We decided to show you guys our stripped-down version of Careless for the first time ever. Watch the video above or stream from Spotify below!
Our new music video for Fading is here! Check it out!
Thanks to Craig Harris for directing and filming.
This past month has been a whirlwind with traveling and all the other work we've been doing behind the scenes but we're still actively playing shows and looking to play more all the time. We've been lucky enough to be invited to play at Liberty University's yearly Block Party to play alongside Dave Barnes and Colony House. In order to celebrate the occasion, we've got some new merch that will be released exclusively at the show. We also have more handmade shirts that we just made and some more of our logo shirts. So come on out on September 3rd and stop by our merch table!
For those of you who aren't able to make the show, don't worry! We'll be updating our website with a new Merch page for ecommerce in the near future. In the meantime, if you'd like to buy anything feel free to email us at email@example.com and we can work something out. As always, thanks for sticking with us guys and look forward to more updates in the future when we post about new merch and shows possibly in your area.
The VM Boys
Well guys it's finally here! We've been working on this for a long time now and we're so excited to share it with you. We want to say a special thanks to everyone who donated and worked on this record with us. Special shout out to Kyle Cummings for bringing out the best in us and get us polished before pushing us out of the nest. We also want to thank Carson Cody for his wonderful work both in the studio and on stage. (Hopefully we'll have a full writeup on him soon.) And finally thanks to all of our wonderful friends and family who believed in us while we were still playing music late into the night and disturbing the neighbors and bore with it anyway. This whole process has been an amazing experience and now we're itching to play more shows and hang out, dance, and yell with you guys. Thanks everyone!
Nate, Dane, Cole, and Josh aka the VM Boys.
NEW SHIRTS AND MORE!
We're excited to be partnering with Clubb Brand Clothing to bring you our new line of shirts, only available this Saturday at Lynchstock Music festival. We'll also be sporting some new posters, stickers, buttons, and of course the new EP at discounted prices. If you can't make it, be sure to keep an eye out here for when we post them up on the site. If you'd like us to notify you when our store is up, go ahead and subscribe to our email newsletter in the contact page. Thanks guys!
As of April 12th, our new single "Careless" is available to stream on Spotify! Be sure to give it a listen and follow us to be one of the first to listen to the EP coming April 23rd. Be sure to check back here then in order to listen to the full EP and buy your VM merch. As always, thanks for your support and look forward to showing you the fruits of our labor soon.
Same people. Same music. New name.
Over the last few months, we began to notice our name holding us back in terms of growth. A few other bands with the name Native Spirit starting popping up recently and we have found it best to begin a fresh start. While we’re sad to leave behind a name that’s encapsulated our band for the past year and a half, it seemed like a prime time to make the switch as we’re on verge of releasing our first EP and get ready to play exciting shows over these next few months.
After many conversations and disagreeing on name after name, we finally came up with Vacation Manor. We agreed that this name reflected our music well while also representing our story. At the start of the band Josh and I (Nathan) were still working and living in the DC area, often using our vacation days to go down to Lynchburg, VA to practice and write new material with Cole and Dane. We had some friends that were kind enough to let us practice and sleep in their basement during the beginning phase of the band and this is where we wrote our first few songs and prepared for some of the first shows we ever played. Many of our best memories were made in that house and it’s really come to represent our roots, as well as the communal and relational aspects of our band that tie us together as friends, not musicians only.
So with that being said, we’re excited to welcome you into this next phase as Vacation Manor. We’re also looking forward to introducing you to the new EP that will be released this Spring!
So you may be confused with all the changes that have been happening on our social media these past few days and we can tell you that big changes are ahead. We'll be writing up a full blog post about all the changes have been happening but in the meantime we just want to keep you up to date with what's been happening in the meantime.
Thanks to all of our lovely supporters we were able to successfully fund our forthcoming EP. You guys went above and beyond and we are super excited to share our finished product with you! About a month ago we spent a week in Nashville recording with our good friend and producer Kyle Cummings. Since then we've been working around the clock on these songs with synth-wiz Carson Cody to really bring our music a new dynamic. Needless to say this is the biggest endeavor we have ever undertaken as a band and we are super thankful to our fans and friends who have supported us, offered advice, just listened to our ramblings for the future. If you would like to know more about our time in Nashville check out our last Kickstarter update here.
Finally, we haven't forgotten about our Kickstarter rewards, we'll be sending those out soon so no worries.
- Nathan, Dane, Josh, and Cole