Peter Valelly Feature Archive

You may recognize Jessie Ware's gorgeous, anthemic single "Wildest Moments" if you attended our public music meeting; it's one of the songs we tested out with listeners like you at that event that we've gone on to add to our on-air mix. (02/28/2013)
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Sacrilege," the first single from their forthcoming fourth album <em>Mosquito</em>, is a jagged, unpredictable tune that combines many of the strengths the band has demonstrated over their 13-year evolution (02/27/2013)
Eels, the shape-shifting and long-running band that serves as a vehicle for the neuroses, quirks and fascinations of singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, have entered the eighteenth year of their prolific and always-surprising career. (02/22/2013)
"Retrograde," which you'll hear on The Current starting this week, builds on the avant-R&B of James Blake's debut, but steers clear of the out-there electronic wrinkles that usually characterize his production. (02/20/2013)
In so many ways, Jimi Hendrix is the archetypal rock legend, the incendiary and tragically short arc of his career etched in stone and enshrined for generations to come. (02/12/2013)
Last Saturday night, the UK-based band My Bloody Valentine suddenly released <em>m b v</em>, the long-awaited follow-up to their 1991 masterpiece <em>Loveless</em>. (02/07/2013)
Yo La Tengo are one of indie rock's longest-running and most prolific acts &mdash; active since 1984, they've humbly churned out over a dozen full-lengths and seemingly countless EPs and singles. (02/04/2013)
It seems inevitable that Otis Redding's voice -- a singular and distinctive instrument imbued with grit, warmth and character -- would come to embody soul. (02/04/2013)
Los Angeles' Dawes, the indie quartet behind Current favorites such as "When My Time Comes" and "Time Spent In Los Angeles," announced details of a new album earlier today. (01/29/2013)
Cincinnati indie quartet Walk the Moon swung by The Current to take over our airwaves... and grace us with a lovely acoustic performance of their single "Tightrope"! (01/25/2013)
For Baltimore's Beach House, 2012 was a whirlwind year the cemented their reputation as one of indie rock's smartest and most talented bands. Enjoy these live tunes they recorded in Baltimore and sent along to The Current. (01/11/2013)
The Current had the pleasure of hosting many great bands and musicians in our studios throughout 2012. Find out which of these performances were our most-viewed and most-read. (12/19/2012)
2012 saw not one but two releases from prolific, Chicago-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Andrew Bird. (12/17/2012)
On The Current this week you'll hear a power-pop anthem, a stylistic curveball and an ominous ballad whose wisdom and grace could only come from a seasoned veteran. (12/11/2012)
Feast your eyes and ears on some of the great songs we've started spinning lately, including a new Christmas anthem, an unexpected collaboration, a welcome return and a long-anticipated solo debut. (12/06/2012)