Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nico Vega

Although you might have missed their first EP (which came out early last year), Nico Vega is back with their second, titled No Child Left Behind (which came out earlier this month). Their music alternates between a dense wall of sound and clear distinct notes which gives a nod to the YYYs (although not as erratically exploratory yet), as well as Aja's vocals (who certainly could stand in as a Karen O vocal stunt double). The EP is short and sweet (5 tracks), but it bodes a promising 2008 for the band as they prepare for their first full length album. They are also touring right now with Johnossi and Shout Out Louds. Look for dates below while listening to the following tracks (I genuinely had a hard time picking which of the five tracks on the EP to share - I settled on the opener).

Nico Vega - Gravity : No Child Left Behind EP

and one from their first EP:

Nico Vega - Let You Go : chooseyourwordspoorly

Visit their label MySpace Records and become their friend on MySpace.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rockers to Swallow : Is Is [EP]

Tour Dates (with Johnossi and Shout Out Louds)

10/17: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
10/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
10/19: Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
10/20: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
10/22: Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
10/23: Montreal, QC @ Caberet
10/24: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/25: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/27: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
10/28: Washington, DC @ 9.30 Club
10/29: Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/30: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/31: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
11/2: Austin, TX @ The Parish
11/3: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre


Anonymous said...

Nico Vega rocks and is going to be a huge sensation. If you haven't seen them on tour I highly recommend it next time they tour. What a refreshing change. check them out on myspace.

Anonymous said...

They are so talented and give off the greatest vibe! Saw them in LA at the Music Box and now I can't stop listening to their CD. I have no doubt they will make it big!