Della Valle
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Della Valle

Montclair, New Jersey, United States | SELF

Montclair, New Jersey, United States | SELF
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"www.neufutur.com"

There is an interesting decision made by the people in Della Valle to mix equal parts pop-rock with emo music, to make something that is intimate while still being able to rock listeners to their foundation. The lush instrumentation that await listeners during tracks like “Face of Tomorrow” will caress them like the smoothest Lothario, while each lyric that spouts full-grown from the vocalist’s mouth will surely be sung at Della Valle shows all over the United States.

This is college-rock, this is emo, this is vital and this is fun; “Pink Elephants” show that the talent of Della Valle isn’t an illusion. In a sense, the theatrical nature of Della Valle has not been done this well since Hedwig and the Angry Inch; with all this pomp, one would expect the band to not be vitally attached to their listeners. Individuals would be wrong; the band is approachable and friendly throughout this disc. The first track that really distinguishes itself from the rest of the disc Is “Driving Around in Circles”; instead of being a complete rewrite of what the band stands for, it is just a subtle but considerable shift in the band’s tone. What one can compare this track to is something that mixes the alternative rock of the nineties with Adam Duritz and the nineties Counting Crows; pop-infused but not devoid of interesting content. As the disc continues to speak, Della Valle continues to climb up the ladder of notoriety; like Bryan Adams tracks before it, “Now U Know” is a track that could be played anytime in the next twenty-five years without it showing its age in the least.

There are hints of both John Cougar and Fastball in “Now U Know”; this diversity will give the track (and the disc) quite a few more spins before it gets tiring. Without a blemish to bring down this disc, Della Valle has an unqualified success on this album. Even tying a little Pink Floyd into their sound for “My New Retreat”, Della Valle have something for everyone but insist on packaging it with quite a large segment of their own distinct sound. Even starting off a track with an acoustic feel (“In Your Head”), Della Valle are infallible; everything that they do is destined to hit listeners hard, grab them, and never let them go. Check them out if they are playing live around you; I don’t doubt that they can transfer the energy of “Pink Elephants” to a live setting.

Top Tracks: In Your Head , Pink Elephants - www.neufutur.com


"Jersey Beat Magazine"

A perfectly pleasing pop-rock delight, done with a crisp, ringing, straightforward melodicism and total dearth of pretense that's genuinely refreshing to hear. This is basic, tuneful, no-nonsense meat and potatoes rock executed with considerable skill, passion and conviction. Moreover, the commendably mature songwriting possesses a thoughtfulness and sensitivity which proves to be quite touching and engaging. Whether it's the sturdy drumming, the smooth basslines, or the gorgeously fluid guitars, the band keeps things on a steady sweetly harmonic track throughout. A very enjoyable and impressive debut album. - Jersey Beat Magazine


"Smother Magazine"

New Jersey natives Della Valle with frontman Jay Della Valle at the helm write compelling pop-rock songs that deride formulaic approaches for something more subtle and yet majestically catchy. Thriving with a bevy of hooks, "Pink Elephants" delivers the goods in a nicely weaved handbasket of pop with an undeniable sense of songwriting superiority. Fantastic! - Smother Magazine


"Chorus and Verse"

This is a time of firsts for Jay Della Valle and the band that shares his surname. The band's first album, Pink Elephants, finally burned to plastic the charismatic, radio-friendly, hook-laden modern rock that fans at tri-state institutions such as Maxwell's, the Knitting Factory and Arlene's Grocery have embraced. In another medium, Della Valle is promoting the release of his first film documentary, "Glorius Mustache Challenge," where he records the results when dozens of young men agreed to grow and wear mustaches for a month. The New Jersey-based band's debut, produced by Jon Berman (Ours, Dandy Warhols, Avril Lavigne), features nine tracks that bounce about from one style and influence to another effortlessly, without getting lost in imitation or repetition. - Chorus and Verse


Discography

Della Valle- The Terminology of the Situation Is... 2011
Della Valle- Stay Gold- EP- 2007
Della Valle- Pink Elephants- LP -2006
Della Valle- Della Valle- EP -2004
Della Valle- The Best Years- EP -2003

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Della Valle is the ever-evolving pet project of Singer/Songwriter/Actor/DJ, Jay Della Valle. He is currently based out of Montclair, NJ. Jay can be described in no other way than simply “a man who loves, knows, and is music.” He has poured his heart out and whispered all his secrets and desires into the mic for audience delight since he was just a teen, releasing multiple EPs, LPs, & Singles under the Della Valle moniker. He isn’t always a one man show; great musicians have joined him and together they have toured and trod down endless avenues, watching one another come and go, all leaving their distinct stamp on the band’s flavor.

You can see Jay in the Upcoming Feature Film, Mount Joy, destined for a March 2013 SxSw theatrical release. Jay plays the lead role as Sue, a garbage collector who rocks out as front man of the punk rock trio, Living Daylights. Jay wrote all the music for Living Daylights you will see in the film and had a blast writing, recording, and proving that cock-rock is still alive and well.

Recently, Jay released his first Live album- "Live at Hotel Cafe" which was recorded in December 2011 at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA and which is currently available for stream on the DV website and through his mailing list. As of January 2013- he will be in the studio with several reknown artists, writing & recording songs for his next EP- which he is planning to release in July 2013.

When he's not strumming his guitar, writing music, or being distracted by the internet, Jay gets his inspiration from playing with his 2 year old daughter Sloane, honing his wildnerness survival skills, travelling, taking photos, DJing weddings, & writing spontaneous philosophy.
You can see Jay in the Upcoming Feature Film, Mount Joy, destined for a March 2013 SxSw theatrical release. Jay plays the lead role as Sue, a garbage collector who rocks out as front man of the punk rock trio, Living Daylights. Jay wrote all the music for Living Daylights you will see in the film and had a blast writing, recording, and proving that cock-rock is still alive and well.

Recently, Jay released his first Live album- "Live at Hotel Cafe" which was recorded in December 2011 at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA and which is currently available for stream on the DV website and through his mailing list. As of January 2013- he will be in the studio with several reknown artists, writing & recording songs for his next EP- which he is planning to release in July 2013.

When he's not strumming his guitar, writing music, or being distracted by the internet, Jay gets his inspiration from playing with his 2 year old daughter Sloane, honing his wildnerness survival skills, travelling, taking photos, DJing weddings, & writing spontaneous philosophy.