• Vacation Club

I’ve commented in the past about Indianapolis’s unexpectedly amazing underground scene, and on a recent visit there, on my way to SXSW, I was again reminded of how great the city’s bands really are. Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Chip Taylor Nitemare” by Vacation Club, a psychedelic garage band who seem to dominate the Indy punk scene. The songs are catchy and expansive, full of jangly guitars and spacey harmonies, but they never get too dreamy—the band is high energy and fun, perfectly blending heady psych with a punk-rock attitude. This song comes from a self-titled tape EP the band released a couple of years ago, the entirety of which you can hear on their Bandcamp page. Check it out.