Although Americans enjoy making fun of Canadians, it’s just for show. We’re No. 1 fans of their syrup, 18-year-old drinking age, comedians and bands.
Canada’s latest up-and-coming musical export is Valleys, a Psychedelic Shoegaze trio from Montreal. Music and arts blog Brooklyn Vegan places the band’s debut album, Sometimes Water Kills People, “somewhere between early '70s Island Records folk and the Saddle Creek scene,” and their MySpace page says Valleys sounds like “Mountains of hiss, rivers of song.”