Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Band: In The Valley Below


I almost always trust a new Arts & Crafts signing. The Toronto record label just inked with In The Valley Below, a duo comprised of Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail that pieced together out of grunge-rock bands they jammed with in LA. On deciding to team up, they said the on-stage chemistry was magnetic - pulling them together to create dueling boy/girl vocals over atmospheric and brooding pop-rock.

On establishing their musical connection, Gail is quoted to say: "We suddenly realized there was something going on, an overwhelming urge to come together on this new project. I don’t know what it was. Maybe it was some of the drugs we were on."

Blunt. But interesting. On their moody pop-rock (and really addictive) first single "Peaches," Gail's seductive drone (which will soon be over-compared to Lana Del Rey's) is balanced out by Jacob's pure and pretty indie chant. On the new track, the pair converse about attraction - something that's expected of a boy/girl front - over a keyboard beat and infectiously poppy guitars. The real test of musical substance will come with the release of their anticipated full-length, expected out in the coming months. But as of "Peaches," they're right - the chemistry is palpable.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! I look forward to hearing their record.