Sam Valdez is a fusion of shoe-gaze and vintage Americana indie folk. Embodying the best of both genres, she creates dreamy, yet haunting atmospheric soundscapes that resonate with her listeners. Valdez grew up at the edge of the Nevada desert, in Las Vegas and credits the desert as a major influence in her writing and composing. The vastness and solitude of desert life is apparent throughout her writing, with cinematic resonance and euphoric arrangements. Valdez's debut 5-track EP, Mirage is presented here on 45RPM 12" vinyl courtesy of Nevado Records. "The song, ‘Farther Away' has a very haunting, cinematic quality that flows evenly throughout. It sounds open and vast, reminiscent of her Nevada desert upbringing," writes KCRW.