Two Year Vacation – Stop Making Sense

When you judge Two Year Vacation by their music, it’s hard to believe they’re from Gothenburg. Sweden’s second city, with its seaport, is known for its rain, headwind and greyness. Historically, it’s home to a lively heavy metal scene. In spite of all that, this quintet makes rhythmic radio-friendly indie pop. Their musical influences range from ABBA to Fatboy Slim through early Daft Punk, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Peter, Björn & John. The band call their fascinating blend of rock, Caribbean kraut, and disco ‘tropical disco kraut pop’.

Two Year Vacation draw inspiration from trivial daily routines, like the laundry day we’re all familiar with. This explains the title of their new album. To me, Stop Making Sense is a highlight on Laundry Day. Unsurprisingly, the fresh, upbeat song has nothing to do with Talking Heads’ concert movie of the same name. On Facebook, they explain: “Stop Making Sense is a song about the friendships of your youth. About growing up with each other, exploring adolescence together and reminiscing about how it used to be, while also longing for the uncynical joy and the fears that you used to feel.”

Recommended as well:
Two Year Vacation – I Forgot Your Name (But I Like You)

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