In November 2012, Nico Vega – singer/lyricist Aja Volkman, guitarist Rich Koehler and drummer Dan Epand – began their viral domination when “Beast” was licensed in the trailer for the highly anticipated video game, BioShock Infinite. Following its release on YouTube, the trailer garnered over two million views in less than a week and fans had two important questions…“Who is this band and where can I find this song?” Answers to those questions came quickly and indie darlings, Nico Vega were catapulted into the mainstream, selling over eleven thousand singles a week leading up to the release of their EP, Fury Oh Fury, on Five Seven Music in early 2013.
At the top of the year, Amazon dubbed Nico Vega “Rising Stars of 2013” and accolades for “Beast” continued to pour in. The song, Beast, made its way to #5 on Spotify’s “Top 10 Most Viral Tracks” list in the US and #1 in the UK, which is calculated by the number of people who share, divided by the number who listen. Then came the top position on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart, which documents the 15 fastest accelerating artists most likely to become the next big sound. Their EP as a whole has received critical acclaim being described by Filter Magazine as “having six anthems including the live staple ‘Beast’”.
Building on this momentum, Nico Vega just announced the track listing for their new LP titled “Lead to Light” due out in late 2013.