The Cycle Never Stops
You may be wondering, "What's been going on with The Vico Cycle?" Well...quite a bit, actually.
Back in January of 2013, we parted ways with Galen and Jasper. We wish them well. Their departure was soon followed by blockbuster news: we welcomed back O.G. Cyclists Fabrizio and Derek! We couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to play together again.
The creative juices started to flow immediately, so we got our feet re-wet(ted) by playing a couple of open mics and a reunion show at Acre 121 back in May. Jidé battled health issues during the year, while Josh moved to Austin -- but remained in the band. He comes back to DC regularly, and we love playing music with him.
This time we decided to approach things differently. Instead of playing out more, we decided to flesh out the new songs that started popping almost immediately. So we went into the lab and started writing. And writing some more. And refining. And arranging. By September, we had written 8 brand-spanking new original tunes -- and planted the seeds for at least 6 more.
I know what you're thinking: "When will we get to hear them?!?!" Patience, grasshoppers: that's our other big announcement. We have distilled our new stuff into a 6-song EP, and continued the song refinement process in the fall. We are doing the original recordings on our own, and the holidays came up pretty quickly, so it will take us a bit of time to get them right. But once we do, fear not: you'll see us playing out again soon enough.
We are very excited about our new material and we think you will enjoy it, too. The unique chemistry we had together was recaptured immediately, and we look forward to blasting off with the fruits of our labor in the spring. Our new website is just the tip of the iceberg. Come ride the rocket ship with us: 2014 promises to be the biggest Vico year yet.