In The Valley Below
Memphis Sessions: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
A Los Angeles-based duo with a penchant for crafting stylish, noir-kissed blasts of dark electro-pop, In the Valley Below formed in 2011 around the talents of vocalist/guitarist and Memphis, Tennessee native Jeffrey Jacob and vocalist and Muskegon, Michigan native Angela Gail.
Employing an evocative mix of sumptuous power balladry and sleek, radio-ready indie pop that falls somewhere between Phil Collins and the Kills, the duo, who also brew and sell their own beer, issued a series of singles and EPs in advance of their Arts & Crafts full-length debut, The Belt, which was released in August 2014. They appeared on late-night TV's Conan the following February, and their single "Peaches" landed on the Billboard alternative and rock songs charts later in 2015. Their next release came in the form of the Elephant EP, issued in the summer of 2017 behind the single "Bloodhands (Oh My Fever)." In 2019, they returned with their sophomore album, and accompanying promotional film, The Pink Chateau. Included on the album was the single "Rise," which was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi