One listen to Basic Vacation's debut single "I Believe," with its chanty, sing-along chorus and uplifting lyrics, and this up-and-coming trio's mission is clear: to make emotionally charged, alternative pop-rock that burrows its way deep into your brain. The song is an anthemic foot-stomper that Neon Gold has called "a straight-ahead summertime smash." Upon hearing it, Idolator remarked: "This kind of effervescent indie-pop would be a baked shoe-gazer's delight if the chorus wasn't so relentlessly upbeat."
Standing strong between the high-handed anthemic choruses of the Killers and the retro synth melodies of MGMT along with a dash of wildman flutist antics, Gentlemen Hall has established itself as one of the most talked about bands to emerge from Boston in recent years. Beginning as a group of friends hanging in college dorms in the mid 2000s the 6 guys formed the band in 2008. After winning numerous accolades such as MTV's Best Breakout Band in 2009 and Boston's Best Act in 2011, the band was nominated and won Billboard's Battle of the Bands and made history being the first independent band to perform on the Billboard Music Awards in 2011. Their tracks "Sail into the Sun" and "All Our Love" have been making waves during 2013 and the band's debut record on Island Records is due Spring of 2014.