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VALLEY RELEASE THE AFTER PARTY, A REFLECTIVE CONTINUATION OF PREVIOUS EP LAST BIRTHDAY

 

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SHARE “LAST BIRTHDAY” SONG STORIES VIDEO

 

FIRST-EVER HEADLINING ‘I’LL BE WITH YOU TOUR’ ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ALMOST ENTIRELY SOLD OUT

 

DOWNLOAD / STREAM THE AFTER PARTY HERE
WATCH SONG STORIES FOR “LAST BIRTHDAY” HERE

 

 

12 JANUARY 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Following a whirlwind 2021, JUNO nominated, alternative-pop band Valley kick off the new year with the release of a three-track EP, The After Party, out now through Capitol Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

 

The After Party is released as an extension of the bands previous EP Last Birthday (October 2021) and as lead singer Rob Laska notes “our most personal songs we’ve ever written as a band to date.” The three new songs mirror the upbeat energy of the previous EP, taking a more somber approach to the music and lyrics. “Last Birthday” is a standout track on this latest project which Valley worked on over the past two years and signifies the final release of the Last Birthday era. “The song really explains what we’ve been trying to put into words for a long time,” the band explains, “in a way it feels like the first song we’re singing directly to ourselves and our fans.” To illustrate the significance of “Last Birthday” the band share a Song Stories video today explaining the process of writing and creating the new song. Watch the Song Story for “Last Birthday” HERE.

 

Last year was nonstop for Valley with a steady release schedule, each song capturing the feeling of relatable moments in time while being perfectly danceable. The explosive first single of 2021, “Like 1999” whose genesis traces back to a viral TikTok post that drove the band to finish the track in under 48 hours, has gone to eclipse over 100 million streams while breaking borders, appearing on viral charts in the U.S., Philippines, Korea, Japan and more. The band performed “Like 1999” for the 2021 MYX Awards in the Philippines. Back at home, Valley were selected as Apple Music’s Up Next artist for Canada in September, joining the vast Up Next roster of Canadian talent including Grammy-nominated and critically lauded talent like 6lack, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Orville Peck, and Tate McRae.

 

Valley burst back into playing live this year, reconnecting with fans across North America. The band played their first American festivals this summer and recently sold out shows with COIN on a 17-date North American tour. The band finished the year with two epic hometown shows at The Opera House in Toronto. Valley are gearing up for the ‘I’ll Be With You Tour,’ the band’s first-ever headlining tour with 30 dates across North America. The tour is almost entirely sold out with tickets and details available on Valley’s website.

 

THE AFTER PARTY EP TRACK LISTING

  1. Last Birthday
  2. 7 Stories
  3. Paper Cup (sorry for myself)

 

‘I’LL BE WITH YOU’ NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR DATES  

February 16            Cambridge, MA                    Sinclair SOLD OUT

February 18            New York, NY.                       Irving Plaza 

February 19            Philadelphia, PA                    The Foundry at the Fillmore SOLD OUT

February 20            Washington, DC                     Songbyrd SOLD OUT

February 22            Nashville, TN                          Basement East SOLD OUT

February 23            Atlanta, GA                             The Loft

February 25            Austin, TX                               Antones SOLD OUT

February 26            Dallas, TX                              Cambridge Room @ House of Blues SOLD OUT

March 1                   Phoenix, AZ                           Rebel Lounge SOLD OUT

March 3                   Los Angeles, CA                    The Troubadour SOLD OUT

March 4                   San Francisco, CA                 Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop 

March 5                   Santa Cruz, CA                      The Atrium @ Catalyst

March 8                   Portland, OR                          Holocene

March 9                   Seattle, WA                            The Crocodile Second Stage SOLD OUT

March 11                 Salt Lake City, UT                  The Grand @ The Complex SOLD OUT

March 12                 Denver, CO                            Bluebird Theatre

March 15                 Chicago, IL                             Subterranean SOLD OUT

March 16                 Minneapolis, MN                   7th Street Entry SOLD OUT

March 18                 Winnipeg, MB                         Park Theatre

March 19                 Saskatoon, SK                        Amigos

March 22                 Victoria, BC                             Capital Ballroom

March 23                 Vancouver, BC                         Biltmore Cabaret

March 25                 Edmonton, AB                         The Starlite Room

March 26                 Calgary, AB                              Commonwealth

April 14                    St Catharines, ON                   Warehouse

April 15                    London, ON                              Rum Runners

April 16                     Waterloo, ON                           Maxwell’s

 

Photo credit: Becca Hamel
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ABOUT VALLEY

Valley – comprised of Rob Laska, Karah James, Mickey Brandolino and Alex DiMauro – have spent the past two years developing organic buzz through a personal and intimate connection with their fans.Valley put together alternative pop with the care, adventurousness, and personal touch of a handmade burned CD. Cycling through moods like your favorite throwback Pinterest board, the Toronto quartet amplify sticky hooks through eloquent songcraft that’s cognizant of what came before, yet ready for the future. In 2016, Valley formed by accident when a local studio double booked them. During high school, Mike and Karah played in one band, while Rob and Alex played in another. They introduced themselves with self-written, self-produced releases, including the EP This Room Is White (2016), the full-length debut MAYBE (2019) and their last EP sucks to see you doing better (2020). They joined Lennon Stella and The Band CAMINO on sold out tours across North America and even picked up a 2020 JUNO Award nomination in the category ofBreakthrough Group of the Year.Valley is represented by DaLyn Bauman/Patrizia Levin with Align Management and Kevin "Chief" Zaruk/Simon Tikhman with The Core Entertainment.