When the term “lo-fi” gets thrown about, it usually refers to vintage, analogue-based recording methods. But with their new video for Continental Lunch track “Bleacher Honey”, Great Valley have embraced the birth era of the pixel by creating a video that looks like it was shot sometime in the early nineties. In the age of HD, the band’s effort stays stubbornly low-res and utilizes effects taken from our very favorite HTML website. The Brattleboro based band share members with their more buzzed-about cousins Happy Jawbone Family Band and Blanche Blanche Blanche and make homemade, jangly “pretend pop”.
The Great Valley are pretend pop dreamsters from Brattleboro, VT (home of Blanche Blanche Blanche, who share a drummer with the Valley) who have done splits with Prince Rama and Happy Jawbone. They are planning to release their third full-length, Continental Lunch, on Feeding Tube Records, which features keyboard contributions by Zach Phillips of the aforementioned Blanche Blanche Blanche. "Dream Phone" starts with the sound of a telephone ringing and proceeds to fly away on huffs of helium.