Valet – The Glamour is Contagious (Independent)
Valet’s sleek pop is tinged with slight sadness and delivered with a knowing voice. Clean guitars drive the simple, airy melodies. Spacey keyboards add dimension to the songs. The songs are sometimes slow to hook but easy to listen to and absorb. All Valet’s lines are straight more like power pop’s conventions than indie rock’s uneven jerks. The laid-back mood of the record makes the songs seep in unnoticed. Before you know it, you’re halfway through the album. Recommended for putting on while you’re reading. 1 and 6 are so swell.