Sounds Like: Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould, Guided By Voices, Echo and the Bunnymen
Bio: Andrew Bower (vocals/guitars), an expatriate Australian currently living in Houston, enlisted his brother Sean Bower (bass) and Dan McNaulty (drums) from his hometown of Brisbane, Australia to form The Valery Trails. With the assistance of the internet and some intercontinental travel, the trio d...See Full Bio
"This sophomore album hits it out of the ballpark with its firm grasp of neatly chugging rock that bristles with a wealth of tasty hooks and sparkling harmony. The vocals are smooth and expressive, the arrangements tight and tuneful, and the sharp songwriting once again ably explores a perfectly touching vein of bittersweet reflectivity. This is the type of music that lifts one’s spirits in the most direct and immediate way possible: There’s a straight-on honest sincerity at work that’s impossible not to be moved by. Moreover, this group sure knows how to rock out something stirring when the urge overtakes them, as the super snappy and rousing titular track irrefutably confirms. A lovely little gem. "