Valley Lodge biography
Valley Lodge is a power pop band from Brooklyn, New York.
Valley Lodge came together when John Kimbrough, former singer-guitarist for Minnesota power pop band Walt Mink, met up with comedian/musician Dave Hill (formerly a member of bands such as Cobra Verde, and Sons of Elvis) to compare the home demos they were working on.
Joined by bass player/singer Phil Costello (Satanicide), and drummer Rob Pfeiffer (Sense Field) and inspired by bands such as Cheap Trick, The Raspberries, Thin Lizzy and Big Star, they released their eponymous debut in 2005. The album proved particularly popular in Japan even getting a re-release with bonus tracks in 2008. The band went on to tour there in March 2009.
The band released their second album, Semester at Sea, on April 21, 2009, containing 10 new songs by the band and a cover of Bob Welch's '70s hit, "Sentimental Lady".