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“The Valley isn't so much influenced by that grunge bands of the late 80's as they are influenced by the same classic bands that the grunge bands were all listening to (MC5, Black Sabbath, Stooges, Led Zeppelin, Black Flag....etc.). And that's what makes this the real deal. One of the best things I've heard this year. More, please.” - Losing Today


“Hearing this blast of early grunge inspired hook laden melodic and fuzzed out mayhem makes my heart grow big. Think like Mudhoney and the Fluid meets Dinosaur Jr and the Stooges, throw in a little Sonic Youth, and they all go and write some infectious pop songs together." - Big Takeover


8.0 out of 10 “The Valley gets me totally amped…..all the buzzy, chugging, Rainier Beer and sticky floors of Seattle Rock of the past and I can’t help but love it…..the guitars are heavy and distorted and the solos just enough metal to put a silly-sick grin on my face.” - 3 Imaginary Girls


“The J. Mascis Generation has begun! I guess we can be nostalgic for 1991 now, and in this case, that isn't a bad thing. The Valley is heavy on distortion, they build to stomp with authority, and I miss Mudhoney. "Set to light", "cold killa" and "prescription drugs" would fit in nicely on an old SubPop compilation, while "blue lights turn me on" shows the band has ideas of its own that come from outside Seattle. For a debut record, this is solid and confident.” - Music Emissions


“Dan Beloit's guitar sounds skuzzy and primal, like it's been filtered through a Chevy transmission instead of an amp. The Valley is a messy affair, tuneful enough for a cathartic sing-along and raucous enough for a tornado of twisted sneakers and stringy hair. The fist-pumping shout-along "On Swallows Nest" has the mojo of Dad's car, stolen for the afternoon and cruising I-5. "Instant Winter" kick-starts like another teenage riot, Foo Fighters' "Monkey Wrench," launching into a love buzz over Beloit's heroic lead guitar like bubblegum pop stuck in pavement.” - Seattle Weekly


“An impressive debut from this Seattle band that grabbed my attention instantly. Bringing to mind the early, raucous sounds of Nirvana and Mudhoney, this is a record for people who love to rock.” - KEXP


“Awesome, Thundering, Loud and rockin’…this album has a KILLER sound and all these songs have serious staying power.” - KZSU


“Harkens back to the early 90’s when grunge ruled all forms of rock and roll, but this Seattle three piece makes it raucous debut fresh and devoid of glaring influences.” - The Tablet


“Their fuzz heavy sound hits on a few 90’s corner stones- from the atmospheric dips and swells of bands like Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine to the lighter sludge of the Sup-Pop catalogue, this band places pop overtones in otherwise heavily textured rock.” - The Stranger


Discography

Full length CD - The Valley - self titled 2005
7" Single - The Valley - Marked Star 2003

Radio airplay/streaming on KEXP, KNDD, KGRG, KZSU, WNYU, WBAR, CITR, KCPR, KAOS, KALX, CJSF

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Bio

Rich with thick distorted guitars, deep overdriven bass, and heavy duty drumming, The Valley delivers a sonic assault of melodic rock and roll that’s steeped in volume and intensity. Live they unleash energy like a force of nature, surrounding you in sound that you hear and feel. Equal parts guitar fireworks, infectious hooks, and low end rumble, The Valley possess a unique and broad appeal. With two tours of the west coast and the release of their self titled debut record on The Swingline under their belt, The Valley is poised to launch their sonic assault on the masses.