‘Gone’ (Downtown Records)
Recommended TrackGood As New
In which Kenny Vasoli – of early-00s poppunks The Starting Line – discovers chill-wave, serenity and samples. Whilst Ken may be best known for Blink-182- style teen anthems, ‘Gone’ shows Vasoli’s Vacationer have a breezy knack for melody and a clear love of The Avalanches. If you like the idea of blog occupants such as Washed Out and Neon Indian but want to take the hazy filter off their Instagram souls, then ‘Gone’ could be for you. Titles like ‘Trip’ and ‘Dreamlike’ give you an insight into the mindset, but it’s ‘Good As New’ which underlines this refreshing change of pace.