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Check Out the Optimistic Dystopic Grit Pop of VACATION “Kink”

What’s more late-stage capitalist dystopia than walking around in a synthetic skin suit that stops anything from coming in contact with you, even air? I don’t know if that’s what VACATION was getting at on their new video for the single “Kink,” but the visuals kinda make me think about dressing up in sexy human trash bags. Almost like we turn nature into waste and then humiliate it in a gimp suit before tossing it into a suffocating pile. These thoughts feel on-brand for the weirdo rock ‘n roll with a surf punk streak I’m listening to. Like it’s not a commentary on kink but a commentary on how we objectify the world around us. But even though my brain’s heading in a dystopian direction, the music is danceable, singable, and sonically optimistic, so I guess not all hope is lost! Their new record RARE EARTH comes out on May 3rd via Feel It Records — pre-order it here. Right now, check out VACATION’s brand new video for “Kink” here:

The powder keg of civilization as we know it is particularly vulnerable to the spark that swallows our very existence.

Amos Pitsch (Dusk, Tenement)

Artistic director: Ava Roberts
Director of photography: Jamie Morrison
Editing & post production: John Hoffman

Filmed 2024 in Beavis, Ohio for the Hamilton County Youth Prevention Center
Featuring: Ava Roberts, Jerry Westerkamp, Evan Wolff, John Hoffman

Artwork and layout by Evan Wolff
Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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