Reverberating, dreamy soundscapes that will fill the room -- or simply the space between your ears. You, as the listener, will have to pick which emotions you identify with most on any given track, since a single track's lyrics can vary from triumphant to crushing in the space of a few minutes. Overall, it's a fantastic record that I'm glad I discovered. Easily recommended to someone who might want a surf-y, psychedelic shoegaze trip.
Favorite track: Steady Glazed Eyes.
Living Hour began in the basements of south Winnipeg, writing dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown. Blending bright shimmering guitar pop with thick casio drones and uniquely powerful, smoky vocals, their sound washes over you like the soundtrack to the best parking lot makeout session of your youth. Watery echoes of gorgeously sung melodies, psychedelic interlocking guitar, and huge driving crescendos create an enchanting wall of blissful dream pop.
Living Hour contributed two songs to Family Portrait II, a vinyl compilation put out by Art is Hard Records (Bristol/London) in April 2015, and released a super limited edition cassette of their debut s/t album with Tree Machine Records (Bloomington) that same month. The band will release their debut album world-wide with Lefse Records (Portland) on February 19, 2016