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New Vega (Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio)
Modern rockers New Vega formed in Dayton, Ohio, in 2008, writing and recording songs in a studio they built that resulted in the quartet’s first two releases, a self-titled EP in 2010 and the debut LP Tempo in 2011. Perhaps inspired by a 2009 showcase at MidPoint, half the band moved to Cincinnati and New Vega became a part of the fertile local Rock scene, playing shows frequently (including this year’s huge Bunbury Music Festival). The band’s atmospheric, highly melodic Pop Rock is on glorious display on New Vega’s latest album, Exit Ocean, a warm bed of twinkling, sky-scraping guitars, sturdy rhythms and passionate, honey-dipped vocals.
YDIIYD: Duncan Sheik, Doves, Death Cab for Cutie. (MB)