Hot off the musical presses—whatever those are—this track from Dallas, Texas newcomers Valise.
The members of Valise met in school and “quickly dropped their studies” to pursue their musical careers and work on their debut album, Young Bloomer, expected next February. It seems to have done them well, though—the band shot to the top of the musical scene in Dallas, opening for godfathers of indie rock, Death Cab for Cutie at KXT’s Summer Cut concert series and gaining fans around the country with a reportedly energetic live show.
The first single from Young Bloomer, “Charlie Gray”, is sweepingly dramatic and string-filled, bringing to mind the upbeat chamber pop of Tender Trap, the aforementioned Death Cab, or maybe even early, when-they-were-still (kinda) cool Coldplay. But comparisons be damned, this song’s got us excited to hear more.
Listen below and, if you like it, download it for free. You can follow Valise on their Facebook page to stay in the know on shows and the coming album.