Bright Antenna is happy to announce our newest signing, In the Valley Below, comprised of married couple Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail.
In the Valley Below will be heading out on tour with summer, beginning with a residency at Founders in the band's newly adopted home of Grand Rapids, MI. In The Valley Below moved from LA to Grand Rapids, after touring the US in support of their debut album 'The Belt' with its alternative hit "Peaches", and making appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan O'Brien.
"After spending three years on the road, we wanted a place to come home to that was quiet, and not so claustrophobic," says Angela. "We found Grand Rapids to be a city full of creative energy, fresh air, and rough edges. It's been inspiring."
The band recorded new music in their home studio in Grand Rapids, and will be releasing the 'Elephant' EP featuring their new single "Bloodhands (Oh My Fever)" on Bright Antenna Records on June 15.
This will be their first release since their single "Peaches" found success on the airwaves in Europe. The song debuted on BBC Radio One and climbed the charts in Germany and France, becoming #1 on French Alternative radio. Over a year later, it became a staple on US alternative radio.
The 'Elephant' EP continues the pair’s thematic concerns – sex, relationships, power, temptation, paranoia, existential angst and mortality. The hybrid, atmospheric dance-rock synthesis they introduced on The Belt – which incorporated Memphis native Jeffrey’s primal rock influences with Angela’s Stevie Nicks folk vibe – has now been seamlessly interwoven, the thick, drone-like buzz enlivened by surprisingly catchy melodies, sort of Jesus & the Mary Chain meets Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.
Below are the band's upcoming tour dates with Bright Antenna band Flagship opening on many dates. Tickets are on sale now at www.inthevalleybelow.com/shows!
June 7 ~ Grand Rapids MI ~ Founders - Free! ˚
June 14 ~ Grand Rapids MI ~ Founders - Free! •
June 17 ~ Chicago IL ~ Brookfield Zoo
June 21 ~ Grand Rapids MI ~ Founders - Free! †
July 13 ~ Ferndale MI ~ The Loving Touch *
July 14 ~ Buffalo NY ~ Waiting Room *
July 15 ~ Toronto ON ~ Longboat Hall *
July 16 ~ Columbus OH ~ The Basement *
July 17 ~ Indianapolis IN ~ Hi-Fi *
July 18 ~ Chicago IL ~ Empty Bottle *
July 19 ~ St. Paul MN ~ Turf Club *
July 20 ~ Omaha NE ~ The Waiting Room *
July 22 ~ Kansas City MO ~ The Riot Room *
July 24 ~ Denver CO ~ Larimer Lounge *
July 25 ~ Salt Lake City UT ~ Urban Lounge *
July 28 ~ Vancouver BC ~ Biltmore Cabaret *
July 29 ~ Seattle WA ~ The Crocodile *
July 30 ~ Portland OR ~ Doug Fir Lounge *
Aug 01 ~ Sacramento CA ~ Harlow's Night Club *
Aug 02 ~ San Francisco CA ~ Rickshaw Stop *
Aug 03 ~ Hollywood CA ~ Troubadour *
Aug 04 ~ San Diego CA ~ The Casbah *
Aug 06 ~ Phoenix AZ ~ Crescent Ballroom *
Aug 08 ~ Austin TX ~ Stubb's Indoors *
Aug 09 ~ Dallas TX ~ Club Dada *
Aug 11 ~ Atlanta GA ~ The Earl *
Aug 15 ~ Washington DC ~ DC9
Aug 16 ~ Philadelphia PA ~ Boot & Saddle
Aug 17 ~ New York NY ~ Mercury Lounge
Aug 19 ~ Brooklyn NY ~ Rough Trade NYC
Aug 20 ~ Burlington VT ~ Higher Ground
Aug 22 ~ Boston, MA ~ Brighton Music Hall
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
* Flagship ˚ Alexanderlynchmusic • Valleyhush † hi_ker