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- Posted on Feb 25th 2013 11:00AM by Natasha Young
Recorded and co-produced by Alec "Orson Presence" Dippie from British post-punk group the Monochrome Set, the new album is a stylistic shift for VALLEYS, taking the band's stark aural landscapes and shoving them in synthpop's general direction. Bandmates Matilda Perks and Marc St Louis have always taken point from feedback-friendly, lo-fi experimental rock the likes of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, most notably in their independently-released 2010 Stoner EP. But naturally, considering the ongoing trend of dance-fueled synthpop in Montreal's close-knit underground music scene, Valleys gives the nagging pop impulse a proper nod in "Undream a Year."
According to the band, "'Undream a Year'" is about waking up one day and wanting a do-over for the last few years of your life. It's also a reinterpretation of 'Good Will Hunting.'"
Are You Going to Stand There and Talk Weird All Night? comes out on April 30, 2013 via Kanine Records.