Releasing: The Valley by Carlton Hesston

We're Carlton Hesston, and we're glad to have your attention. After recording our debut album, The Border, we spent a year and a half developing new material and playing it for the best crowds a band could ask for, and doing it plenty of times. We've been so lucky. During the latter end of this year and a half, we began finally recording the material, as well as some new songs. The result has been: The Valley.

Our twelve song sophomore album is now finished, and we couldn't be happier if we won an ice cream eatin contest in the middle of July in Arizona during the hottest summer on record. We've dug into ourselves to make this for you, found our softest and darkest, loudest and lovinest. All that's left is putting it to a physical and digital format for auditory consumption- and that's where we can work together.

We're not asking you to keep the dream alive, or pay our bills so we can self-indulge in our art to our heart's content. We'd like you to listen to The Border, and watch our music videos, and come see a show if you haven't. If you want to hear what comes next, pitch in $10 and you'll get a digital copy and a free sticker. Pitch in $20 and you'll get that and a signed copy of the album.

We're Carlton Hesston, and we appreciate the hell out of ya.


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