Every once in a while I miss out on a band. I will admit. I have so much music that it’s hard to keep track of new bands. And they might not even be new to you all but if I haven’t heard of them they are new to me. Such is the case with this band, Nico Vega. Fronted by singer Aja Volkman, this California trio is all rock and shout. It’s the perfect band to listen to on a manic Monday – I don’t care if this is a holiday. I still dread Mondays. They are loud. They are rocky. NV sounds like a cross between Kongos, Imagine Dragons, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs all rolled up into one. They are heavy on the drums and lots of substance in between. Believe you me when I say they are worth the time to invest. I could kick myself for not knowing about this band or album sooner. It was released in February of 2013. So I’m majorly late. But better late than never I say. I love the whole EP. But my favorite song is “Beast,” a killer tune about people coming together and protecting and loving each other. “Suppression is a motherfucker. Stand tall for the people of America. C’mon people. And together we can stand up to the Beast. So I hand you the key to your soul. You got to love your neighbor and let your neighbor love you back.” The drum breakdown at 2:20 seconds is so fantastic. People I implore you to listen to this ep. They are too good to pass up. They have a new album called Lead to Fight dropping next month. And yours truly will be in line waiting for it. They give me hope in rock music again.
Listen. Then thank me later.
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