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Everything about Winnipeg’s Living Hour has been expanding since their humble basement beginnings. 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, set for release March 1, 2019 on Kanine Records. This quintet is led by the smoky, ethereal lead vocals of Sam Sarty, who starting singing in choirs at a young age, and includes three voices, guitar, trombone, brushed percussion and boundless effects. Living Hour creates their own sonically diverse and unique vibe that will appeal to fans of Grizzly Bear, Beach House and Slowdive. With a more collaborate songwriting focus and added maturity, Softer Faces boasts the band’s best songwriting to date. With its lush sounds, healing energy and intricate instrumental and vocal melodies, it is a beautiful album that commands attention. The emotive vocals, glittering guitar interplay, and horn arrangements wash over you with an irresistible calm.