SOFTER FACES DUE OUT MARCH 1 VIA KANINE RECORDS
“Some of the most heartsick synth-pop since Cocteau Twins.” - Noisey
“Grandiose, all-encompassing shoegaze that stretches to the ends of the earth” - Stereogum
“Hazy, widescreen pop with emotive smoky vocals” - Brooklyn Vegan
"Slowdive just returned, but shoegaze music was already in good hands
with Living Hour." - NPR
PHOTO CREDIT : Chelsea Neufeld // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Winnipeg’s Living Hour will release its sophomore LP, Softer Faces, on March 1 via Kanine Records. A follow-up to their highly-praised 2016 S/T debut, it features the haunting, ethereal vocals of lead singer Sam Sarty accompanied by lush, expansive instrumentation.
Today, the band shares lead single "Bottom Step", a hazy, hypnotic track with a wistful vibe. The song is available across all streaming platforms today.
“Bottom Step” Single Artwork // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Living Hour has been expanding since their humble basement beginnings in 2015. Now a quintet, rounded out by Gil Carroll (guitar), Adam Soloway (guitar, vocals), Alex Chochinov (drums, trumpet, orangelle), and Brett Ticzon (bass, vocals), Living Hour’s emotive vocals, intricate harmonies, with dreamy washes of guitar, bass, keys, and horns sees the band pulling from many genres to create their own diverse vibe that's intimate, honest, and vulnerable.
Softer Faces 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. Sarty finds that, "Sometimes people are a little turned off and not living in the now or being present. I find that when you perform, it's one of the most present moments that you can be in. You're living in the hour." The band is currently wrapping up a North American tour -- see below for upcoming dates.
LIVING HOUR ON TOUR
10.26: Toronto, ON - Monarch
10.27: Hamilton, ON - Mill's Hardware
10.28: Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House