I Living Hour vengono da Winnipeg ed escono per Kanine Rec. Li seguiamo dal loro splendido debutto del 2016, fortemente influenzato dai padri dello shoegaze, ma già capace di far intravedere, attraverso brani del calibro di "This is the place" delle venature slow core di grande gusto e personalità. Con il recente "Softer Place" approfondiscono ancora di più la loro morbida popedelia, che sconfina in una delicato dream-pop. Le chitarre e le melodie giocano a rincorrersi, intrecciandosi con sorprendenti fiati e ritmi lineari di dolcezza soporifera.
What started as a quartet is now a quintet, though still led by the smoky, ethereal lead vocals of Sam Sarty (vocals, trombone, keyboard), who started singing in choirs at a young age. With her strong vocal backbone, musicians Gil Carroll (guitar), Adam Soloway (guitar, vocals), Alex Chochinov (drums, trumpet, organelle), and Brett Ticzon (bass, vocals) are able to shine.
Three voices, guitar, trombone, brushed percussion, and boundless effects sees Living Hour pulling from many genres to create their own sonically diverse and unique vibe.
Due out March 1 via Kanine Records, "Softer Faces" follows up to their highly praised 2016 S/T debut, featuring haunting, ethereal vocals accompanied by lush, expansive instrumentation.
It was produced by Kurt Feldman (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chairlift, DIIV, Dum Dum Girls) in Living Hour’s hometown and mixed by Jarvis Taveniere (Real Estate, Woods, Blouse, Widowspeak) at Thump Studios in Brooklyn.
Known for their mesmerizing and deeply moving live show, Living Hour has toured Europe, the UK and North America.
Their performance captures the dreamy, emotional power of the band’s recordings, creating a mesmerizing, unforgettable, cathartic, and deeply moving live music experience.