Valley of the Giants (band)

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Valley of the Giants
Origin Lanark Highlands, Ontario, Canada
Genres Post-rock
Dream pop
Years active 2002-2004
Labels Arts & Crafts
Members Brendan Canning
Charles Spearin
Deirdre Smith
Anthony Seck
Sophie Trudeau
Raoul Tangeuy

Valley of the Giants is a Canadian post-rock supergroup[1][2] composed of members from Broken Social Scene, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion, Do Make Say Think, Shalabi Effect and Strawberry.[3] Stylistically, Valley of the Giants blends rock with elements of folk and world music.[4]


Valley of the Giants formed in Lanark Highlands, Ontario, Canada, in early 2002, and included instrumentalists Brendan Canning, Charles Spearin and Anthony Seck, singer Deirdre Smith, violinist Sophie Trudeau and Raoul Tangeuy. In 2004, the band released an album, Valley of the Giants: Westworld. which received a mixture of positive to negative reviews.[5] [6][2] The album was produced by Seck and mixed by John Dooher.


  • Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene, hHead)
  • Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think)
  • Deirdre Smith (Strawberry)
  • Anthony Seck (Shalabi Effect)
  • Sophie Trudeau (Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Godspeed You! Black Emperor)
  • Raoul Tangeuy



  1. ^ "The Top 50 Instrumental Releases of 2004". The Silent Ballet, Jordan Volz
  2. ^ a b "Valley of the Giants". Dusted Reviews, Feb. 25, 2004
  3. ^ "Valley Of The Giants — Valley Of The Giants". Chart Attack - Feb 10, 2004
  4. ^ "Valley of the Giants". AllMusic Review by MacKenzie Wilson.
  5. ^ "Valley of the Giants". BabyBlaue, review by Jochen Rindfrey, 2010.
  6. ^ "Valley of the Giants Westworld". Pitchfork, review by Sam Ubl. February 19 2004

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