The Artist: Houston-based indie rock band The Valery Trails.
The Album: Buffalo Speedway, the band’s second LP, which drops April 29.
Fun Fact: Vocalist/guitarist Andrew Bower and his brother, bassist Sean Bower, are natives of Brisbane, Australia. The band recorded the album in Australia and mixed and mastered it in the United States.
Songwriter Says: “I’m not quite an American songwriter, but the songs on the album are American songs,” Andrew Bowers tell us. “They come from my experiences of living in the U.S. for almost a decade now and also from an epic four-month road trip around the country that I took several years before I ended up living here. We recorded in Australia, and some of the touchstone influences we talked about during the session were some of our all time favorite Aussie bands, but then I brought the tracks but to the U.S. and traveled to Brooklyn for mixing and mastering, so the process really reflected the trans-Pacific nature of the band itself.”