The best parties happen at night. Just ask Death Valley High. Crafting the perfect soundtrack to a romp in the dark, the Northern California quartet—Reyka Osburn [vocals, guitar], Adam Bannister [drums], Huffy Hafera [bass], and Sean Bivins [guitar]— artfully merges traditional goth magic and modern alternative majesty, co-mingling cinematic rock, new wave, and dance music on their 2016 full-length CVLT [AS FVK]. The album title quite fittingly sums up their headspace.
The boys always incorporated a gothic sensibility, but they fully embrace it on CVLT [AS FVK]. Since the release of 2013’s Positive Euth, Death Valley High logged over two years on the road, touring alongside everybody from Mindless Self Indulgence and ††† (Crosses) to Filter, Orgy, and Vampires Everywhere! That experience left an indelible imprint on the band.
Ultimately, CVLT [AS FVK] stands out as a nocturnal necessity for Death Valley High.
“We wanted to make an album of songs you feel in your gut and that make you get up and move,” Reyka leaves off. “This has a take the night back vibe. We’re inviting you to the party.”