News: VALI S.C to Release Debut EP

VALI S.C (VALI pronounced Valley) is the project of Los Angeles’ Kenneth Elkin. Elkin, formerly of Sextile, delivers hazy, futuristic vapors, and weaves together a Golden State-inspired smoke that is nostalgic enough to be appreciated by the overlooked, unsentimental listener who recalls a sunnier, more mystical California.

The To Set The Sea in Wolves Teeth EP, to be released digitally and on cassette February 28 via Cercle Social Records (Soft Kill, Chameleons, Asylum Party), Elkin brings a guitar saturated, five-song opus that builds a transformative sonic bridge from the dark path of crime and drug use of Elkin’s past into a new era of love, light, freedom, and ultimately, recovery. Taking influence from My Bloody Valentine, early 4AD, and coldwave, the new EP is also dedicated to the memory of Eddie, a former Sextile bandmate who passed away from a drug overdose.

Ultimately, VALI S.C is a rebirth and a proper burial of the past transgressions and an exciting reintroduction to the artist.

Listen to “Sub/vert” on Bandcamp here.

About the track, Elkin says, “Sub/vert is about Infinite sustain, and a sense of permanence, it’s what allows me to continue to find my child like self. Infinite sustain in those guitars. It’s what inspires me to be able to create. The stillness of the universe and being in the direct center of that is chaos.”

Artwork is by Shaun Durkan (Weekend/Soft Kill) and mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering. Two tracks offer production from Esli Sugich.

Preorder the digital now wherever you download. You can order the cassette here: cerclesocialrecords.bigcartel.com.

Photo by Carmen Dorame

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