Nico Vega Lead to Light
Be warned, I am about to do a little self-promoting. My cousin’s band Nico Vega just released their new album, Lead to Light and I’m in love with it. The album has been on repeat for me for the last two days. Below are a handful of my favorite songs (as of right now; it changes by minute). They have a raw, very personal sound which helps you to really feel what the song is suggesting. You can purchase the album (15 tracks) on iTunes for $7.99. I highly recommend it.

1. Fury Oh Fury 

2.Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

3. Simple

4. Good (not on Youtube yet – more reason to purchase it)

5. Lucky One


Arcade Fire announced on their twitter page today they will be performing on The Colbert Report. Performing on the 21st and just over a week before their latest album ‘Reflektor’ is released.

The new album is rumored  to have a somewhat disco influenced sound. It likely could be the influence of James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem co-produced this album.

After their last album ‘Suburbs’ won album of the year there has been much anticipation for the groups latest work.


Local Provo band, Parlor Hawk released their new CD last night.  After months waiting while Parlor Hawk recorded, fans lined up at Velour Live Music Gallery for the album release.

Parlor Hawk clearly altered their sound with the release of this new album.  What once was the sweet indie folk Provo band, has now progressed their sound to be maybe even more distinct in an age of so much good indie, folk music.  This album took on more synth and more rock than the last.  Parlor Hawk swore off ever again singing Every Bone, a hit from their last album.  Their sound has changed and there is no going back.

It seems this new CD took their Saddest Song and personified it.  The album has a very distinctly sorrowful sound.  This is a brilliant bold move for their music.  In Saddest Song they exclaimed,”Would you have me?”  This new lamenting sound is just the kind of thing the band needs to stick out and make record labels and music-lovers need to “have” Parlor Hawk in today’s overly-cluttered music scene.

Note the tragedy in the lyrics, the cinematography, and chord-structure, of the following video clips from some of Parlor Hawk’s new album songs:

Maryanne – seems to be their new single



Lucky for you (and me) if you regretfully missed Parlor Hawk’s album release concert like I did, don’t worry, Parlor Hawk is doing an encore show Monday night, 8pm again at Velour.  Man, are they good to their fans! Hope to see you there.

If you haven’t already liked Parlor Hawk on Facebook, or followed them on Twitter or Instagram, now’s your chance. Like them before they get big. 😉