The Valley Forge are an emerging Austin-based trio. Their bio describes their sound as Americana, but I also hear a little bit of powerpop in their latest single, New Times. It also reminds me of late 80s albums like REM’s Document and Guadalcanal Diary’s 2 x 4 – foreboding yet hopeful with driving, pounding drums, raw vocals mixed with soaring harmonies, and jangly guitar riffs with a hint of Southern twang. They released their first EP, American Men, in November of last year, and now they’re putting out a follow-up EP, Second Blood.
The EP’s release will be celebrated this Saturday at the Blackheart. You’ll be able to pick up a copy of Second Blood at the show!
:The Valley Forge – New Times: