Valleys is: Matilda Perks & Marc St Louis
From its inception, Valleys has been always changing. From the quiet and exploratory preliminary years to the stormy experimentation of recent works, the duo has always had one foot in the pop realm and the other in the dirt. Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night? is the result of a year’s worth of writing through unexpected loss and spiritual recovery. Working with meditative and spatial elements, Valleys aims to blur the lines between noise, melody, repetition and space results in a dark, mysterious and cinematic quality to their sound.
Recorded and co-produced by Alec “Orson Presence” Dippie from the legendary British post punk group The Monochrome Set, “Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?” is to be released on Kanine Records this spring.
“These Montreal art rockers have been busily writing a film score and retooling their live set as a duo. Fluxing between quiet dreamscapes and spastic noise, Valleys evokes the agony of delightful anticipation.”
“Their established style of reverberant, atmospheric synth-laced rock heard on the outfit’s first full-length has taken a slightly more pop direction for the new songs.”
“What seemed like an improvisational, spontaneous unfolding of creative ideas, sounds and unconventional methods of playing standard musical instruments was in fact Montreal’s Valleys performance.”