Peter Valelly Feature Archive

The hype surrounding Night Moves' debut landed them on the roster of esteemed UK indie label Domino Records. Now, the band returns with a revamped and re-recorded take on the album. (10/15/2012)
This week we kick off another fall member drive here at The Current, but that doesn't mean there's nothing else exciting going on. Check out some of the great new music we've added to our mix from artists like Tegan and Sara and A.C. Newman alongside relative newcomers Dark Dark Dark and Lavender Diamond. (10/04/2012)
A decade ago, Grizzly Bear was the moniker for vocalist and keyboardist Ed Droste's bedroom recordings. Today, Grizzly Bear is a four-piece band four albums deep into a career as one of indie rock's defining voices. (10/01/2012)
Britain's Alt-J burst onto the scene earlier this year on the strength of their single "Fitzpleasure." (09/23/2012)
Legendary animator Chuck Jones would have turned 100 today. In celebration, enjoy one of his most enduring shorts, the Bugs Bunny-does-Wagner parody "What's Opera, Doc?" (09/21/2012)
Brother Ali is a local hip-hop icon who's been in the game for over a decade. He stopped by The Current studio to chat with Barb Abney about his new album and play a few songs. (09/18/2012)
On "Coexist," the xx has largely opted to continue exploring the musical landscape they sketched out on their 2009 debut. It's a wise choice. (09/17/2012)
The sprawling Brooklyn-based group Antibalas has a core of eleven members but frequently incorporates other musicians, with each collaboration adding unique wrinkles to the band's funk and jazz-inflected Afrobeat sound. (09/11/2012)
The State Fair is the center of attention this week, and with good reason, but we've also quietly been adding some great, varied new music to our mix on The Current. Check out new songs from Bob Dylan, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Muse, and more! (08/30/2012)
Expect to hear some old-school funk from an amazing new compilation that's coming out. Plus, you'll be introduced to Swiss-German newcomers BOY and hear new music from indie press darlings the xx, famed singer-songwriter Van Morrison and wide-eyed weirdo Dan Deacon. (08/23/2012)
Over the last six years, Baltimore-based duo Beach House has quietly honed a lovely, enveloping sound. On their fourth album, "Bloom," the band delivers the best music of their career. (08/13/2012)
Twin Shadow takes the sounds of New Wave and post-punk and weaves them into a sleek and somber take on contemporary indie-pop. (08/07/2012)
We've added a bunch of excellent music to The Current's mix of songs this week, including returns from one of our favorite newer artists and one of our favorite older ones. (08/07/2012)
Dirty Projectors, the shapeshifting herd of arty indie-rockers led by oddball mastermind Dave Longstreth, have crowned the strange and surprising first decade of their existince with their smart, accomplished fifth full-length Swing Lo Magellan. (08/07/2012)
August always tends to usher in a little wistfulness, and here are four new songs we're playing on The Current that might give you a little perspective on the season, including music from Aimee Mann, Dinosaur Jr. and more. (08/01/2012)