FIELD SPIRIT

There is a sprawling vision of America…a vast expansive vision of endless rhizomic highways and fields of dried blood histories, mountains unclimbed, untintimitable stories in old heads untapped. Freedom as in FREEDOM as in you, me, her, him, WE, gaping, insecurities, billboards, doubt, joy, rivers,fauna whirling together in the American travelers minds’ eye part and parcel of the true American Mind Expanse.  There is, on the other hand, a vision of America, a vision of inchoate darkness and unsurity, a vision of tenuous shadowy forebodings/ misgivings/ impositions/ sinewy darknesses/ incommensurable duress in joyless mystic passage ways on the ether/ from the hard joyless skyline of New York to the humid, mucky dogmatic choke of the deep South.  An America whose rivers and people do not shout spontaneous creation and joy but the grey depravities of addiction, squalor, and piss.  And finally, there is an America which lies sadly somewhere in between.  A sprawling complexity riddled with OUR own depravities and life affirmation side by side congestion winds losses yr girls and boys side by side tethered back endlessly to our sad anchors, jobs, achievements, boys/girls, tattoos, album release shows, misgivings, schooling, going away parties, CUZ how can you not come back? And how can you be free when you are stuck in between thee two vision of America?  In middle america as it were… and this is where the VACATION CLUB boyz find themselves.  Two gentle foreign guides, not party to any misgivings but brothers nonetheless…A little beaten down succumbing to their own addiction and differences and petty little boys lost on misunderstandings that we will supposedly laugh at tmrw… but if not?  It is was intimated to me that there have been changes in the VC camp, breakdowns, movings on, arrested development, … love…and maybe it means nothing at all to you but at least that’s how it was told to me… 

-Field Spirit,

 Valdosta, GA,  August 2012 


TRANSMISSION FROM COCOA BITCH

The four young braves in VACATION CLUB requested that I pen this update. Now, I’m not much for elaborating myself but I will do my damndest to intimate what (they say) has been going on. So, word is, the local fuzz in Tuscaloosa couldn’t take the heat and so found it in their most honorable of powers to banish these young roughs outta the fine state of Alabama. After that, well uh, learned a lil about how to handle yr drugs, art school gurls, and sweating it out in the deep south. Currently find themselves trapped in Cocoa Beach with the most gracious of hostesses and en route to Miami, the city where powdered drugs and fake tits were invented. Me? I gotta stay put but like it or not I think I’ll see ‘em around.

Oh, and they’ve got two long hairs in tow with ‘em as partners in crime/life brothers so I wouldn’t be sooprized if you learn a thing or two about chakras/extreme weed smoke when they (hopefully don’t) come thru yr town.

- Beach Spirit


beaches drugsmoke cops

TPDs finest saw it fit to run us boys outtaa Alabama. After alotta sweat in the ATL now in gods (forsaken) country. Aka florida. Day off at the beach for some suntrippin and crabhunting. Pictures soon fuck what you heard til you see tha proof



Oh, and fuck

Plus side =no West Coast means we’re playing CATERACTS II, dawggy. CHECK THIS LINEUP: (follow this page to the facebook page) 

http://www.cataractsmusicfestival.com/


OKAY. WHEW. So so SO bummed to not be going all the way out west. We ended up spending more money than we wanted to. On stuff that we wanted to. Below is our pretty much but not-quite-all the way finalized tour schedule. That sassy backed lass  in this flyer is 4 the first show. GONNA BE TITE, KIDS. (and yeh, as it was rerouted lassminute, the end is a lil rocky so hit us up if y’all know whats good) 
Anyway, gotta hot EP droppin on Alabammer label Happenin’ Records, some swim time, old friends, new enemies, the usual sandcrab hunting, and misguided abuse of hard drugs/energy drinks. See you there! 
7/19 Chicago, IL @ the Ultra lounge w/Party bat, The Yolks 7/20 Ft. Wayne, IN @ the Brass rail w/Heaven’s Gateway Drugs7/21 Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar w/Butchers and more 7/22 Knoxville @ Pilot Light W/Solid Gold7/23 Huntsville, AL @ Voodoo Lounge w/Piss Shivers EP DROPS HERE7/24 Tuscaloosa, AL @ Egan’s w/Piss shivers7/25 Atlanta, GA @ TBA7/26 ?????????????7/27 Orlando, FL @ the Peacock Room w/Hungry Gayze & Tight Genes7/29 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s w/the Gun Hoes 7/30 St. Augustine, FL @ Nobbyz 7/31 Tampa, FL @ Mojo Records and Books w/Ghost Hospital and Pillowfight8/3 Shreveport, LA @ Some BBQ Place8/4 Carbondale or uh, southern Illinois? Memphis? Okay help8/5 Kansas City, MO @ Some punk house8/6 Des Moines, IA ?????8/7 St. Louis, MO @ TBA House show

OKAY. WHEW. So so SO bummed to not be going all the way out west. We ended up spending more money than we wanted to. On stuff that we wanted to. Below is our pretty much but not-quite-all the way finalized tour schedule. That sassy backed lass  in this flyer is 4 the first show. GONNA BE TITE, KIDS. (and yeh, as it was rerouted lassminute, the end is a lil rocky so hit us up if y’all know whats good) 

Anyway, gotta hot EP droppin on Alabammer label Happenin’ Records, some swim time, old friends, new enemies, the usual sandcrab hunting, and misguided abuse of hard drugs/energy drinks. See you there! 

7/19 Chicago, IL @ the Ultra lounge w/Party bat, The Yolks 
7/20 Ft. Wayne, IN @ the Brass rail w/Heaven’s Gateway Drugs
7/21 Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar w/Butchers and more 
7/22 Knoxville @ Pilot Light W/Solid Gold
7/23 Huntsville, AL @ Voodoo Lounge w/Piss Shivers EP DROPS HERE
7/24 Tuscaloosa, AL @ Egan’s w/Piss shivers
7/25 Atlanta, GA @ TBA
7/26 ?????????????
7/27 Orlando, FL @ the Peacock Room w/Hungry Gayze & Tight Genes
7/29 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s w/the Gun Hoes 
7/30 St. Augustine, FL @ Nobbyz 
7/31 Tampa, FL @ Mojo Records and Books w/Ghost Hospital and Pillowfight
8/3 Shreveport, LA @ Some BBQ Place
8/4 Carbondale or uh, southern Illinois? Memphis? Okay help
8/5 Kansas City, MO @ Some punk house
8/6 Des Moines, IA ?????
8/7 St. Louis, MO @ TBA House show


In the local papes


Just realized how fucking hard it is to read anything on this machine/website/whatevr. oops wish there were smartypants in our band 


CHILL UPDATES/UPCOMING SHOES

Now, I know we have shows in September but I can’t quite remember where/when…hope they’re nearby and with good bands. Summer tour is shaping up with some homies we like and some new spots to explore/evade arrest/not get phone #s and here’s what she’s lookin like.

Gotta do some other shit now though so, insert esoteric and/or drug related picture here. 

<3 

6/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Mediumship w/Vulgar Boatmen (Free, donations accepted, 9 p.m.)

6/22 Lafayette, IN @ TBA w/Midwest Beat

6/23 Indianapolis, IN @ Orange Street Audio w/Midwest Beat, Snotrags (Free, $4 dollar donation suggested starts at 9 SHARP)

7/13 Bloomington, IN @ Russian Recording w/ King Tuff ($7 adv. $10 at door, 9 p.m.)

:::::::::::::Tour:::::::::::::::::::::

7/19 Chicago, IL @ the Ultra lounge w/Party bat, The Yolks

7/20 Ft. Wayne, IN @ the Brass rail w/Heaven’s Gateway Drugs

7/21 Louisville, KY @ TBA

7/22 Knoxville @ Pilot Light w/TBA

7/23 Huntsville, AL @ Voodoo Lounge w/Piss Shivers

7/24 Tuscaloosa, AL @ Egan’s w/Piss shivers

7/25 Atlanta, GA @ TBA House Show

7/26 St. Petersburg, FL @ Help!

 7/27 Orlando, FL @ the Peacock Room w/Hungry Gayze

7/28 West Palm Beach, FL @ TBA

7/29 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s w/

7/30 St. Augustine, FL @ Nobbyz w/ TBA

7/31 St. Petersburg, FL @ MAYBE?

8/1 Mobile, AL @ TBA

8/2 New Orleans @ Siberia NOLA w/ Porcharitas

8/3 Shreveport @ TBA

8/4 Dallas or Denton, TX Help

8/5 Day Off

8/6 Tucson, AZ @ TBA

8/7 San Diego @ TBA

8/8 LA, CA Help

8/9 Day Off

8/10 SF or ?

8/11 SF/Oakland

8/12 Oakland 

8/13 Camping/Drugs in the ocean day

8/14 Portland, OR @ TBA

8/15 Seattle, WA

8/16 Missoula, MT Help!

8/17 SLC, UT @ TBA

8/18 Denver, CO Help!

8/19 Lawrence, KS Help!

8/20 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center w/TBA