Last week, bands Living Hour, Sour Widows, and Kolezanka played a show at Trans-Pecos. With Living Hour being here all the way from Winnipeg, I knew I couldn’t miss this show – especially after listening to their new LP Someday is Today.
Kolezanka opened the night with semi-psychadelic tracks reminiscent of Black Moth Super Rainbow (if they were a folk band). Their performance was steady, flowing, and full of melodic synth moments. Their sound actually fit the stage lighting at Trans-Pecos, feeling a bit like a calm disco for a laid-back night in Ridgewood.
Next was Sour Widows, an dynamic indie folk band from LA. They shared songs of grief, sorrow, and acceptance of the things we cannot change. With two vocalists, both doubling as guitar players, they delivered a layered sound of harmonies and emotional depth. I really appreciated their vulnerability as performers and musicians willing to share their art with the world.
Living Hour topped off the night with a range of songs from their catalogue, some soft and sweet and others more hard-hitting. I recognized a number of tracks from their new record, Someday is Today, songs like “Miss Miss Miss” and “Middle Name,” all synchronistically played to an attentive crowd. Between the number of people in Living Hour and how many times they handed off instruments, I was impressed by how in sync they were as a band.
My favorite song of the night by far was “Feelings Meeting,” their collaboration with Jay Som, which is a particularly airy track full of patient build-ups and dopamine-packed releases, I’d highly recommend checking out that song along with the new record.
Scroll down for pics of the show (photos by Juliette Boulay)