Living Hour

BAMM BAMM Presents

Living Hour

BAMM BAMM Presents Living Hour with Alms

Thu December 1 8:00 pm

Resident DTLA 428 South Hewitt Street - Los Angeles, CA 90013

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21+

BAMM BAMM Presents Living Hour with Alms

BAMM BAMM Presents

Living Hour

with Alms

Living Hour is Sam Sarty, Gilad Carroll, Adam Soloway, and Brett Ticzon. Someday Is Today, the group’s third full-length effort, features contributions from three producers: Melina Duterte (Jay Som, Chastity Belt), Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, Snail Mail), and Samur Khouja (Cate le Bon, Regina Spektor).

Someday Is Today is Living Hour at their most pensive and longing. It was recorded over seven straight days during the depths of a Manitoba winter, with the band cocooned in sounds as the temperature hit -30 outside. “It’s a grind, and it’s incredibly challenging in a frustratingly beautiful kinda way,” Sarty says of their local environment. “It pushes you to keep going, to keep finding glimmers to move forward. A silver piece of wrapper sticking out a snowbank becomes your altar. The big grey sky gets me giddy.”

Sam Sarty’s lyrics – pulled from journals, iPhone notes, and napkin scribbles – come suffused with reflections on disassociation, human interactions with technology, and a poignant contemplation of life in liminal spaces.

The band’s sound grows to warm and earthy new perimeters on Someday Is Today with lush and generous instrumentation. The album thrives by keeping enough connection across its sonic and thematic palettes to feel like one cohesive world. The songs on Someday Is Today feel bound by something bigger than themselves; an energy that flourished in spite of it all, a human connection that grips just strongly enough even when pushed to its frayed, unreachable extremes.

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Alms was started in 2018 by Roman Zangari as a recording outlet for some songs he had written while attending college in Santa Cruz. Once he finished school and moved back to LA, it grew from a solo-project into a real band with the addition of Tristan Walczak & Ellington Peet. Alms self released their first collection of songs titled “Dogpile”, in the fall of 2019. The record largely dealt with themes such as anxiety, disillusionment towards the future, and how uncertainty has become a defining characteristic of the times. Sonically, it incorporated elements of shoegaze, grunge and post-punk into a mix of sentimental, guitar-centric alternative rock, via the likes of "Built to Spill' and 'Pixies'. 
 Since then they have released a slew of singles and EP's, culminating in a 4-song EP titled "Somehow, Always," in June of 2021. Written and recorded during the early days of the Covid 19 Pandemic, "Somehow, Always" marked a shift in the band's approach to songwriting and saw them moving away from the more dissonant and abrasive sound of their first recordings, to something more earnest and immediate. The by-product of a severe period of self-reflection, the songs on "Somehow, Always" hold a magnifying-glass up to past relationships, friendships, and identity, with brutal honesty. The band is currently set to release a follow up EP in the summer of 2022.

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428 S Hewitt St

Los Angeles, CA