Candy: Trumpet
  • Steve Ciolek: Vocals
  • Katie Cleary: Bass
  • Steven D'Agostino: Banjo
  • Chris Farren: Vocals
  • Ben Gallatty: Upright Bass
  • Chris Guglielmo: Drums
  • Mike Huguenor: Vocals
  • Aidan Kohler: Violins
  • Casey Lee: Pedal Steel
  • Sean McCabe: Mandolin, Tannerin
  • Lindsay McMullen: Cello
  • Dave Renz: Vocals
  • Matt Scheuermann: Vocals
  • Skylar Suorez: Vibraphone
  • Witt Wisebram: Harmonica

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