Thunder in the Valley were a Twin Cities, MN USA-based rock group that crafted songs primarily in a genre that could only be described as "ragtime rock." Warning on their Myspace page to not call them "Old Time-y," Thunder in the Valley still put a heavy emphasis on ragtime-style pianos paired with high tempo guitar rock. After releasing an album and two EPs, the band called it quits via their Myspace page on New Year's Day, 2008. Their lead singer and drummer both relocated to California. The other former members of Thunder in the Valley have formed a new band called, Leisure Birds.