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The Shellye Valauskas Experience

The Shellye Valauskas Experience

Indie / Indie/Pop New Haven, CT  US


  • Sat

    Jan 30

    Hamden, CT, US | 7:00pm

    Phil Collins Tribute. We will be performing 2 songs.

  • Sat

    Jan 23

    New Haven, CT, US | 9:00pm
  • Fri

    Jan 1

    2 Lighthouse Rd, CT, US | 10:00pm

    Will you dare? Do it!!

  • 2015

    Dec 11

    Hamden, CT, US | 8:00pm
  • 2015

    Sep 11

    Hamden, CT, US | 7:30pm

    SVE are excited to be opening for our faves Pugwash once again!



Label: Slowpoke Records

Bio: The Shellye Valauskas Experience’s Box It Up is a box of secrets, surprises and delights. By the time she formed the band, vocalist/guitarist Shellye Valauskas was an established solo performer, winning the New Haven Advocate’s Grand Band Slam readers’ poll and rating a slot in New York’s CMJ Mar...See Full Bio

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“The Box it Up EP was produced at Boston's Q Division Studios by Falcone and Ed Valauskas (Shellye’s brother, Dean’s old bandmate in One Hundred Faces, and the celebrated bassist for The Gravel Pit, The Gentlemen and Juliana Hatfield) contains the first new songs Shellye and Dean have written since Shellye’s acclaimed 2001 solo album The Stupid Truth. The poetic lyrics probe all the delicacy, delirium and disappointments of modern relationships. “Sorry only works so many times,” Valauskas sings on “40 Things”, shortly before the songs leaps into its gorgeous upbeat chorus. “Box It Up” and “This Side of Goodbye” both build gradually from intimate confessions (“Maybe I expect too much”; “I don’t know how to talk to you”) into grand guitar-fueled statements that will have you swaying, swooning and singing along. “Couldn’t Find the Time” has a darker feel, while “Hard to See’ verges into psychedelic territory.”

— Christopher Arnott, The New Haven Advocate

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