Wednesday, November 9, 2011 , Updated 3:26 p.m., November 21, 2011
UPDATED: Dallas band People on Vacation releases album on Thanksgiving, offers free Christmas tune
Called The Carry On, the record is full of catchy lyrics.
More than a year ago, Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Reddick and Smile Smile singer/guitarist Ryan Hamilton formed the curious indie pop-rock band People on Vacation. They were a weird pairing: Denton musician Reddick comes from the silly, fun band that's captured teen listeners, and Hamilton is a Dallas indie musician.
But the dynamic duo works, somehow. And after touring through the U.S. and U.K. earlier this year, they're releasing their first EP on November 24, Thanksgiving. The band celebrates the release at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff on November 26. (For those who act fact, they also play Renfield's Corner on Wednesday, November 9.)
The guys have used the Internet to their advantage, creating quite a bit of buzz online before the band even performed live. They again turned to the 'net Tuesday afternoon when the duo performed two acoustic shows online on StageIt.com live from Reddick’s home recording studio – the same place that the new EP was recorded. Although listeners had to buy a ticket, the band offered a pay-what-you-want price.
Fans from the Dallas area and all the way to the U.K. took time out of their day (or night) to catch the band and share some love on the chat room. Reddick and Hamilton interacted with the fans and shared stories about each track, making the concert watching experience even more personal – so personal that fans could hear Reddick’s children playing outside.
People On Vacation will announce the pre-order of The Carry On EP on Thursday, November 10, and hinted at instant gratification for those who take part in the pre-order.
People On Vacation - “Better Off Dead”
The record will be full of catchy indie pop-rock tunes and catchier lyrics that you will find yourself singing long after the songs are over. The track listing for The Carry On EP includes:
- 1. “Better Off Dead”
- 2. “It’s Not Love”
- 3. “Alone With You”
- 4. “Rainy Day”
- 5. “She Was The Only One”
- 6. “Where Do We Go”
UPDATE: Those who order the CD online will get a free download of People On Vacation's Christmas tune, "Cheer Up (It's Christmas)." Catch a free stream of it here:People On Vacation - Cheer Up (It's Christmas) by PaperThinMedia
The album will be released on Thanksgiving.