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LIVE VIDEO: “Summer Smog” (Church Session)
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MUSIC VIDEO: “Seagull”


Living Hour shares a live video for “Summer Smog,” filmed in La Forestière, France in an abandoned church. Watch it via Brooklyn Vegan. The band also launches an extensive tour tonight in St. Paul and will head back to Europe at the end of the month. 


Living Hour began in the basements of South Winnipeg, writing dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown. Blending bright shimmering guitar pop with thick casio drones and uniquely powerful, smoky vocals, their sound washes over you like  the soundtrack to the best parking lot makeout session of your youth.  Watery echoes of gorgeously sung melodies, psychedelic interlocking guitar, and huge driving crescendos create an enchanting wall of blissful dream pop.

Living Hour contributed two songs to

Family Portrait II, a vinyl compilation put out by Art is Hard Records (Bristol/London) in April 2015, and released a super limited edition cassette of their debut s/t album with Tree Machine Records (Bloomington) that same month. The band released their debut album world-wide with Lefse Records (Portland) on February 19, 2016.

What the press is saying about Living Hour:

“Winnepeg, Manitoba’s Living Hour make hazy, widescreen guitar pop, with Sam Sarty’s emotive, smoky vocals propelling things. (Fans of The Concretes, Widowspeak or Beach House, listen up.)” -Brooklyn Vegan

“their sound is as wide-open and dreamy as the sky over rural Canada at night.” -Stereogum

“(They are) making some of the most heartsick synth-pop since Cocteau Twins. We’re talking sweeping casios, massive hooks, and lovey-dovey feelings big enough to float on.” -Noisey

“Right from the get-go, with “Summer Song,” minimalism is the order of the day, and it’s a decision that pays off.” -PASTE



09/02 – St Paul, MN – Macalaster College
09/03 – Fargo,ND – The Aquarium
09/15 – Winnipeg,MB  – The Burton Cummings Theatre
09/16 – Clearwater,MB – Harvest Moon Festival
09/17 – Minneapolis, MN – House Show
09/18 – Chicago, IL – RutCorp
09/19 – Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
09/20 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
09/21 – Toronto, ON –  The Drake Hotel
09/22 –  Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal
09/23 –  Amherst College –  Hitchcock Residence Hall
09/24 –   New Brunswick, NJ – J House
09/25 –  Brooklyn, NY – Silent Barn
09/28 – Stuttgart, DE – Galao
09/29 – Wiesbaden DE – Kreativfabrik
10/01 – Dresden, DE – Beatpol
10/02 – Prague, CZ – 007 Club
10/04 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
10/05 – Paris, FR – Le Pop-Up Du Label
10/06 – London, UK – Slaughtered Lamb
10/07 – Derby, UK – Hairy Dog
10/08 – Manchester, UK – Fallow Cafe
10/09 – Leeds, UK – Wharf Chambers
10/10 – Cardiff, UK – The Big Top
10/13 – Baden, CH – Royal
10/14 – Nyon, CH – La Parenthese
10/16 – Berlin, DE – Maze


Living Hour
Living Hour
Street Date: Feb. 19, 2016
Buy it here 

Track List:

1. Summer Smog
2. Seagull
3. This is the Place
4. Steady Glazed Eyes
5. There is no Substance Between
6. Mind Goodbyes
7. Miss Emerald Green
8. Feel Shy