Live session: Two Year Vacation – “Majored In Broken Hearts” (Ringön, Gothenburg)

Two Year Vacation is the band that originates from its own contrast. The quintet founded in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city, a seaport known for its rain, headwind and grayness, makes rhythmic radio-friendly indie pop with musical influences ranging from ABBA to Fatboy Slim through early Daft Punk, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Peter Björn & John.

With the new EP “Getting Into Real Estate”, arriving digitally in October, Two Year Vacation have been letting themselves dive deep into a common existential crisis where they realized that they’re no big shareholders, they don’t own any luxurious houses or way too fast cars. Nothing of all that is being portrayed through all our screens on a daily basis as the dream life. But this time they’ve let themselves get into the real estate to see how fun it could be, living the life being idolized for so many of us all. All in their own way though.

The third single off the EP, “Majored In Broken Hearts”, is described as an anthem to the moment of unveiling. The turning of the tides of being caught up in the hype. A person conquers your entire universe only to be stripped down from the altars of supremacy by a poorly pronounced word of high school French. It’s embracing this moment for three minutes and twelve seconds. The death of the honeymoon. The hashtag no filter. It’s Kim Jong Un queing for milk at the supermarket. It’s judgemental and lacking any self reflection. It’s naive, confident and catchy. A lethal combination.

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About J.N.

Music researcher with an unhealthy passion for music and music festivals. Former studio owner, semi-functional drummer and with a fairly good collection of old analogue synthesizers from the 70's. Indie rock, post rock, electronic/industrial and drum & bass (kind of a mix, yeah?) are usual stuff in my playlists but everything that sounds good will fit in.