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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE | AFM

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Single Serving - Living Hour - Miss Emerald Green"

Like a daydream of a beach vacation, “Miss Emerald Green” by Winnipeg’s Living Hour is ethereal, sweltering and tropical. Indeed, the atmosphere is starry and psychedelic but there’s a warm current of sweeping, beach-side melodies flowing just beneath the surface. Close your eyes, take a listen, and let the current carry you out to sea. We’re excited to hear more. - Turntable Kitchen

"Living Hour – “Steady Glazed Eyes” (Stereogum Premiere)"

Living Hour hails not from England but Winnipeg, and their sound is as wide-open and dreamy as the sky over rural Canada at night. “Steady Glazed Eyes,” one of Living Hour’s contributions to the split, demonstrates their prowess with that gauzy, celestial shoegaze sound. - Stereogum

"Some Velvet Mixtape: 2014 in Reverb, Delay and Distortion with a Hint of Melody"

Canadian five-piece Living Hour make shimmering guitar pop that owes more to the first wave of psychedelia than any of its more recent incumbents. Still in their infinite stages as a band having formed only last year, current single 'Miss Emerald Green' radiates an elegant charm befitting of a band who describe themselves as 'A refreshing dream pop chandelier. - Drowned In Sound

"New Canadiana - Living Hour - Steady Glazed Eyes"

Mom wants to know when you’re coming home. Living Hour, on the other hand, have a different plan in mind. Transformed from Velvet Underground cover band into four-piece heartbeat, Steady Glazed Eyes pulses in suspended dream time on the distant shores of a universe powered by organ fuel, pedal dust and romance. - Weird Canada

"EP Grab Bag"

It is thoroughly seeped in 60s psychedelia and the neo-psych of Echo and the Bunnymen-esque bands. They never get fast or guitar-heavy, remaining more dreamy and blissed out - Space Rock Mountain

"Interview with psychedelic shoegaze band Living Hour"

Lately, psychedelic music in Canada has been on the rise. Montreal, Canada's music capital, has even seen the emergence of a psychedelic music festival, the Montreal Psyche Fest. What makes this growing scene exciting is that the acts feature a diverse array of musical influences and forms. Bands are weaving different but complementary styles of music into their own such as shoegaze, chillwave, bedroom pop, electronic, punk, folk and goth. Acts like Cocobeurre (Montreal), DOOMSQUAD (Toronto) and Saffrons (Nova Scotia) each create a unique atmosphere, from the serene to the surreal.

A fairly new entrant to the Canadian music scene, Living Hour, is brandishing its own version of psychedelic shoegaze. Vocals lathered in reverberation, trance-inducing guitar progressions, and slow but danceable rhythms comprise their latest recorded offering, Steady Glazed Eyes. Hailing from Winnipeg, the band is made up of Sam Sarty, Gil Carroll, Adam Soloway, and Alex Chochinov. Recently, we took some photos of the band and asked them about their influences, creative process and more.

LondonFuse: Steady Glazed Eyes unequivocally features a psychedelic vibe. How did you guys arrive at the sound for this?

LH: A combination of all of us being influenced by something in one way or another psychedelic. Music, movies, nights at the planetarium. We play a lot off each other and spend a lot of time messing around with a lot of reverb and delay effects on our guitars and an organ and repeat the same chord progression over and over. We thought it would sound nice to make Sam’s voice seem like it was very far away. We recorded with J Riley Hill at Mortfell Recording in Winnipeg after hearing the Blisters album that he recorded which sounded very cool.

LondonFuse: Are there any distinct themes or motifs you tried to explore in the lyrics for Steady Glazed Eyes or Horse Field Manson Parties?

LH: Not really. Steady Glazed Eyes was inspired by the song Tea Lights by the band Lower Dens. The chorus of that song goes “tea lights in the sand, tea lights in the sand” but it always sounded like “do you like to ascend” to me. Horse Field Mansion Parties was written last summer and is about horses entertaining in their barn. Sam usually changes the lyrics countless times until she finds a way that she likes to sing them.

LondonFuse: Who or what are some of your influences?

LH: Velvet Underground, Girls, Beach House, Mazzy Star, Blisters.

LondonFuse: How would you describe your creative process?

LH: It is different every time but basically Gil writes a song and we all learn it and expand it and play it over and over again until we figure out the sounds we like. We practice in the basement of the Real Love Winnipeg house.

LondonFuse: Who did the video for Steady Glazed Eyes? And how did you end up working with them?

LH: Our friends at O.N.A.N video Nich Taylor and Lucas Pingitorie. We know them from playing shows with their band PAINCAVE. Filming the video was a lot of fun. Nich made us go into the side room so we wouldn’t distract Sam, and Adam ordered a pizza. All of the PAINCAVE videos are very cool too.

LondonFuse: How’s the Winnipeg creative scene treating you guys?

LH: Really well. Winnipeg has tons of cool bands and a growing psychedelic scene. We have had a great time playing shows here and we are recording our album here this summer which is coming along nicely. We have had some really great artists like Kelly Campbell and Lauren Vogel make posters for shows and for our single who are from here too.

LondonFuse: How did you guys get together?

LH: We started off as a side project from the first band that Alex and Gil played in, Alex wanted to play drums. We were just a two piece until we met Sam at University of Winnipeg and she started to sing and play trombone and keyboard. We have been playing music with Adam for ever and he filled in playing bass for us for a few shows but when we started the band he had a big trip to Asia planned out so he was too busy but when he got back from his soul searching he officially joined. Dave also lives at the Real Love house so bringing him in to play bass was super natural and sweet. - London Fuse

"Living Hour: Steady Glazed Eyes"

Living Hour is a Winnipeg-based rock outfit who play hazy tunes tinged with psychedelia. They’re working with a couple different labels to release their eponymous album, but it won’t be available digitally until 2016 (I’ve heard it, it’s pretty damn good). Tree Machine Records (based in Indiana) will be releasing the album on April 23 on a cassette run limited to 200 copies, and Art is Hard Records (based in England) will release the album on vinyl in 2016. Pretty exciting stuff.

The female singer calmly sits on a chair framed by questionably living flora, belting out the hazy lyrics (‘steady glazed eyes / stare at the sunshine’ is pretty much all I can make out) as a bunch of coy-lookin’ sunglass-sportin’ dudes stare at the camera. The shots mostly rely on a psychedelic projection on the faces of the band members and some clever rainbow visual effects – at one point, there’s a pretty crazy image of some sort of bird of prey spreading its wings in shimmery glory. The imagery fits the music pretty well – not too active, not too presumptuous, just full of feels and aesthetic.

Keep up with Living Hour on social media and stream more music on their bandcamp. - No Smoking Media

"Family Portrait Part II"

Back in 2012 we released a four way split featuring Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Keel Her and Gum .. we christened it Family Portrait with the idea of gathering together four bands that shared a similar ethic for a debut vinyl release. Three years on and the rest, as they say, was hiss'ory.

We're now ready to announce pt. II and have carefully chosen another four great bands, put them on vinyl for the first time and are very excited to see where they might go from here. Our new friends and family members are Bruising, Fruit Bomb, Living Hour and Abattoir Blues.

As with the first volume of Family Portrait, you can pre-order with our new AIH shirt (designed by the ever wonderful Kieran Gabriel).


Pressing Information
A1. Living Hour - Steady Glazed Eyes
A2. Abattoir Blues - Never Know One Again
A3. Fruit Bomb - Normcore Girlfriend
A4. Brusing - Ripped

B1. Abattoir Blues - Awake
B2. Fruit Bomb - Naked
B3. Bruising - Think About Death
B4. Living Hour - Summer Smog - Art is Hard Records

"Fresh Licks - Living Hour - Steady Glazed Eyes"

It was June 2012 that we shared an exclusive stream of Art Is Hard’s original Family Portrait release; a split release featuring Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Keel Her and Gum. It was exciting for us because we didn’t really get offered exclusives very much back then, but what was more exciting was the concept itself. As the label say, the idea was “to gather four bands with a similar sound and ethic and give them their first proper release.” Lovely stuff.

Fast-forward to, well, today and be greeted with the news that the format returns this year, with the release of Family Portrait II. A split 12″ housing new tracks from Bruising (who we recently described as the best new guitar band in the country), Abattoir Blues, Fruit Bomb (Ben from Nai Harvest) and Canada’s Living Hour. The full collection is set for release on April 27th, but you can get a wonderfully edible taster of it right now via Living Hours rather gorgeous ‘Steady Glazed Eyes‘. It’s our first run-in with the Winnipeg dream-pop troupe but we’re instantly smitten. A smartly evocative display which suitably drifts across its four minutes before burrowing its way in to your deeper consciousness. - GoldFlakePaint

"Day to Day, Living Hour"

From Canada came Islands, The New Pornographers, Wolf Parade, Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire, and many other greats widely renown to us American indie lovers. Today joining us from that country with the red maple leaf, and in collaboration with the golden trio, is Living Hour. We're working with Art is Hard Records from London to bring you group love on cassette, vinyl, and digital masters of Living Hour's self-titled debut LP.

Enjoy the 1st single from AIH's Family Portrait, Pt. II compilation on Stereogum, and listen to the 2nd single, "Miss Emerald Green," premiering today on Turntable Kitchen here.

We'll be releasing a limited 200 cassettes on April 23rd as the only medium to listen to the whole album while the band tours western Canada. Look forward also to the full release digitally and on vinyl in 2016 from Art is Hard.

Trust us, this collaboration wasn't easy, but everyone involved has been cordial and determined. Expect to see the band at the tour dates listed, and plan for Living Hour to make their way to the United States in late Spring.

Living Hour are touring Canada this spring:
04/23 Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
04/24 Regina, SK @ O’Hanlons Pub
04/25 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
04/26 Calgary, AB @ Broken City
04/27 Edmonton, AB @ Chess House
04/28 Golden, BC @ Rockwater Cafe
04/29 Kelowna, BC @ Fernandos
04/30 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria Hotel
05/01 Vancouver, BC @ Red Gate Arts Society
05/02 Victoria, BC @ Logans Pub
05/03 Nanaimo, BC @ Crace Mountain
05/05 Kamloops, BC @ Zacks Coffee
05/06 Calgary, AB @ Palomino
05/07 Lethbridge, AB @ Electric Eye Music Festival
05/08 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
05/09 Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol - Tree Machine

"Living Hour: "Miss Emerald Green" single, two tracks on "Family Portrait pt. II""

Canadian dream pop/shoegaze Living Hour, formerly known as The Hours, have a new single. Miss Emerald Green is a laid back, pastoral song drenched in echo. Chill out music with a rather impressive psych lead guitar.

Miss Emerald Green is a self-released single. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from their website.

They have contributed to tracks (Steady Glazed Eyes and Summer Smog) to the forhcoming release Family Portrait pt. II, a four way split between Living Hour, Bruising, Fruit Bomb and Abattoir Blues on Art is Hard Records (April 27th on black/white marble effect 12″).

Live dates:
04/23 Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
04/24 Regina, SK @ O’Hanlons Pub
04/25 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
04/26 Calgary, AB @ Broken City
04/27 Edmonton, AB @ Chess House
04/28 Golden, BC @ Rockwater Cafe
04/29 Kelowna, BC @ Fernandos
04/30 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria Hotel
05/01 Vancouver, BC @ Red Gate Arts Society
05/02 Victoria, BC @ Logans Pub
05/03 Nanaimo, BC @ Crace Mountain
05/05 Kamloops, BC @ Zacks Coffee
05/06 Calgary, AB @ Palomino
05/07 Lethbridge, AB @ Electric Eye Music Festival
05/08 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
05/09 Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol
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Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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2016 Artist Survey: Living Hour
Gil Carroll, Alex Chochinov, Sam Sarty, and Adam Soloway on Trump, News Sources, and Favorite Movies
Feb 21, 2017 By Mark Redfern WEB EXCLUSIVE
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For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Gil Carroll, Alex Chochinov, Sam Sarty, and Adam Soloway of Living Hour. The Canadian band's self-titled debut album came out in 2016 via Lefse.

For our annual Artist Surveys we emailed the same set of questions to musicians about Trump and the election, 2016's deaths, self-driving cars, Stranger Things, first kisses, scary movies they shouldn't have seen as a child, which Friends character they are most like, and much more.

Pick up or download Under the Radar's Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue for Artist Survey interviews with Amber Arcades, Austra, Faris Badwan of Cat's Eyes and The Horrors, Boxed In, Caveman, The Charlatans, Cursive, Lucy Dacus, The Dears, C Duncan, Sadie Dupuis of Sad13 and Speedy Ortiz, Dutch Uncles, Ezra Furman, Robyn Hitchcock, The Invisible, Justin Lockey of Editors and Minor Victories, Lost Under Heaven (LUH), Lush, Midlake, Phantogram, The Range, Springtime Carnivore, Sunflower Bean, Surfer Blood, TEEN, The Thermals, Nick Valensi of CRX and The Strokes, Jenn Wasner of Flock of Dimes and Wye Oak, and Yuck.

Top 10 Albums of 2016

1. Hello Shark: Delicate
2. Weyes Blood: Front Row Seat to Earth
3. Cass McCombs: Mangly Love
4. Forth Wanderers: Slop
5. Florist: The Birds Outside Sang
6. Mutual Benefit: Skip a Sinking Stone
7. Iansucks: Don't Give In to the Bad Feelings
8. Parquet Courts: Human Performance
9. Teen Suicide: It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir the Honeypot
10. Jenny Hval: Blood Bitch

2016 was regarded by many as a fairly tough and negative year. Was it also a hard year for you personally? If so, how? And also what were the high points for you?

Gil Carroll: We are super lucky to live in Winnipeg with a really nice and supportive music and arts community. Being surrounded by so many good people and cool shows happening makes even difficult or confusing times not so bad. It's been a super fun and exciting year for the band. We had the two really nice tours in the U.K. and Europe and saw a lot of the U.S. and got to play some amazing venues. We also released our first album and made a fairly trippy music video, so that has all been delightful.

Sam Sarty: The energy around the year has absolutely been shaky. We went on a few tours, which were a highlight for sure, but there were undoubtedly some feelings of tension surfacing from time to time, especially when we were in the States around late October. Seeing Trump signs appear in dorm windows was a bit discouraging. But that being said, touring around has also proven there to be a lot of resilient folk out there who won't let one year's events push them back. I think everyone is dealing the best they can with all the highlights and lowlights of this year.

What are your thoughts on how the U.S. presidential election played out?

All: Watching from Canada, it was pretty shocking and eye opening, and set off alarms for us to re-evaluate how comfortable we are living here. Trump's win seemed like a very backward step for pretty much everything we stand for (inclusivity, diversity, tolerance, understanding, opportunity for all etc.). It made us realize how much more prevalent hatred and intolerance are than we wanted to believe, and that it is critical for us to do our part to address that hatred and intolerance. We feel a lot less complacent about living in Canada now. Trump's victory made us realize that something like that could happen anywhere and we need to be more wary of fringe political groups gaining steam.

Sam: I had a lot of hope to see the first female president, but that soon was replaced with uncertainty and fear. I was disheartened by the daily spewing of hatred and sexist remarks that arose in the campaign. I felt completely stunned that language like this was surfacing and worse being taken seriously. The whole thing has me reevaluating how I can trust in anyone or anything again. "Public" figures and media outlets feel so twisted and true information contorted and far away, it's no wonder a basic trust in anything is damaged along the way.

Let's discuss Donald Trump. What does the rise of Trump tell you about America in 2016? What concerns you most about a Trump presidency? How do you think his presidency might personally change your life? What message do you have for those who voted for Trump? What actions will you take over the course of the next four years to either protest a Trump presidency or support it?

All: It feels like Canada is a nice bubble in a world of scary shit. From our perspective as a small touring band from Canada, before the election, it seemed like the world was going the right way and there were increasing opportunities for equality and diversity. But then it totally popped! Now there is a fear of the same thing happening in Canada. We need to do our best to support the kind of world that we want to see. We can work towards that by being supportive of those most negatively impacted by Trump and his politics so that they know that they have support and a voice. It is really important for us to push back against people who say racist, sexist, and bigoted comments, and stand up and let them know that it is not okay. There needs to be solidarity with the most impacted communities. In terms of the band, there are already a lot of barriers for us to come to the U.S. to tour and we're sure it won't get any easier. Trump not believing in Climate Change also will affect us a lot. There is still no snow on the ground in Winnipeg when I am writing this and it is quite alarming. Where's the snow???

What reality TV star would you have rather been elected president?

All: Padma [Parvati Lakshmi] from Top Chef.

If you were president, what would you try to accomplish in your first 100 days in office?

All: First we would deport Trump to Mars. Provide universal healthcare, abolish the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, increase funding to Planned Parenthood, abolish student debt, make university tuition free, provide women with longer maternity leaves, and save available abortion clinics. Legalize weed, reform the American schooling system, try to make schools better, pay teachers more. Legalize being topless everywhere for everyone. Possibly have a national nude day. Make P2 work visas free for all Canadian bands. Throw a free music fest with Slowdive headlining at The White House.

What are your thoughts on Brexit and the future of the European Union? To what extent do you think the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump were motivated by the same factors?

All: Fits the narrative of how the world is moving. Seems like it is obviously motivated by a lot of the same factors (including blind intolerance) that Trump capitalized on in the U.S.

We lost three highly influential music icons in 2016. What are your thoughts on the passing of David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen? And what are your favorite albums by each artist?

Gil: Leonard Cohen: New Skin for the Old Ceremony. David Bowie: Hunky Dory. Never really listened to Prince that much but I've listened to Purple Rain and thought it was pretty cool! It is sad but interesting when an influential artist dies. These artists were so uniquely talented they were able to change the way people think, feel and understand life, death, and everything in between. With both David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, they put out albums really close to their deaths which is a unique thing to be able to do—to put out a piece of work before they die, about death, knowing that they have real influence and that so many people will hear it and feel those emotions, thoughts, and ideas, is a pretty powerful thing. They both made music that was simultaneously tragic and beautiful which is something I think most artists strive for.

What do you think Prince and Bowie's afterlife project sounds like?

All: Trip hop.

Which Friends character are you most like?

Gil: Phoebe's free spirit brother.

Sam: Ross.

What scary movie did you see way too young as a child, how'd you end up seeing it, and does it still scare you now?

Alex Chochinov: I saw Jaws when I was 5 years old. I love the movie but I still won't go in the ocean, or a lake for that matter.

Adam Soloway: My brother was watching Silence of the Lambs when I was 5 or 6 and I remember walking into the room right as Anthony Hopkins bit the prison guard's face off and then beat the other one to death. I'm more scared now than I was then.

Sam: Probably The Ring or something along those lines. The Sixth Sense was also a big one. I still question if people are ghosts or not on a daily basis.

Are you ready for self-driving cars and a more automated future?

Sam: A favorite pastime is dreaming about future technology, ask my YouTube history. Self-driving cars would be great. Eliminate road rage, prevent distracted accidents, hopefully have a great learning software across different brands of cars. Automated things are fascinating, but also terrifying. I don't want my toaster spying on me. I don't want water to need Wi-Fi.

Alex: No, scared.

Adam: No, they can't be trusted. Automation is cool sometimes, but not if it turn us into mindless zombies.

Tell us about the most memorable fan encounter you had this year.

Sam: Probably a show we had in Calgary, where a person with dripping wet hands (?) kept walking up to me (wasted) trying to high five my face and keyboard at the same time, repeating a persistent "swooping-arms-action" that went up and down for at least an entire song. I was refreshed by the some speckles of water that hit me in the process.

Gil: This couple in Toronto that came to see us who had known about us from our very first ever demo when we were still called The Hours. It felt very cool to know that some people really care about our music.

Tell us about your first kiss.

Gil: We played a lot of questionable kissing games at summer camp.

Sam: Mine involved a countdown and some dunkaroos.

Under the Radar has been around for 15 years now, since December 2001. How do you feel the music industry has most changed in that time, both for the better and the worst?

Gil: Social media has been a huge change for bands. We have been able to discover and connect with so many cool artists and bands and labels all over the world just by sending a simple message and sharing music. I feel lucky to be a band that can connect with like-minded musicians and inspiring artists so easily.

Adam: Agents can send 10 emails in the time it takes to make one phone call; bands can send demos to 100 labels in 10 minutes with zero budget; publicists can send out thousands of press releases at a time; etc. I think it's a great thing. DIY touring, too. Playing in some random-person-from-the-Internet's basement is so weird and cool and you couldn't do that 15 years ago.

Which Stranger Things character do you most relate with? Why?

Sam: I guess 11, but also Barb, as I too cannot shotgun a beer.

Which news source did you trust and turn to the most this year, in particular during the U.S. election?

Gil: Democracy Now.

Sam: I watched a lot of YouTube excerpts from "political comedy" type shows. Maybe not the most unbiased accurate information source, but the usual news channels/papers were beginning to get to me. I didn't know who to trust anymore with what information was coming from where. So I thought, "Hey, let's at least try to laugh with what's going on and not feel completely terrible watching 2016 unfold." Some sources included Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Democracy Now, CBC, The Guardian, and Huffington Post.

What do you miss most and least about the touring lifestyle when you're not on the road?

Sam: The daily movement into something new and unknown. I miss being able to start a day in say, Fargo, then end up in Chicago by the end of it full of "you'll-probably-only-see-this-once" experiences and sights. Something I don't miss is living out of a duffle bag and not having a van dog :(.

Gil: Playing shows every night, going for brunch everyday, meeting amazing and talented artists everyday, seeing new beautiful things everyday.

Adam: European cheese, New York pizza, the American free pour of whiskey. I will never miss staying on people's pizza-crumb couches, though.

What's usually the biggest stumbling block to your happiness?

Gil: All the sadness in the world and people not being treated equally. The reality of so many people feeling helpless in the world.

Sam: My own self-criticism. It's hard to talk to yourself with kindness and encouragement sometimes. I'm learning to change my inner dialogue towards more positive places and without any fictional self-made boundaries.

If you could travel back in time, which historical or personal event would you most like to change and why?

Gil: Trump winning the U.S. Election.

Sam: Hitler's birth.

What band, besides your own, has the best name?

All: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Sparklehorse, Casiotone For the Painfully Alone.

What's usually the first thing you do when you wake up and the last thing you do before you go to sleep, beyond the obvious tasks?

Alex: Smoke...and smoke.

Gil: Checking to see if we got any new Facebook page likes.

Adam: Check my emails to see if Sub Pop has signed us yet.

Sam: Pillow talk, with myself.

What's your all-time favorite movie?

Gil: Dazed and Confused.

Adam: Moonrise Kingdom or The 25th Hour. Anything with Ed Norton, he's my hero.

Sam: Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

What would be the worst punishment the devil could devise for you in hell, if he exists?

Sam: Having a thumb where thumbnails don't stop peeling. Biting your lip in the same place over and over again for eternity, but only subtly across the days spent in hell, never expected, always happening when you think it's finally done.

Gil: Playing a show with terrible uncontrollable feedback throughout the entire set every night.

What song would you like to be performed at your funeral and who would you like to sing it?

Sam: Perfume Genius performing "O Magnum Mysterium" mashed up with their song "AWOL Marine."

Gil: Stars of the Lid playing their album The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid.

Adam: "Fourth of July" by Sufjan Stevens sung by Fred Penner.

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Sink into the drowsy guitars and blissful, washed-out textures of Winnipeg’s Living Hour. The band made up of dream-pop revivalists’ atmospheric and pillowy melodies are coloured by psychedelic accents and the enthralling coos of vocalist Sam Sarty. Brushed-Snare Beats, droning reverberations, and wobbly romanticism conjure up a tranquil and exploratory state of mind. The band's debut album was released in February 2016 by Lefse Records/Fat Possum. 

“Winnipeg rockers Living Hour dream big with grandiose, all-encompassing shoegaze that stretches to the ends of the earth...With gauzy guitar hooks and wide-open, drifting vocals, Living Hour wear their heart on their sleeve, and “Seagull” will no doubt pull on heartstrings. It is equal parts scuzzy noise and charming dream-pop.”


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