In The Valley Below Premiere Video For BLUE SKY DRUGS, Kick Off Alamo Drafthouse Tour Tonight

In The Valley Below Premiere Video For BLUE SKY DRUGS, Kick Off Alamo Drafthouse Tour Tonight

In The Valley Below has premiered a video for "Blue Sky Drugs" today via BrooklynVegan - a hand-clapped, electro-glam stomp, like a future-shocked Fleetwood Mac - in conjunction with the kick off The Pink Chateau Alamo Drafthouse tour tonight in Brooklyn, where they will perform the album/score live in front of the film, broadcasted over headphones. The Pink Chateau album and its motion picture companion will be arriving April 26 on Bright Antenna Records.

Discussing the single, In The Valley Below stated, "Blue Sky Drugs is inspired by old cheeky country duets. We learned every song from Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's cassette tape Making Believe, one time when we were staying at a cabin in northern Michigan."

In The Valley Below celebrated The Pink Chateau last month in Los Angeles with a multi-room, multi-sensory LA release event (photos here). The film is set to screen as an official selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 26, with Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob returning to Los Angeles for two more celebrations, April 29 - a full band performance at School Night/The Bardot [RSVP] - followed by a School Night presents screening of the film, May 1 at Neuhouse [RSVP].

The Pink Chateau film is the story of a young woman who follows a beautiful stranger into the countryside. What unfolds is a series of sensual and intimate tales in the form of a silent film set to In The Valley Below's new album. The film was written and co-directed by Angela, and filmed in and around a palatial estate in rural Michigan. A dreamlike diorama of interconnected musical vignettes inspired by vintage French erotica and the faded colors of 1970s films, each song on the record serves as a portal through which the film's enigmatic female protagonist confronts her most deep-seated desires. "It's a story of sexual discovery and freedom from taboo," Angela explains. "It's a fantasy of an inviting place where female sexuality is a beautiful curiosity and not a shameful secret."

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 & 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.

Alamo Drathouse Dates:

04/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse
04/14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Alamo Drafthouse
04/16 - Kansas City, MO @ Alamo Drafthouse
04/17 - Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
04/18 - Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
04/20 - Denver, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse
04/23 - San Francisco @ Alamo Drafthouse

Official Screening:
04/26 - Newport Beach, CA @ Newport Beach Film Festival

Full Band Performance:
04/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bardot/School Night

Official Screening:
05/01 - Los Angeles, CA @ School Night presents Neuehouse

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