THE PINK CHATEAU MOTION PICTURE SET TO SCREEN AS OFFICIAL SELECTION AT NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL TOMORROW - AVAILABLE VIA VIMEO
THE PINK CHATEAU FULL-LENGTH ALBUM + MOTION PICTURE OUT APRIL 26 RELEASE ON ARTS & CRAFTS
LIVE PERFORMANCE + FILM SCREENING TOUR ACROSS THE U.S. ON NOW
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In The Valley Below has premiered their sophomore album, The Pink Chateau, via Audiofemme, prior to its release on April 26 on Arts & Crafts. The duo/couple of Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob wrapped a two-week tour of Alamo Drafthouses across the U.S., performing the record/score live in front of the film. The movie will screen as an official selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival tomorrow, with a digital release on Vimeo.
For In The Valley Below hardship and passion are two sides of the same coin, and romance is the only defense against a world gone mad. Almost giving up on a music career when Angela found out she was pregnant, they emerged in 2014 with a hit single, “Peaches” off their debut album The Belt. Angela and Jeffrey were swept up quickly into an unexpected whirlwind… a record deal with Capitol Records, invitations to perform on Letterman and Conan, tours with Albert Hammond Jr., Tricky, White Lies and the Cold War Kids, and festival dates from Austin City Limits to Reading and Leeds. After living on the road for several years, with child, bags were packed in LA and shipped to Grand Rapids, where a house was bought and a basement studio created.
Holing up last winter in their home studio, the resultant album, The Pink Chateau puts lie to our preconceived notions of how environment influences music. There’s a tendency to conflate an artist’s sound with their surrounding geography—be it the sun-dappled serenity of ‘70s Laurel Canyon folk-rock or the industrial pallor of Manchester post-punk. But The Pink Chateau is proof you can make sexy, urbane, tropical pop music in a Michigan basement in the dead of winter. When the duo invite you to “drink champagne in the pink chateau” on the album’s seductively funky title track, the message is clear: paradise is wherever you want it to be.
04/26 – Newport Beach, CA @ Newport Beach Film Festival [Tickets]
Full Band Performance:
04/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bardot/School Night [RSVP]