Hour | photo by Julia Leiby | courtesy of the artist
Hour teases new Anemone Red LP with the breathless minimalism of “Something I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You”
There are six people in Philadelphia’s Hour, though you might not guess that from listening to their recordings. These players — which include Abi Reimold, as well as Michael Cormier and Pete Gill of Friendship — are masters of haunting minimalism, open space, and autumnal melancholy, as we heard on their 2017 record Tiny Houses. This fall the band returns with its sophomore album, Anemone Red, out November 2nd on Rochester label Lily Tapes and Discs, and the band just released a teaser song from it.
“Something I’ve been meaning to tell you” is three minutes of breathlessly paced guitar, a heartbeat drum rhythm, and other atmospheric touches that the band says are inspired by Alice Munro’s eponymous collection of short stories. Listen to the song below, grab a pre-order of the tape here, and see Hour play its release show for Anemone Red at Beacon in West Philly on Thursday, November 8th. Tickets and more information can be found here.