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Valley, the / Valley, the
Album:Valley, the Collection:General
Artist:Valley, the Added:03/2005
Label:The Swingline Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-05-29 Pull Date:2005-07-31 
Week Ending:31 Jul24 Jul17 Jul3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun12 Jun5 Jun

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 22 Feb 20:DJ Aporia
Being as an ocean
4.Wed, 28 Sep 05:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
2.Wed, 18 Feb 09:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
5.Sat, 30 Jul 05:the BIG CHIEF
On The Warpath
3.Sat, 31 Dec 05:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton - From Beyond The Grave or The Beast Of 2005
6.Wed, 27 Jul 05:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-06-07 
Awesome thundering, loud & rockin’ indie rock. Harkening back to Dino Jr., Sonic Youth (especially the vocals), Seaweed, Mudhoney and even Blue Cheer. It doesn’t matter if this is an ode to the past or if the band’s just trying something different - this album has a KILLER guitar sound and all of the songs have serious staying power.
((((1)))) Screwball J. Mascis-like loud & loopy guitars crossed with Seaweed/Sonic Youth style vocals.
(((((2))))) Fuckin’ PERFECT ‘89-’91 era Northwest Rawk. Heavy riffin’, melodic,
((((3)))) Big, strummin’ & poppy sound.
(((((4)))) Unholy levels of distortion, mid-paced & loud thudding sorta psych.
((((5))))gorgeous yet heavy melodic breakdowns, riffs that snip a bit of “Smoke On The Water”.
((((6))))) Spacey, psych, heavy 70’s druggy rock
(((((7))))) Strummy, melodic vocals, catchy & trippy. Layers of distortion that walk over a lot of metal bands.
((((8)))) Slow, doomed psych/folk rock, kinda a total downer version of Dino Jr.’s “The Wagon”.

Track Listing
1.Set to Light 5.Cold Killa'
2.On Swallows Nest 6.Kisses, Hugs and Prescription Drugs
3.Instant Winter 7.Blue Lights Turn Me on
4.Emergency 8.New No. 2