Death Valley Rally

The Stars Shine Brighter After Midnight

by David Maine

6 March 2014

 
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Death Valley Rally

The Stars Shine Brighter After Midnight

(Planting Seeds)
US: 27 Aug 2013
UK: 27 Aug 2013

Death Valley Rally is a Virginia-based quartet whose debut EP, The Stars Shine Brighter After Midnight, is a high-energy fuzz-fest featuring layers of distortion, twinned male-female vocals and an unerring pop sensibility. The EP’s six tracks open with “Come On”, an uptempo rave-up that sounds a lot like Veruca Salt by way of Elastica, and there is little in the other tunes that deviates from this pattern. Highlights include the fainly sinister fuzz-bass rumble of “I See You Clearly Now” (at 4:45 the longgest track here) and the organ-inflected “One Night in Vienna”. Clocking in at under 24 minutes, there’s not a lot of material here, but for a good-natured slab of scratchy, sunshiney pop, it hits the spot.

The Stars Shine Brighter After Midnight

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