It doesn’t seem that long ago when bands like The Lilys, Velocity Girl, The Ropers, Unrest, and the labels Slumberland and Teenbeat Records were showcasing some great indiepop/shoegaze from the Virginia and Washington DC areas. Those key players along with others, no doubt influenced a generation of future musicians.
Not surprisingly – Norfolk, VA/ Washington DC based quartet Death Valley Rally – blasts onto the scene with their unique, highly infectious brand of noise pop recalling the classic sounds of those very roots – infusing it with vibrant doses of heavy reverb driven melodic perfection, geared for the 21st Century and beyond.
Formed in early March 2010, members include Ralph Bautista (guitar and vocals), Tiffany Riley (guitar, vocals, and keyboards), and Robin Baker (bass). The later addition of Josh Kufleitner (drums) solidified the band’s lineup. Death Valley Rally’s fantastic debut EP The Stars Shine Brighter After Midnight (Planting Seeds Records) hit record store shelves and digital download outlets worldwide on August 27, 2013. The release was mastered by the great Jon Chaikin (The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Black Tambourine, Radio Dept. etc) and is sure to delight indiepop fans the world over.
Today, Ghettoblaster is fortunate to premiere the band’s video for Death Vally Rally’s “Come On” here:
Catch the band at one of these upcoming dates:
09.07.13 Norfolk, VA @ Ghent Basement – CD release Party!
10.19.13 Chesapeake, VA @ The Farm – Rocktober Fest
11.01.13 Philadelphia, PA @ M Room w/ Ceremony and Under The Wire
11.02.13 Washington, DC @ Treehouse Lounge w/ Ceremony and Under The Wire
Listen to the entire album here: https://soundcloud.com/planting-seeds-records/death-valley-rally-come-on