When synth-and-guitar duo Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail's In the Valley Below played Alternative Buffalo’s summertime Kerfuffle in 2015, they were one of a cavalcade of indie-pop acts on a steamy Canalside afternoon – but they still stood out.
The dueling sexual tension and energy. Brooding cuts off breakthrough debut “The Belt” shined and amplified for a live outdoor audience. Gail’s smoky coo above Jacob’s fuzzed guitar on Spotify smash “Peaches.” Those that didn’t know the band before its performance certainly remembered it after it, and for three years have awaited the duo’s next move.
On the band's next Buffalo date - July 14 - it will release “Elephant.” The five-song EP – highlighted by the thumping “Bloodhands (Oh My Fever) – shows an act on a continued trajectory from its previous work. This is good news for those hypnotized by its previous Queen City appearance.
But for those subsisting on secondhand accounts of a musical couple’s live presence and pulsating creations? Get to the Waiting Room for an introduction to its pleasingly ethereal sound.
In the Valley Below with Flagship and Mutual Friends: 7:30 p.m. July 14 at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo). Doors are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$18 (Ticketfly).