Living Hour Announce New LP + Release Single w/ Jay Som

I have a feeling that if you’re writing about best tunes for the week, this new Living Hour track definitely has to be up there (if not, one of my favorite tunes of the month). I got hooked on the crashing guitar opening, but love the contrast as the tune quickly slides into a more mellow space, leaving lots of room for notes to ring sharply in your ears, allowing all those notes and vocals to kind of hang in the air. All that said, the song eventually slides back into the heavier notes, but I love how the mix keeps it heavy, though quiet; the vocals still have their dreaminess, even when coated with the distortion. A perfect balance between fragility and noise awaits you. The group will release their new LP, Someday is Today via Kanine in September.

Feelings Meeting Share New Single

There’s a really special release coming out on Friday, and I’m not sure how many folks will be listening, so I want those of you who lean to well-crafted pop to lend a careful ear to Feelings Meeting. The Montreal outfit will release Feelings Store on Friday, so they wanted to share one last teaser single. This song shows great restraint, choosing to build careful nuance into the tune rather than hit you with a swelling chorus or the like. Slight vocal pitches indicate the song’s movement, with little flourishes of texture shimmering just behind the front of the mix…all leading to the atmospheric close that wrap’s up the song’s brilliance. Enjoy.