No Vacation – Yam Yam

No Vacation is an Indie/Dream-Pop band that combines the novel sounds of college nostalgia and surf-tinged bedroom pop. What began as a sunny San Francisco dorm-room duo in early 2015 by frontwoman Sabrina Mai, quickly evolved into a band as Marisa Saunders and Nat Lee entered the fold. Eventually, Harrison Spencer joined and No Vacation migrated from their familiar garage practice spaces to the studio, where they recorded their second release Summer Break Mixtape. This would lead up to their initial break-up later that year. After a year of anticipation, shows under various names, and a few line-up changes, James Shi was added to solidify the official reunion of the 5-piece.

Written and Performed by No Vacation
Engineered by Sean Paulson at Different Fur Studios
Synth tracked by Nat Lee
Mix and Mastered by Stefan Macarewich
Artwork by Justin Ma


Why don’t you take off your red shoes
So we can end our night well spent

Why don’t you say what’s on your mind
I won’t run away

I won’t turn away
won’t turn away

When morning comes our way
I’ll be here to stay

Staring at a distance
This warmth is hard to find
Sitting in the silence
I gave my best, I tried

Simply a distraction
I didn’t hope to find
Sitting by my side
I hope you’re here to stay