Daylong Valleys of the Nile is a side project of various members, past present and future, of the band Lavender Diamond. A couple of years ago Jeff Rosenberg (who has played with Pink and Brown and Young People as well logging three years with the LD) got together with Lavender Diamond’s keyboardist Steve Gregoropoulos for purposes of writing punk songs for small children. At the time, Rosenberg had a small child and Gregoropoulos did not, so when Gregoropoulos turned in songs like “Drugs Are for Your Parents”, the project was put on hold temporarily. Cut to early 2010 – at this point Rosenberg’s son was sufficiently grown to allow for more liberal songwriting (although Gregoropoulos’s wife was by then eight months pregnant). The two got back to work on the songs, which now were mysteriously transformed into adult, or at least adolescent, creations that contained hints of early Eno, Ultravox and 70s glam. Under all that, the magical Lavender Diamond rhythm was bubbling up, so Ron Rege was immediately contacted to bring the beat and with him came Jeff Kwong of Bedroom Walls on bass, himself a veteran of two LD tours, and Daylong Valleys of the Nile sprang to life. Ten songs were recorded in a crazy two day weekend and will be available at some time in the future.