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Vallory Falls Deliver Their Debut Album ‘To Save You’

The Vermont pop-punkers Vallory Falls are delivering a debut album true to their heart-on-the-sleeve ethos, To Save You.



Vallory Falls, photo by Brian LaClair

Pop-punkers Vallory Falls have delivered their debut album, To Save You, true to their heart-on-the-sleeve ethos. The Vermont band combines different flavours of punk and alternative rock into a collection of songs focused on introspection, escapism and social uneasiness.

Kicking off the album with a bang, “Never Bailed” opens the floodgates with a mosh-worthy pace and hardcore-inspired chugs. It’s one of a few moments on the album that teeters on the edge of chaos before getting reined back in by the band. Vallory Falls’ journey as a group is as much a story on the album as the lyrical themes. From the band’s formation three years ago and a few lineup changes later, the group’s confidence and cohesion are clear throughout To Save You.

Tristan Gilliss (vocals & guitar) credited the band’s camaraderie with allowing an environment where they could experiment and create without judgment. “There’s a lot of cool shit you can do making records,” he said. “We have some gang vocals going on some tracks that we even got help from our friends.”

He continues, “We had them come over to the studio and scream a bunch and recorded some takes of them yelling in the opposite direction of the mic or right at the wall. Once you stop trying to record a song and instead make something exciting to listen to, all sorts of interesting things can happen.”

Inner monologues and intimate moments colour the album’s ten tracks. “Art School (Time To Leave)” reassures listeners, “It’s okay to feel like shit.” On the other hand, “Clown” boils over during its potent bridge where layered screams rise and yell, “Is that the joke?” Palm-muted guitar strums and percussion stop-starts confirm the band’s songwriting chops.

Whatever Man” holds a fiery frustration undoubtedly inspired by ’90s & ’2000s pop-punk staples like Sum 41 & blink-182. Singles “Rosie” and “Want Me Dead” draw on influential favourites like Modern Baseball and My Chemical Romance. Armed with punk essentials and emotional resonance, Vallory Falls is proving they deserve a spot among alt-rock and emo’s up-and-comers.

Vallory Falls – To Save You LP Tracklisting:

1. Never Bailed
2. Rosie
3. Want Me Dead
4. Art School (Time To Leave)
5. Clown
6. As Above, So Below
7. Whatever Man
8. Consistently Inconsistent
9. To Save You
10. New Years

Vallory Falls Summer Camp Tour Dates:

June 29 – To Save You Release Show @ Burlington Beer Company – Burlington, VT
July 5 – Peabody’s – Plattsburgh, NY
July 6 – Rendezvous – Turner Falls, MA
July 7 – Mountain Music – Rutland, VT
July 10 – Scottish Dave’s – Clinton, CT
July 11 – AS220 – Providence, RI
July 12 – Square Root – Boston, MA
July 13 – Penuche’s – Concord, NH
July 14 – BPM – Portland, ME

Vallory Falls ‘To Save You’ album artwork

Vallory Falls ‘To Save You’ album artwork

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