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Seattle's The Blue Hour Announce 'Always' Album, Tease First Single 'One More Mystery'

Seattle's The Blue Hour Announce 'Always' Album, Tease First Single 'One More Mystery'


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Blue Hour presents their new single 'One More Mystery' ahead of the release of their new album 'Always'. This 11-track offering is replete with swoons whirling the listener into the ether, wisped along with sonic elements cherished by fans of Kate Bush, This Mortal Coil, Marissa Nadler, Dead Can Dance, and Chelsea Wolfe. This new release comes on the trail of their 'Kyoto Songs' single, featuring a beautiful rendition of The Cure classic 'Kyoto Song'.

Living near Seattle, Brian and Marselle Hodges have been inspired by their life amongst the moss and mud and the ferns and forests of the Pacific Northwest, their raw mix channeling the purely natural and the esoteric via The Blue Hour.

Blending traditional folk melodies with dream pop, ethereal wave and synthpop, the result is ethereal folk-noir that is unique to them, charged with haunting ambience and some classical structures. This potent cocktail creates an otherworldly and hypnotic effect, focusing on texture and rhythm and beautiful discord ... and most of all magic.

The Blue Hour was born of glamor and squalor. Brian and Marselle met as teenage street kids, sleeping in abandoned buildings and dancing the nights away in Seattle's new wave clubs. After many lost years, they again reunited and began creating music together. The band has seen several incarnations since founded in 1993 by multi-instrumentalist Brian Hodges. Originally intended to be a side project to psychedelic goth band Black Atmosphere, The Blue Hour released several albums of "romantic ethereal neofolk" between 1998 and 2001 for European independent labels Perun and Big Blue.

Brian Hodges put his music on hiatus until 2016, when he again began writing in order to teach the craft to their daughter. That project became the band's new single "One More Mystery", which saw the addition of Marselle's voice and melodies - creating the gold seam that ran right into their new album 'Always'.

Over the years, Brian and The Blue Hour have played with numerous seminal goth, new wave and neofolk acts, including The Church, Sex Gang Children, Gitane Demone, Unto Ashes, Sol Invictus, and In Gowan Ring.

Co-written and performed by Brian and Marseille, the two also share vocal duties on the 'Always' album. Maria Grig also contributes strings on three tracks: 'One More Mystery', 'Block the Sound' and 'Lost Landmarks'. Written and recorded between December 2016 and June 2017 at the Piksie Nest and Rabbit Hole, this album was mastered by Wade Alin at Standard Mastering.

While not making music Brian Hodges works as a lawyer, researcher, and non-fiction writer. His fiction has been published by New Lit Salon Press, the Bearded Scribe Press, and Liquid Imagination, with his work having received acclaim in niche literary circles.
The Blue Hour will be released on October 27, but is already available for pre-order via the band's own Bandcamp.

"Delivering a mesmerizing sound that blends the best of Kate Bush and This Mortal Coil... The Blue Hour have inherited the passion and aesthetic of 4AD's golden years - haunting, deep, and richly melancholic with seamless production" - Big Takeover Magazine

"Seattle's The Blue Hour picked up a heavy sonic shovel, with which they have managed to fill in that void created with the dissipation of so many of the bands we loved from the early 4AD days. 'Always' is a great introduction to a band that will certainly remain on our radar" - The Record Stache

"Heirs to that magic pop of the 80s in which Cocteau Twins had so much to say, transmute, and seduce, now, can be found in the Blue Hour… Their evanescent melodies, while transcendent, ask for passage through fire, make way to your heart and are placed in the chamber of your brain, so that they are fired again and again" - Rooted Sounds

"Following the pulse and thrum to clubland once again. Of neon words from poets past. The beat drove us on to the edge of wild dreams, But nightlife breathes us in again" - Fire on Rooftops

"Many fragile and lunar emotions flow from the music, always on the razor's edge, on the verge of going under at any moment, but that keep a proud and vengeful poise" - Heimdallr Magazine

"A blend of haunting, beautiful, and melancholic... an impeccable job" - Indie Band Guru



TRACK LIST
1. One More Mystery 04:32
2. Fire on Rooftops 04:14
3. And When I Wake Up 03:26
4. Come Find Me 03:40
5. Block the Sound 03:12
6. A Ghost Walked in Antwerp 01:34
7. On the Wall 03:46
8. False Moon Glow 04:48
9. A Tree Stands Alone 03:16
10. Tower Over Me 03:45
11. Lost Landmarks 03:05




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