“Water” Living Hour

Living Hour have shared their new video for “Water”, the track is off the Canadian band’s forthcoming release, Softer Faces. For the video, Living Hour worked with director Ryan Steel.

Ryan Steel on “Water”:

“”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 Periods of rest and the textures of winter were captured on the outdated medium of 16mm film.”

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, available March 1, via Kanine Records.

Living Hour is lead vocalist 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).

Softer Faces 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.

From Sam Sarty:

“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.”

Living Hour
Softer Faces

Bottom Step
I Sink I Sink
Before You Leave
No Past
Slow Shines

Living Hour
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