Finding new musical talent in the Internet age hasn’t exactly gotten easier. Although social networking sites give us the opportunity to discover an unbelievable number of new bands, they also increase the number of new artists that we “absolutely must hear”, only to find them to be average or worse. So it’s great to find a new band whose exceptional talent is obvious right from the start, and San Francisco’s Veil Veil Vanish are just such a band. By the second track on their debut album “Change In The Neon Light”, it’s clear that this is no fly-by-night, one-hit wonder, but a capable and devoted band that just needs the right attention to break through. „Change in the Neon Light“ features an attractive Hollywood diva on the cover, bathed in stagelight. Is she a person, or a product? Real, or just an avatar? Authentic, or just a good actress? Does she lead the charmed life of a successful entertainer, or does her performance conceal a hidden sadness? Many of these same complementary roles and identities are reflected in the problems of young new bands as they take the first steps to define the relationship between their music and their identity. Veil Veil Vanish seem to have discovered a formula for striking the perfect balance between these competing demands, for there seems to be no other explanation for the fantastic quality of their debut. The San Francisco five-piece of Keven Tocon (Guitar, Vox), Amy Rosenoff (Bass), Cameron Ray (Guitar), Robert Marzio (Drums) and Justin Anastasi (Keyboards) move between songwriting styles with a certain ease that never seems flat; Kevin Tocon’s voice displays hints of Robert Smiths or Paul Banks but inhabits a unique space of itt own. Somehow, the album manages to move between the poles of melancholy, energy, and accessibility, forming a synergy which is perhaps what truly defines the soon-to-be classic nature of „Change in the Neon Light“.