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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Panic at the Disco were clearly looking backwards to the ambitious psychedelic pop of the Beatles circa Sgt. Pepper's on their 2008 album Pretty. Odd., but it seems that guitarists Ryan Ross and Jon Walker wanted to dig even deeper into rock & roll's past. In 2009, Ross and Walker quit Panic at the Disco to form their own group, and the first album from their new combo the Young Veins, Take a Vacation!, is clearly influenced by early British Invasion era pop
ock, particularly the crunch and melodic sense of the Kinks, the graceful energy of the Hollies, and the tuneful smarts of the Searchers. While there are flashes on Take a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Panic at the Disco were clearly looking backwards to the ambitious psychedelic pop of the Beatles circa Sgt. Pepper's on their 2008 album Pretty. Odd., but it seems that guitarists Ryan Ross and Jon Walker wanted to dig even deeper into rock & roll's past. In 2009, Ross and Walker quit Panic at the Disco to form their own group, and the first album from their new combo the Young Veins, Take a Vacation!, is clearly influenced by early British Invasion era pop
ock, particularly the crunch and melodic sense of the Kinks, the graceful energy of the Hollies, and the tuneful smarts of the Searchers. While there are flashes on Take a Vacation! where the Young Veins seem to view this music through revisionist glasses in the manner of Big Star or Shoes, for the most part, this sounds and feels like an honest and heartfelt homage to both the style and the era, and punk rock insouciance never really enters the picture -- except for "Defiance," these 11 songs are as well scrubbed and well mannered as anything that hit the charts in 1965, and the production four numbers by Rob Mathes, the others by Alex Greenwald is simple and unobtrusive enough to recall the one-take-wonders of the era. The youthful angst that pervades the lyrics is about the only audible clue to Ross and Walker's emo past, though they're not all that far from the teen tragedies that were a big part of AM radio back in the day, and it's possible that Take a Vacation! acknowledges a vital influence rather than merely paying tribute to a style close to their hearts. Either way, it's a well-crafted pop album with some fine tunes and pitch-perfect performances, through it does beg the question of whether Ross and Walker intend to stay in 1965 or keep moving a bit further back in time with each record.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • Label: One Haven Music
  • UPC: 855105002042
  • Catalog Number: 103
  • Sales rank: 29,456

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Change (2:31)
  2. 2 Take a Vacation (2:28)
  3. 3 Cape Town (2:51)
  4. 4 Maybe I Will, Maybe I Won't (2:23)
  5. 5 Young Veins (Die Tonight) (2:19)
  6. 6 Everyone But You (3:07)
  7. 7 The Other Girl (2:55)
  8. 8 Dangerous Blues (2:24)
  9. 9 Defiance (2:44)
  10. 10 Lie To the Truth (2:29)
  11. 11 Heart of Mine (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Young Veins Primary Artist
Alex Greenwald Bass, Guitar, Harmonium, Vocals, Wurlitzer, Stylophone
Than Luu Drums
Jason Boesel Drums
Eric Ronick Keyboards
Nick White Keyboards, Group Member
Ryan Ross Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jon Walker Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Nick Murray Drums, Group Member
Mike Runion Vocals
Michael Fujikawa Vocals
Danny Fujikawa Vocals
Andy Soukal Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Fred Kevorkian Mastering
Rob Mathes Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Alex Greenwald Producer
Kevin Harp Engineer
Ryan Ross Composer, Art Direction
Jon Walker Composer
David Serre Art Direction
Scott Nagelberg Management
Justin Bridgewater Booking
Jonathan Daniel Management
Dave Kaplan Booking
Danny Fujikawa Composer
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