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The Music Bloggers Guide to SXSW 2018

March 1, 2018

We’re pleased to have contributed to the #SXSW Music Bloggers Guide! Take a look and discover the next generation of talent performing SXSW in March.

Professed our love for Hatchie, No Vacation and SYML! So glad to partake in official Music Blogger’s Guide for SXSW again this year. Looking forward to an epic week of music in Austin! 

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No Vacation:

November 29, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 11.24.2017 – 11.28.2017

Featured Music – November 24-28, 2017
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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November 25, 2017

No Vacation, the band from right here in San Francisco who made us fall head over heels for their disarming and charming form of dreamy nostalgic indie pop with their single Yam Yam, released a new EP Intermission earlier this month. Aside from that aforementioned gem, the five track release also features Reaper. No Vacation caresses our ears at a leisurely pace with their hazy swirling, languorous wafting, and wavy glistening dream pop. A “reaper” by definition is a machine or person that harvests a crop. That crop, in this case, is obviously our infatuated hearts. Stream/purchase No Vacation’s Intermission EP, a perfect autumnal soundtrack, here.

May 18, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 05.16.2017 – 05.17.2017

Featured music – May 16-17, 2017

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May 17, 2017

It’s kind of ironic that a band named No Vacation has the means to take us on such sonic escapades with their pop. The San Francisco outfit, who signed to Topshelf Records earlier this year, drenches us with languorous glistening dream wave on their new single Yam Yam, which can succinctly be described as “yum yum”. No Vacation is preparing to release their new mixtape this summer and Yam Yam is a more than intoxicating preview off that release. Its surf tinged bedroom pop is a thick swirl of sun kissed nostalgia. Yam Yam falls right in with some of the wistful sounds coming from their brethren across the Bay, like Hazel English and Day Wave, with a touch of Yumi Zouma and a heftier dose of propulsive bass. No Vacation will be embarking on tour with The Bilinda Butchers later this month. The tour’s final stop brings them back home to the RIckshaw Stop in San Francisco on June 9th.

March 1, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 02.27.2017 – 02.28.2017

Featured music – February 27-28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

San Francisco’s own dream poppers No Vacation recently signed to Topshelf Records. Their very first single on the label is a gem, plus they’ve even promised a mixtape this summer. That timing can’t be more appropriate for such a release, considering the languid cruising, gently drizzling charm of No Vacation’s sound. New single Mind Fields is suffused in warm droopy nostalgia. We’re reminded of long summer days when time itself seems to stop. We lay supine on a beach, daydreaming the hours away. No Vacation’s surf tinged bedroom pop is worn and soothing. It hangs on us with a relaxed fit, like damp morning dew or a light sea mist. One puff of wind or a stubborn ray of sunlight and it’s gone. All that’s left is a memory of its gentle kiss on our skin.

August 28, 2015

This is the first of several surprise San Francisco treats I encountered today, and as always, I’m immensely delighted and proud to discover more fresh, potent talent right here at home. SF based indie pop duo No Vacation has roots in a myriad of musical backgrounds, but together, Basil Saleh and Sabrina Mai are thoroughly charming with their lo-fi surf rock meets languid sunkissed pop music. Recent song Dræm Girl is as dreamy and romantic as it sounds, a warmly swirling guitar pop swooner that picks up gritty vigor as it dashes towards a noisy, riotous, and impassioned close.