LIVING HOUR’S SOFTER FACES OUT TODAY VIA KANINE RECORDS

BUY / STREAM SOFTER FACES HERE

2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE TODAY

“Pulling you along so gently...completely timeless sound.” - NPR All Songs Considered

“Steady percussion and bass set a hypnotic pace that lull the listener into a shoegaze-y trance. Swelling brass pushes through the sleepy soundscape, an unexpected sonic choice that coaxes you gently from dreamland and back into the real world.” - Paste (On “Hallboy”)

“Sam Sarty’s lead vocals graze atop a celestial wash of guitar strums, steady percussion, and swelling horns. It’s a melancholic, introspective ballad that ascends to a cathartic climax — a tantalizing hint of what’s to come, considering it’s the first track on the album.” - Stereogum (On “Hallboy”)

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Softer Faces Album Artwork // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, Winnipeg’s Living Hour share their new LP Softer Faces with the world. Out via Kanine Records, everything about the band has been expanding since their humble basement beginnings in 2015. What started with dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown has transformed into even more sprawling and expansive expressions on their latest effort.

NPR’s All Songs Considered notes that while the band can fit right alongside 90s heros Slowdive and Cocteau Twins, that Living Hour possess a “completely timeless sound” and one that pulls “you along so gently.” Softer Faces is available to stream and purchase on all platforms today.

Currently, Living Hour is in the middle of a winter / spring North American tour that includes a stop at SXSW and ends with a return home to Winnipeg in March. See full dates below.

BUY / STREAM SOFTER FACES HERE


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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.

WATCH AND SHARE “WATER” HERE

Softer Faces follows up to their highly-praised 2016 S/T debut, featuring haunting, ethereal vocals accompanied by lush, expansive instrumentation. The album 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."

WATCH AND SHARE “BOTTOM STEP” LIVE HERE

MORE PRAISE FOR LIVING HOUR HERE

“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

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PHOTO CREDIT : Chelsea Neufeld // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

TOUR DATES
03/01 - Minneapolis, MN - The Fallout
03/02 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
03/03 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
03/04 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR
03/05 - Washington DC - Songbyrd
03/06 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade  
03/07 - New York, NY - Pianos
03/08 - Roanoke, VA - Billy's Barn
03/09 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover
03/10 - Athens, GA - World Famous
03/12 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Melted Magazine Showcase 8:30pm
03/13 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Flitch Fest 5pm
03/14 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Bungalow Break Out West 3pm
03/15 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Lazarus Brew Co - Noon
03/16 - Salado, TX - Barrow
03/18 - Phoenix, AZ - Lunchbox
03/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Factory
03/23 - Las Vegas, NV - Starboard Tack
03/25 - Billings, MT - Kirks Grocery
03/28 - Winnipeg - The West End Cultural Centre

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SOFTER FACES TRACKLIST
Hallboy
Bottom Step
I Sink I Sink
Water
Before You Leave
No Past
Slow Shines
Inside
Most

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LIVING HOUR SHARES LP OPENER “HALLBOY”

LISTEN AND SHARE “HALLBOY” HERE

SOFTER FACES DUE OUT MARCH 1 VIA KANINE RECORDS

PRE-ORDER SOFTER FACES HERE

2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE FEB 16

“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

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PHOTO CREDIT : Chelsea Neufeld // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, Winnipeg’s Living Hour shares "Hallboy", the third single from their upcoming album, Softer Faces. Of the song, Stereogum says “Sam Sarty’s lead vocals graze atop a celestial wash of guitar strums, steady percussion, and swelling horns. It’s a melancholic, introspective ballad that ascends to a cathartic climax — a tantalizing hint of what’s to come, considering it’s the first track on the album.”

The band is in the middle of a winter / spring North American tour that includes a stop at SXSW and ends with a return home to Winnipeg in March. See full dates below.

LISTEN AND SHARE “HALLBOY” HERE

"Hallboy" Single Artowrk // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Everything about Winnipeg’s Living Hour has been expanding since their humble basement beginnings in 2015. What started with dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown has transformed into even more sprawling and expansive expressions on their latest effort, Softer Faces due March 1, 2019 via Kanine Records.

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.

WATCH AND SHARE “WATER” HERE

Softer Faces follows up to their highly-praised 2016 S/T debut, featuring haunting, ethereal vocals accompanied by lush, expansive instrumentation. The album 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."

WATCH AND SHARE “BOTTOM STEP” LIVE HERE

TOUR DATES
02/16 - Winnipeg - Festival Du Voyageur
03/01 - Minneapolis, MN - The Fallout
03/02 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
03/03 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
03/04 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR
03/05 - Washington DC - Songbyrd
03/06 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade  
03/07 - New York, NY - Pianos
03/08 - Roanoke, VA - Billy's Barn
03/09 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover
03/10 - Athens, GA - World Famous
03/12 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Melted Magazine Showcase 8:30pm
03/13 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Flitch Fest 5pm
03/14 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Bungalow Break Out West 3pm
03/15 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Lazarus Brew Co - Noon
03/16 - Salado, TX - Barrow
03/18 - Phoenix, AZ - Lunchbox
03/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Factory
03/23 - Las Vegas, NV - Starboard Tack
03/25 - Billings, MT - Kirks Grocery
03/28 - Winnipeg - The West End Cultural Centre

LH_LP_cover_SF.jpg


DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

SOFTER FACES TRACKLIST
Hallboy
Bottom Step
I Sink I Sink
Water
Before You Leave
No Past
Slow Shines
Inside
Most

LIVING HOUR ONLINE
WEBSITE
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM
FACEBOOK

KANINE RECORDS ONLINE
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TWITTER
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FACEBOOK

LIVING HOUR SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “WATER”, ADD MORE TOUR DATES

WATCH AND SHARE “WATER” HERE

BUY / STREAM “WATER” HERE

SOFTER FACES DUE OUT MARCH 1 VIA KANINE RECORDS

PRE-ORDER SOFTER FACES HERE

2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BEGIN JANUARY 24

“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

LH_web1_ChelseaNeufeld.jpg


PHOTO CREDIT : Chelsea Neufeld // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, Winnipeg’s Living Hour shares "Water", the second single from their upcoming album, Softer Faces. The band teamed up with filmmaker Ryan Steel for a short film to accompany the song.

Steel says: "'Water' is a video about winter in Winnipeg. The video was shot covertly on the streets and in the homes of friends and grandmothers. Liminal spaces such as buses, shopping malls, and arcades all percolate together. Periods of rest and the textures of winter were captured on the outdated medium of 16mm film.”

WATCH AND SHARE “WATER” HERE

BUY / STREAM “WATER” HERE

Everything about Winnipeg’s Living Hour has been expanding since their humble basement beginnings in 2015. What started with dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown has transformed into even more sprawling and expansive expressions on their latest effort, Softer Faces due March 1, via Kanine Records.

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.

Softer Faces follows up to their highly-praised 2016 S/T debut, featuring haunting, ethereal vocals accompanied by lush, expansive instrumentation. The LP 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."

WATCH AND SHARE “BOTTOM STEP” LIVE HERE

BUY / STREAM “BOTTOM STEP” HERE

TOUR DATES:

01/24 - Saskatoon - Black Cat
01/25 - Calgary - King Eddy
01/26 - Rossland - Eagles
01/29 - Edmonton - Aviary
01/30 - Regina - T & A Vinyl and Fashion
02/16 - Winnipeg - Festival Du Voyageur
03/01 - Minneapolis - The Fallout
03/02 - Chicago - The Hideout
03/03 - Bloomington - The Bishop
03/04 - Cincinnati - MOTR
03/05 - Washington DC - Songbyrd
03/06 - Brooklyn - Rough Trade
03/07 - Manhattan - Pianos - New Colossus Festival
03/08 - Salem - Billy's Barn
03/09 - Savannah - Savannah Stopover
03/11-15 - Austin - SXSW
03/16 - Salado - Barrow Brewing Co
03/18 - Phoenix - Lunchbox
03/22 - Los Angeles - The Factory
03/23 - Las Vegas - Starboard Tack
03/28 - Winnipeg - The West End Cultural Centre

LH_LP_cover_SF.jpg

DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

SOFTER FACES TRACKLIST
Hallboy
Bottom Step
I Sink I Sink
Water
Before You Leave
No Past
Slow Shines
Inside
Most

LIVING HOUR ONLINE

WEBSITE
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM
FACEBOOK

KANINE RECORDS ONLINE
WEBSITE
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM
FACEBOOK