VALLEY RELEASE songs that got lost in translation, THE DELUXE VERSION OF THEIR SOPHOMORE ALBUM
FEATURES SEVEN UNTOUCHED DEMO TRACKS FROM THE ORIGINAL LOST IN TRANSLATION RECORDING SESSIONS
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LOST IN TRANSLATION ALBUM DOCUMENTARY PREMIERING ON YOUTUBE JANUARY 31
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19 JANUARY 2024 (TORONTO, ON) – Alternative-pop band, Valley - comprised of Rob Laska, Mickey Brandolino, Alex Dimauro, and Karah James –close out the Lost In Translation era by releasing an expanded, deluxe version of their sophomore album, songs that got lost in translation, out today via Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
The deluxe album features seven untouched demos, rediscovered on the cutting-room floor from the original recording sessions. One of the demos includes the wistful synth-pop record, “memories” which is released alongside a lyric video. Full track listing for songs that got lost in translation, below. Drummer and vocalist Karah James explains, “We wrote so many songs for Lost In Translation over the course of about 3 years. A lot of them were pretty bad, but some gems sat in the Dropbox for way too long, it started to feel like the land of lost toys.” James continues, “we’ve always dreamed of putting out a collection of demos, and this felt like the best way to carry on the LIT era. These songs are mostly unedited from the first day we wrote them. There’s a lot of fond memories, but also pain attached to them. We hope you find an attachment to them in your own way."
Originally released in June 2023, Lost In Translation arrived as Valley’s sophomore album which they toured across North America, playing it live for fans first before releasing the full project. On the road, the band received rave responses from audiences to the new songs on their set list that blend seamlessly into their catalogue of danceable love songs. Lost In Translation has garnered over 84 million global streams since its release and features “Break For You” which reached Top 10 at Top 40 on Canadian radio, plus fan favourite “Have A Good Summer (Without Me),.”
In addition to the deluxe album, Valley will be premiering a ‘Lost In Translation Documentary’ January 31 on YouTube which marks the final piece to the album era. The documentary is an in-depth, behind the scenes view at the making of Valley’s sophomore record, celebrating the moments and chemistry that brought it all together. Tune into the documentary premiere on YouTube HERE.
Summer of 2023 saw Valley travelling across the world for their first ever headlining shows in Southeast Asia and Australia where their songs can be heard on the radio in Thailand and the Philippines. In the Philippines, the band received a plaque for for 40 Million streams in that territory alone, then in Korea, Valley received a plaque for their Last Birthday EP which is double platinum. When Valley played their first show in Australia, in Brisbane they learned what ‘shoey’ is. Following their global whirlwind, Valley returned home to join Dermot Kennedy as support on six Canadian dates of The Sonder Tour in the fall. This coming summer, the band will join fellow hometown heroes The Beaches with Dizzy and New West at Budweiser Stage in Toronto. Stay tuned for more live performance announcements as Valley gear up for another major year.
songs that got lost in translation track listing:
- Lost In Translation
- Throwback Tears
- Break For You
- Have A Good Summer
- Good, but not together
- Evenings & Weekends
- i thought i could fly
- Either Way, I'm Going Way
- I Haven't See You In Forever
- We Don't Need Malibu
- Keep My Stuff
- Big Jet Plane
- memories (demo)
- I DON'T LIKE FEELING (demo)
- forget me (demo)
- the call (demo)
- going grey (voice note)
- bonsai goodbye (demo)
- diary in a bar (demo)
VALLY LIVE 2024
August 22 Budweiser Stage Toronto, ON*
*Supporting The Beaches with Dizzy and New West
Left to right: Mickey Brandolino, Rob Laska, Karah James, Alex Dimauro
Photo Credit: Becca Hamel
Canada’s Juno Award nominated alternative-pop band, Valley amplify sticky hooks through eloquent songcraft that’s cognizant of what came before, yet ready for the future. Over the past few years, Valley released a steady stream of singles and EPs that have resonated with an international audience, garnering over half a billion global streams with tracks often appearing on viral charts in the U.S., Philippines, Korea, Japan and more.
In 2016, Valley formed by accident when a local studio double booked them. During high school, Mickey and Karah played in one band, while Rob and Alex played in another. They introduced themselves to the world with self-written, self-produced releases, including the EP This Room Is White (2016) and full-length debut MAYBE (2019), followed by sucks to see you doing better (2020) and Last Birthday (2021). The consistent release of new music garnered the band two JUNO Award nominations and praise from the likes of EARMILK, Wonderland, American Songwriter and CBC. Their gold certified single, “Like 1999” which originates back to a TikTok post broke international borders as it appeared on global viral charts.
Valley are known for their energetic live shows, opening for the likes of Lennon Stella, The Band CAMINO and Arkells plus performing at renowned music festivals across the world including The Governors Ball, Slow Life, Slow Live Festival, Wunderstruck, Life Is Beautiful and last year the band nearly sold out their first-ever North American headlining tour.
Valley’s hard work has paid off as they were profiled as part of prestigious programs such as Apple Music’s Up Next Artist alongside the release of their Apple Music Home Session plus a Spotify Singles Session. The group performed as part of Stephen Colbert’s #LiveAtHome sessions for their debut US TV appearance plus they opened the biggest Canadian sporting event, playing the 2022 Grey Cup kick-off show. 2023 has been an explosive year for the group with so much more to come in 2024.
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