Valley Lodge is an American power pop band from 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, Raspberries, Thin Lizzy and Big Star, they released their eponymous debut album 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 ten new songs by the band and a cover of Bob Welch's 1970s hit, "Sentimental Lady". At that time, Eddie Eyeball (2 Skinnee J's) joined the band on bass guitar/backing vocals, and Phil Costello switched to guitar.
Valley Lodge's songs "Over It" and "All of My Loving" were featured in episodes of the sitcom Cougar Town. The band's song "Coming Around" was also featured on the sitcom Raising Hope. Their song "The Door" was used in a commercial for the GMC Sierra truck. "All of My Loving" is the theme song for Dave Hill's podcast, Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident. Recently, "All of My Loving" was also featured on a Sonic commercial for their hot dogs.
Valley Lodge's third album, Use Your Weapons, was released on September 3, 2013. A video for the first single "Go" was filmed in Los Angeles in July 2013, and directed by Tim Fornara. "Go" is also the theme song for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO.
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