Live at High Dive, Audioasis Benefit Show 11/3
photo by Bissel Hazen
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters in anticipation of the 5th Annual Yule Benefit, is
Come Down by The Valley from the 2007 self-released Purple Octopus EP.
Local trio The Valley currently find themselves on a steady rise through the local music ranks, making few, if any, miscues along the way. After 3 years with the current lineup, The Valley has achieved an irrepressible knack for grunge-era distortion, effects-pedal-laden guitar and head-banging drums. Consisting of founder Dan Beloit (guitar/vocals), Jim Laws (drums), and Taku Mineshita (bass), The Valley has been the subject of quite a bit of KEXP airtime lately, being in the good graces of all the DJs.
No doubt the band will be plenty amped up to open Saturday’s festivities at the 5th Annual Yule Benfit at Showbox, supporting other locals the Feral Children, Dead Confederate and headliners, Yeasayer. Did I mention the drunken elves? The Purple Octopus EP is available at Easy Street Records and through Sonic Boom‘s website. Or when you show up Saturday night, get your copy directly from the band for $5. Get prepared by revisiting our previous Valley feature and the band’s MySpace page.