Valley — Last Birthday

Ontario: Top 10 of 2021

by Ben Boddez

Alt-pop quartet Valley’s latest EP is a celebration of new beginnings, set to some of the catchiest hooks you’ll hear all year and a heavy dose of lyrical nostalgia as vocalists Rob Laska and Karah James envision curling up in bed, listening to some Britney Spears and Nirvana, and watching reruns of Friends with that perfect person you don’t realize you’ve fallen for until it’s far too late to back out. The grungier elements lurking underneath provide an invigorating contrast.