Peter Valelly Feature Archive

Experimental rock trio Liars' career has been defined by nomadic wanderings, both geographically and sonically. Formed in L.A., the group relocated to Brooklyn, shed a few members and wound up in rural New Jersey, and eventually made their way to Berlin, before returning to L.A. (07/23/2012)
Here's a taste of the new music we've added to our mix of songs this week on 89.3 The Current, featuring new music from Bloc Party, Stars, Band of Horses and more. (07/18/2012)
British band Hot Chip has made a career out of exploring the collision point between heart-rending indie rock, cleverly self-aware pop and spastic, dancefloor-ready electronica. (07/13/2012)
This week and last, we've added a bunch of new music to The Current airwaves from a mix of artists old and new. Check out a sampling of some of the new songs you'll hear on the station, from artists like The Avett Brothers, Blur, Brother Ali and more. (07/11/2012)
Illinois-born, California-based singer-songwriter Lissie (born Elisabeth Maurus) earned breakout success with her debut album "Catching a Tiger," a searing collection of bluesy pop and indie folk powered by the songstress' immense vocal talent. (07/11/2012)
Portland, Ore. folk-rock troupe Blitzen Trapper have been exploring the boundaries and possibilities of Americana for over a decade now, releasing a half-dozen full-lengths and winning the hearts of the national indie scene along the way. (07/08/2012)
The New York City-based quintet the Walkmen have cemented their status as one of indie rock's most accomplished and talented acts in the ten years since they released their debut album. Their jagged, post-punk influenced sound has steadily mellowed and expanded, and singer Hamilton Leithauser's songwriting has matured as well. (07/01/2012)
This week, 89.3 The Current has added an excellent and varied array of new tracks to the mix of music on our airwaves, from improbable collaborations to returning vets, rising noise-rockers to local indie-poppers. (06/26/2012)
Check out the new music that we've added to our mix here at the Current this week, including with new music from buzzed-about acts like Twin Shadow as well as indie staples like Superchunk. (06/21/2012)
Some great new music for you to hear on The Current this week, including new tracks from Fiona Apple, Brendan Benson, Bear in Heaven and a few more. (04/25/2012)
California-based singer-songwriter and fiddler Sara Watkins first rose to fame as a member of the popular and prolific progressive bluegrass trio Nickel Creek in the '90s and early 2000s. Watkins is set to release her second solo album, "Sun Midnight Sun," on May 8th on Nonesuch Records. (04/22/2012)
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have been playing, recording and releasing music together since they were both in their teens. Their sophomore release, "The Lion's Roar," features guest appearances from Joe Pernice and Conor Oberst and was released in January. (04/09/2012)
Brooklyn-via-Missouri indie-rock six-piece White Rabbits, known for their dynamic and unpredictable live performances and emotionally textured songwriting, have returned with their third full-length album, "Milk Famous." (04/07/2012)
British rockers Kasabian emerged at the height of the early-to-mid-2000s British indie hype wave alongside peers like The Libertines, The Music, The Coral and more. Last year, the band released their fourth album, "Velociraptor!," which was hailed by critics and fans as a major artistic step forward for the band. (04/04/2012)
Shabazz Palaces have rapidly gained fame and adoration for making some of the most inventive and alien-sounding hip-hop in recent memory, but the Seattle rap outfit didn't come out of nowhere. In fact, the group's MC and central figure Ishmael Butler has been in the game for nearly two decades, first catching listeners' attention as a member of celebrated alt-hip-hop pioneers Digable Planets in the '90s. (04/03/2012)