‘Tis the Season for More Saints of Valory

As 2011 draws to a close, I’m starting to put together my “best of” lists for the year, and I can say with absolute certainty that Austin’s Saints of Valory will top a number of them.  They were my favorite new band discovery this year… So, it makes me merry that the fellas put out an original holiday ditty to finish out the year!

“Winter Lights” sparkles with everything I love about this band’s music…questioning, self-reflection provoking lyrics, sticky choruses, lovely guitar interludes (and a striking little organ intro) … and builds to this gorgeous crescendo of a children’s choir and a snappy military snare breakdown.  Of course, Gavin’s plaintive vocals are huge, as always. It’s timeless enough to be played year round, honestly, but definitely wrapped in a great little holiday package, complete with a meaningful message and jingle bells.

And the video is gorgeous, too.  There’s something about the golden light that just lends itself to the song… Love the drummer boy outfits and the paper confetti cannons!

Pick up your copy of “Winter Lights” and get on board this year with Saints of Valory.  By this time in 2012, they’ll be shining for the world to see.

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Queen City Gets Some Saints

Mark your calendars, Charlotte. Monday, July 25, a lil’ five-star musical morsel is descending upon the Queen City.

Saints of Valory is coming to our town.

*insert excited squeal*

First they are doing an End Session over at 106.5 at 2:30 PM.  You can enter to get an exclusive invite to the End Session over at 1065.com.

Then, they’ll be playing a set at Crown Station Pub on Elizabeth that evening.  For $5.  It’s highway robbery, really, but take ’em up on it. Get out and support an incredible, fresh new act.  I promise you a full on rock show that will leave your ears smoking and your face melted.

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