Valley, The - Self Titled (Color) (10 inch) Cover Art

Valley, The - Self Titled (10 INCH) (COLOR)

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Origin: USA
Released: 2007
Catalog number: RxR003
Limited edition of only 500 copies in black splatter on purple vinyl!!

This Seattle trio brings upbeat and bombastic energy to the table they call rock. This is good pop sensibility with the love of a Big Muff pedal. The Valley is most influenced by early Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and Mudhoney. I really cannot stress enough the energy this release exudes. It just never lets up and there is this perfect marriage of sing along melodies and fuzzy riffs. The production is great too, with a very live feeling. The bass sound is pretty mean, with some great fuzz as well. If you’re looking for soaring melodies with some warm fuzz, then look no further. The Valley is full of energy and never gives you time to take a breath. You’ve come to the right place to rock.

The band’s heavy distortion, heavy guitars and heavy drums are balanced by melodic songs and catchy vocals. With equal parts grunge and pop punk, the Valley blend two styles I love, but rarely find together.

Their fuzz-heavy sound hits a couple early ’90s cornerstones, from the atmospheric dips and swells of bands like Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine to the lighter sludge of the early Sub Pop catalog. The band places pop overtones in otherwise heavily textured rock.