Valleys Ukrainian Federation, Montreal QC October 2

Valleys Ukrainian Federation, Montreal QC October 2
Montreal's Valleys seem like they make music at night. All three members of the band have an extremely shy stage presence, and one almost gets the feeling while watching them that they're voyeurs at a starry jam session. Thus, Valleys are humbling to watch, playing so succinctly that they give off the type of aura that only a true collective can, working together through an unexpected juxtaposition of chaos and tranquility. Tranquility is an appropriate word, too - at one point all three members of the band played guitars, getting rid of percussion, their respective finger-picking transforming into a cohesive mass of slow sound that led the crowd out into the night.