Vacation (Single)

by Bolinas

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"Upstart dream-pop quartet Bolinas combine the talents of singer-guitarist Chris Thomas, bassist Phil McGinn, keyboardist Danny Torres and drummer Dwight Stannard, who spin a gossamer web of echoing guitars and delicate vocals on their first single “Vacation.” The project began with the songs Thomas demoed while living in Seattle and his hometown of Kansas City, Mo.; after he moved to L.A. he met McGinn and Stannard working for a music equipment company in Van Nuys. With McGinn signing on to help with production and mixing (and eventually lending his writing talents on other songs), the quartet was rounded out when co-worker Torres was recruited to join. “Vacation” is more about being emotionally not at home than going on a trip — “I guess you caught me lacking any ambition / It’s just so nice, always feeling like I’m on vacation,” Thomas sings over lush atmospherics that do well by the ’80s and ’90s U.K. forebears of the genre." - Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands.LA


I'm of the soft willed and you hit like a ton of bricks
The habit's formed and I don't wanna quit
I keep a tally of the times I've spent watching;
You pour out like water for them and not me

I guess you caught me lacking any ambition
It's just so nice always feeling like I'm on vacation

I know you want to be close to use
Forgive me being stand off-ish, you talk too much

So when I let you in, just know
I'll never be content at home

When you make those eyes I know that you are wanting more than I can give
And I thank the stars I've grown accustom to letting go


released March 17, 2017
Chris Thomas, Phil McGinn



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Bolinas Los Angeles, California

Chris Thomas, Phil McGinn, Dwight Stannard, and Danny Torres create atmospheric pop songs.

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