You know that hazy sort of in-between when you’re drifting in and out of not-quite-awake and not-quite-asleep, floating somewhere beneath bliss and clean sheets? That’s kind of what listening to Living Hour’s freshly released “Hallboy” feels like. Minus, you know, the part where your iPhone alarm brings said dreamscape screeching to an annoyingly abrupt halt.
Think of the track as the lovechild of Joan Jett’s “Crimson and Clover” cover tangled up with Alvvay’s “Archie, Marry Me.” Steady percussion and bass set a hypnotic pace that lull the listener into a shoegaze-y trance. Swelling brass pushes through the sleepy soundscape, an unexpected sonic choice that coaxes you gently from dreamland and back into the real world.
“Hallboy” is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Softer Faces, due out on March 1 via Kanine and available for preorder here.
Listen to the song below, along with Living Hour’s 2016 Daytrotter Session, and check out the band’s tour dates further down.
Living Hour Tour Dates:
01 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Fallout
02 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Hideout
03 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop
04 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ MOTR
05 – Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
07 – New York, N.Y. @ Pianos
08 – Roanoke, Va. @ Billy’s Barn
09 – Savannah, Ga. @ Savannah Stopover
10 – Athens, Ga. @ World Famous
12 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW, Melted Magazine Showcase 8:30pm
13 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW, Flitch Fest 5pm
14 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW, Bungalow Break Out West 3pm
15 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW, Lazarus Brew Co 12pm
16 – Salado, Texas @ Barrow
18 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Lunchbox
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Factory
23 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Starboard Tack
25 – Billings, Mont. @ Kirks Grocery