Courtesy of The Great Valley
We gave away a song from their debut EP 'Wrecking Ball' a couple of months ago, and now they're back with another EP. Appropriately named 'Stripped,' it features the band in an acoustic setting. Pretty generous of them, right?
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Brothers Louis and Nick Matos write all the songs and record all the instruments for The Great Valley. They grew up in a house with a drumming father (Lou) and a music teacher (Nicole) for a mother. The years of home practice show clearly in both this unplugged version and the original.
'Don't Need Honesty'
There's a nice dichotomy at work in this brand new song. On one hand, you've got frantically strummed guitars and rather anti-social lyrics: "I take pride in knowing I'm not a saint / I've got so many reasons / My heart's filled with hate." On the flip side, there's an absolutely life-affirming xylophone solo starting right around the 1:45 mark.
'Above the City'
The Matos brothers share fond memories of a summer filled with rooftop parties high above a city that never sleeps: "This is the perfect getaway / No more running away." That brings this party to a close. Want to hear more from The Great Valley? Then do yourself a favor; head over to iTunes and check out their 'Wrecking Ball' EP.