IN THE VALLEY BELOW

POPSCENE + RICKSHAW STOP CO-PRESENT

IN THE VALLEY BELOW

FLAGSHIP, plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)

Wed, August 2, 2017

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$15.00

10 ticket limit per customer/account/household/email/credit card/address. Orders exceeding the 10 ticket limit subject to cancellation. Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled.

IN THE VALLEY BELOW
IN THE VALLEY BELOW
For In the Valley Below’s Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail, their Elephant EP represents the latest chapter in an ongoing relationship that is rooted in both the music they create and the family which has followed.  Relocated from their tiny, one-bedroom Echo Park apartment in Los Angeles, the now-married pair have moved to a 93-year-old house they bought in Grand Rapids, MI.  There, they installed a basement studio that served as the birthplace for their next collection of songs to be released on acclaimed Bay Area, ADA-distributed indie Bright Antenna, three years after The Belt and its worldwide alternative hit, “Peaches,” was released.

Solid touring in Europe and the US included festivals like Reading and Leeds, Austin City Limits, Rock En Seine and more. Appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and other international appearances all seemed to happen at once “like a dream”. However, this sudden success wasn’t sudden at all. They spent years in LA playing in bands looking for a break. They self released a 5-song EP and shortly after signed to several record labels across the globe. “Peaches” first found the airwaves in Europe, debuting on BBC Radio One and climbing the charts in France and Germany, becoming #1 on French Alternative radio. Over a year later, it became a staple on US alternative radio.

The Elephant EP continues the pair’s thematic concerns – sex, relationships, power, temptation, paranoia, existential angst and mortality. The hybrid, atmospheric dance-rock synthesis they introduced on The Belt – which incorporated Memphis native Jeffrey’s primal rock influences with Angela’s Stevie Nicks folk vibe – has now been seamlessly interwoven, the thick, drone-like buzz enlivened by surprisingly catchy melodies, sort of Jesus & the Mary Chain meets Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.
FLAGSHIP
FLAGSHIP
When the brotherhood of Flagship gathers together to innovate more of their intricate, ethereal diacoustics, it’s a virtually effortless endeavor. Their sound is visionary and vivid, much like the minds and hearts behind the instruments. The band is made up of Drake Margolnick and Michael Finster. Hailing from Charlotte, NC. Their new EP "Faded" is out now on Bright Antenna Records.
plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)
plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)

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Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com