Living Hour released their excellent third LP Someday Is Todayearlier this year via Next Door Records / Kanine Records, and now they are sharing a new video for the album’s highlight, “Hold Me In Your Mind”.
It is an atmospheric, wintery and aesthetically beautiful piece, directed and edited by Ryan Steel.
On the new LP Someday Is Today Winnipeg band Living Hour maximize their sound on the “dreamy” side of things and go full into shoegaze mode with certain slowcore and ethereal elements. If you listen to it a couple of times back to back it really puts you in a light trance-like state and creates a very pleasant mood for the rest of the day (or even week).
To highlight or select singles from such a record is to do a disservice to it as this is one of those releases that is best listened to in its entirety and without breaks. All the tracks fit, complement each other, and create a strong perception of meaning to the work as a whole. A fantastic soundtrack for upcoming colder months as well.
The album was created by the band with the help of such producers and collaborators as Melina Duterte (also known as Jay Som, who appears on one of the songs), Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, Snail Mail), and Samur Khouja (Cate le Bon, Deerhunter).
Listen below and purchase the record here, out now via Kanine / Next Door Records.
The eponymous debut LP from Lucid Express (fka Thud) is lush, glimmering, and just beautiful. Even though their sound is not groundbreaking, the truth is still very simple — you don’t have to be super innovative or reinvent the wheel to create something this delightful.
Hong Kong five-piece masterfully crafts their take on shoegaze on this consistent, accessible collection of ten songs, none of which is a filler. Some of them will definitely find their way into playlists for garden parties or mild nights on the beach this summer.
Stream below and buy the record on Bandcamp, out now through Kanine Records and Middle Class Cigars.