AM FOST LA MUNTE SI MI-A PLACUT // LA VALE - LTD. TRANS BLUE W/MULTICOLOUR SPLATTER
RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2022
Sometimes a band is just built to rock out with few frills, and we welcome that with open arms and ears. Check out the first two and a half minutes of opener “Ne Cerem Scuze Pentru Disconfortul Creat” for a stellar example of no-nonsense, impactful mid-tempo melodic rock. It’s got a hook that can take up residence in your brain for an entire day and never wear out its welcome. Bathe in the glorious, airy fuzz-metal of “În Caz De Forță Majoră” to feel the same kinds of sensations you felt when you first fell in love with Pelican or Cloudkicker back in the day. Look to “Nu Mai Comandăm De La Ăștia'' and be reminded of how triumphant and inspired post-rock can be when it ascends to that elusive apex moment for even a handful of moments. Or, look at the closing track “Să Zică Și Băieții” for a textbook example of how to end an album with purpose and an empathic exclamation point. La Vale shows the band actually fulfilling the action described in their name - they took a long and challenging journey to the top of their own mountain, explored, discovered, and returned to tell of their enjoyment. We’re certain you’ll hear that message loud and clear.