jeffery jacobs


It’s been three full years since In The Valley Below gave us their debut album Belt, featuring that unforgettable song Peaches, and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been thirsty for new music from the husband wife duo who recently moved to Michigan from California. I’d had the pleasure of catching the pair twice at Popscene over the years, and Jeffery Jacob and Angela Gail had been thoroughly mesmeric each time with a sort of dark smoldering chemistry on stage. Earlier this year, I’d caught wind that the band had signed with the Bay’s own Bright Antenna Records, and I was ecstatic that this had to mean new music was on its way. Today, In The Valley Below has finally resurfaces with Bloodhands (Oh My Fever). The single is accompanied by a mysterious video with occult undertones. Bloodhands (Oh My Fever) is a bold whirring indie rock meets folk tinged alt pop anthem off a new EP named Elephant, which In The Valley Below recorded in their home studio in Grand Rapids. The duo has never sounded more audacious than on torrid driving, thickly broiling Bloodhands (Oh My Fever). This is no meek song. Its crimson embers and noir bewitchment are dominating, so much so that the song even borders on dance rock with its propulsive beats and flaring passion. In The Valley Below will be heading out on tour this summer with a stop in San Francisco on August 2nd at the Rickshaw Stop alongside label mates Flagship.