My pick for the most criminally overlooked Twin Cities band of the early 2000s, melodious mid-tempo indie-rockers Valet never quite got their fair shake on the national stage despite a deservedly strong local following. Listening to their two albums today, it's still a head-scratcher they didn't break big. Bands like Death Cab for Cutie rode a similar formula of literate story-songs and angular guitar ear worms to mainstream stardom, and Valet sound every bit their equal on cuts like the mesmerizing... More >>>