In The Valley Below: The Better Fall Latté Choice
Written by Elea Davison on October 20, 2015
Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob do it well. Very well. Their band, In the Valley Below, caught my ear two summers ago while I was driving in my beat-up Pontiac Grand Am. As I popped out of the highway 101 tunnel out of the Sausalito hills and descended to the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco it played. I always pick a song to play during this epic moment when success has been had and I have made it into view, to one of my favorite cities. “Peaches” by the band, In the Valley Below was the song picked, and it has not aged on me since.
In the Valley Below has been all over the place- SXSW in Texas, England’s Reading and Leeds festivals, Rock en Seine in Paris, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Conan. They also toured with some of their song writing collaborators, like Pete Min from the Airborne Toxic Event.
A mix of folk, rock, and sythn I call their style Froth. Smooth, soft and creamy. And it is just as delicious on a latte as it is to take in through the ears. Angela’s voice pairs perfectly with the rhythmic guitar chords in the background. A mix of Lykke Li, Bjorn & John, St. Vincent, and Band of Horses you can’t go wrong. All the best in one effortless combination. They are a type of band that enters your blood and makes you want to be punk and epic and wear high waisted flowy pants and walk around like you own the streets. Plus they are versatile because their whole 2014 album The Belt works when you need to get yo brain on task, when you need to celebrate with a little jig, or when you are just relaxing in a island of blankets and snacks.
Thanks to 94/7 Alternative Portland In The Valley Below is coming here! Angela and Jeffrey shall be meandering their way to Mississippi Studios (3939 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland, Oregon, of course) on November 4th. Their talent has persisted through their years after their first albums release and it should be an awesome show because every song is beautifully composed and holds lyrical depth. Doors open at 8:00 pm, the show kicks off at 9:00pm. Tickets are the sweet sweet price of $12 in advance and $14 at the door. You can’t lose. Drinks, tacos down the street, and the inspiring glow from the sea anemone shop will surround you during your musical experience. One couldn’t ask for more. Unless you are under twenty-one, but you can still listen to their album in the comfort of your own home! This is a deal and event even the most thrifty emu would not refuse. Don’t forget your black felt hat and suspenders.