Friday's Stuff We Like
Valleys - Are You Going to Stand There and Talk Weird All Night?
Valleys is definitely one of those bands I totally slept on. Sort of a buzz band around the office since late last year, they often played events around Brooklyn with other Kanine bands. I never went. I don’t know what was wrong with me or what the hell else I was listening to at the time that was sooooo important.
I want to say the first time I heard them was when I was uploading “Hounds” off their new album to our radio player (yes, Insound has a radio player.) But I think it was actually “Tan Lines” from their first album Sometimes Water Kills People that intrigued me enough to give the new record a listen. Once the first track started, there was basically no turning back from Valleys quickly sliding into one of my current favorite bands. “Micromoving,” and really most of their songs, start off subtle enough and then pop in a bit of a synthy dance beat before you get too bummed over the hauntingly pretty vocals.
Check them out if you’re into Exitmusic, TRUST, or dark confessional music delivered with an almost indie pop sensibility.
– Anna Krukowska