“Midwest” By Vacations

"Midwest" By Vacations is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"Midwest" By Vacations is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Australian band Vacations have shared new single, “Midwest”. The track follows the band’s previous release “Next Exit,” and is now available via Nettwerk records. Vacations kick off their tour on September 30th in Washington DC, with fellow Australian band Last Dinosaurs.

Speaking on the track’s lyrical inspiration, Campbell said: “I’d never directly written a break-up song till ‘Midwest,’ contrary to how people interpret my lyrics, it never felt right to me. My lyrics are usually ambiguous and non-gendered. This wasn’t a choice, it just happened to be a writing style that resonated with me. I enjoy having songs that are universally relatable and open to interpretation, this is pop music after all. Lately though, I’ve been writing about my memories and unravelling them in exact detail. Almost like therapy, except you’re all there in the room with me. Last year, I found myself in different situationships that were almost identical from each other. You’re trying to find a balance but ultimately it feels one-sided and falls apart without you even realising, because you’re still clinging onto the idea of it and trying to process what even happened. For me, every time I came home from tour, it’d be all over. It felt as if I was stuck in this cycle to the point where it became comical. My romantic life was a joke, and the duality between me at home vs. me on tour was further apart than ever. To take it back to our first single ‘Next Exit’ for a moment: ‘Can I trust what I Know? I know nothing”. So with that in mind, I wanted to write something upbeat and fun yet using lyrics I’d reserve for a ballad. A crying in the club type beat, but you’re with your friends, you’re moving on, and everything will be just fine.”

Vacations 2023 Tour Dates

9/30 Washington, DC @ All Things Go Festival
10/3 Nashville, TN @ Basement East
10/4 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
10/6 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/7 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago
10/8 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/9 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
10/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/14 Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
10/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/17 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/19 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/20 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/21 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
10/23 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/24 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
10/25 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/26 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
10/28 El Paso, TX @ Lobrow Palace Outdoors
10/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/31 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/3 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/4 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
11/6 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
11/8 Las Vegas, NV @ 24 Oxford
11/9 Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
11/10 San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/11 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
11/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
11/15 Mexico City, MX @ Lunario

All dates with Last Dinosaurs

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