One morning I was driving in the car with one of my close girlfriends, Sadie, to get a coffee at Boston Bagel in Beverly, MA. After we got our food and coffee we drove back to Endicott and she played, “A Toast and a Spirit” by the Indie band, Vacation Manor. I couldn’t stop playing this song for about two weeks.
There are four members of the indie band and they are from Lynchburg, Virginia. The band members are (from left to right): Cole Young (drummer), Nathan Towels (lead singer and guitar), Dane Spearman (bass), and Josh Morales (guitar and BGV’s). The band formed together in 2014 and their first concert was in Washington D.C at Battle of the Bands. Before playing the concert, the group wrote and played two songs and won the competition.
They’ve played with: Magic Man, Civil Twilight, and more! Their music is influenced by: Young the Giant, Leagues, and the War on Drugs. The song I chose came out in October, 2015 and their EP will be released this spring.
They have two more concerts on April 23 in Forest, VA at the Lynchstock Music Festival and on June 10 in Richmond, VA at the Capital Ale House.