KANSAS CITY, MO. – KC Psych Fest resumes last year’s tradition of sponsoring semioccasional non-festival events in support of the psychedelic music scene in Kansas City. A special March 22nd show at miniBar will feature performances by Winnipeg-based dream-pop band Living Hour and supporting acts Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type and New Baboons.
Living Hour, performing the first leg of a thirty city tour in support of their debut self-titled release on Lefse Records (Youth Lagoon, Neon Indian, Weed, How to Dress Well, Absolutely Free), arrive in Kansas City with much anticipation. Their dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown, blend shimmering guitar pop with thick casio drones and uniquely powerful, smoky vocals. Watery echoes of gorgeously sung melodies, psychedelic interlocking guitar, and huge driving crescendos create an enchanting wall of blissful dream pop. Stereogum declared that “Winnipeg rockers Living Hour dream big with grandiose, all-encompassing shoegaze that stretches to the ends of the earth…With gauzy guitar hooks and wide-open, drifting vocals, Living Hour wear their heart on their sleeve, and “Seagull” will no doubt pull on heartstrings. It is equal parts scuzzy noise and charming dream-pop.”
Local support is by buzzworthy band Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type and rock & roll outfit New Baboons. Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type will grace the stage with their take on dreamy indie rock following multiple performances at SXSW in Austin, Texas and in preparation for a new EP to come out in mid-2016. New Baboons are an up-and-coming rock band that manage to harness the sound of vintage ‘60s psychedelic rock and bring it to ‘90s Pavement and Sebadoh.
Check out the Facebook event page for more details on this show.