The band teamed up with FIAT for their New York summer concert.
LA duo In The Valley Below performed a stunning summer show at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, New York last month (July 14th 2015), as part of the FIAT500Xclusive Concert Series. They drew in quite a crowd, and looking at some snippets of their performance, we are most certainly not surprised.
In The Valley Below play crowded free show in Brooklyn
The show was free entry for all, attendees just had to RSVP, show up and have a great time; and with such performance numbers as 'Peaches' and 'Neverminders', and others from their debut album 'The Belt', that really wasn't hard. The Echo Park two-piece released the self-produced 'The Belt' over 2013 and 2014 via Ignition Records, cementing themselves as an alternative couple to watch.
'Peaches' was definitely the most watched, so much so that it got a Remix EP featuring Passion Pit and Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, and was re-released a year later reaching number 18 in the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Infectious guitar riffs and glorious harmonies make this a captivating single for all fans of earthy, atmospheric vibes.
Watch the FIAT500Xclusive live video for 'Peaches' here:
A little livelier is 'Neverminders', venturing into heavier territory with scuzzy guitars and a loud, catchy chorus but ultimately maintaining that trademark monosyllabic melancholy in the vocals - it's that subtle melody that makes it so hypnotising.
Watch the FIAT500Xclusive live video for 'Neverminders' here:
'I don't know if this is cheesy to say this because I am a musician but for me writing music is my escape', says one half of the duo Jeffrey Jacob. 'That's why I started doing it in the first place.'
Watch the FIAT500Xclusive interview video here:
Fans can escape with them soon as they prepare to hit the road again in September for a full headline Fall tour spanning North America. They'll be kicking things off in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 25th, and also make festival appearances at events such as Washington DC's Landmark Festival and Austin's ACL Festival. 'Everytime we go on the road, we're always amazed at what we get to see', says Jeffrey, with his music partner Angela Gail adding, 'It's not just the destinations either, it's driving across the country and seeing all the beautiful scenaries.'
The band released their debut album 'The Belt' last year
They've previously toured in the UK and Europe with London post-punk trio White Lies, and among some of their most high profile gigs include Reading & Leeds Festival, SXSW Festival and a sold-out show at The Troubador in LA. 'My favourite thing about travelling is meeting people and noticing the differences of people in different communities or areas in the United States and around the world', says Angela. 'Everyone's really the same, everyone wants the same things but all the little things are fun to witness.'
September 25 - Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme
September 27 - Washington DC @ Landmark Festival
September 29 - Nashville TN @ High Watt
September 30 - Birmingham AL @ Saturn
October 01 - Fayetteville AR @ George's Majestic
October 02 - Dallas TX @ Dada
October 03 - Austin TX @ ACL Festival
October 04 - Houston TX @ House of Blues
October 05 - New Orleans LA @ HiHo Lounge
October 07 - Tampa FL @ Crowbar
October 08 - Atlanta GA @ Vinyl
October 09 - Wilmington NC @ Ziggy's by the Sea
October 10 - Charlotte NC @ Visulite
October 11 - Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda
October 13 - Hamden CT @ SPACE
October 14 - Boston MA @ Brighton Music H
October 19 - Albany NY @ The Hollow
October 22 - Columbus OH @ Basement
October 23 - St Louis MO @ Firebird
October 24 - Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall
October 25 - Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall
October 26 - Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock
October 27 - Omaha NE @ Waiting Room
October 29 - Colorado Springs CO @ Black Sheep
October 30 - Denver CO @ Bluebird
October 31 - Salt Lake City UT @ Kilby Court
November 03 - Vancouver BC @ Electric Owl
November 04 - Portland OR @ Mississippi Studios
November 06 - San Francisco CA @ Great American
November 07 - Fresno CA @ Strummer's
November 10 - Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
November 11 - Los Angeles CA @ The El Rey
November 13 - Las Vegas NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon