Just because this is Jet's favorite band it's no reason to toss these guys aside. A lot of people play the role of rockers (The Strokes come to mind), but the Vacation are the real deal. They just ooze seductive, sleazy Los Angeles charm. Boys will hate them because they know they will never be as cool as front man, Ben Tegel. You little wimps. Girls will throw themselves at them because they are just that hot.
If these guys can't save Rock 'N' Roll, no one can.
Band From World War Zero is a mix of the Stooges' grit and grunt, the Rolling Stones' swagger, and the attack of bands like T-Rex and early AC/DC, all in a sweaty, brash swirl of snarl and tight, ripped jeans.
The album kicks off, and I do mean kicks, with the hit, "White Noise" - a swirling melodic track about "being overwhelmed by media and images and advertising - the over saturation of people's daily lives with information", says guitarist Steve Tegel.
The band's signature song, "Destitute Prostitutes" is a natural classic. Impossible to ignore, impossible to not sing along to. The whole song is a chant of life in Los Angeles - "We walk the streets and boulevards / We're the track marks on the cities arms".
The song "Cherry Cola" is a slower track, full of that masculine charm, about "desire and how desire can be manufactured. Because of advertising, you're constantly in this state of coveting something and it's perpetually unfulfilled; it's unattainable", says Ben on the meaning behind the song.
Keeping with the theme of the album, "W.I.I.F.M?" (What's In It For Me?), is a song about self-indulgence and life in California. "People feel it's okay to be self-interested," says Ben. There's a line that says, "We got some big kids that we overfeed". I think that says it all.