DOORS: 8PM | SHOW: 9PM | 21+
in the late 1990s clay parton and dove amber started recording songs full of hiss, fuzz and dismay on shitty four track machines to take themselves to the moon and beyond. after releasing a 7” on seattle’s up records and collecting most of the songs from crumbling tapes for their first full length (stratosphere), they added jason albertini as a third pilot. after recording a few more records at home and only playing a handful of shows, they disappeared from earth for a decade and a half. now the three have returned from the void of space.
a box set of previously released recordings is available from numero group.
a new record comes out in 2019 on muddguts.
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.
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.