Premier: Hibou shares new video for "An Hour Of Vision"

July 23, 2019

Photo by George Baker

It was just more than a year ago that Seattle band Hibou released their sophomore full length albumSomething Familiar. Now, the band is already back with their third LP, Halve, which will be available this Friday, July 26th via Barsuk Records.

Over the last couple of releases Hibou has done a great job pairing their brand of indie dream-pop nostalgia with equally stunning, thought provoking, and stylized visuals in their music videos.

Today we dive deeper into those visuals in the premier of the excellently sobering new Hibou music video for “An Hour Of Vision”.

“In ‘An Hour Of Vision’, I sing about the seemingly endless stretches of time that pass while I am completely detached from reality” said Peter Michel of Hibou. “This separation from the earth has embedded itself into my routine, & the anxiety that follows has become a machine that uses memory and temperament for fuel.”

While Michel’s feeling of a “separation from earth” may be the driving force beind the song, the imagery and message in the video come from a place that is all too real.

“The video for ‘An Hour Of Vision’ was inspired by the societal and environmental pressures people experience to look, act, or be a certain way. Most often these expectations are unrealistic” said Video Director Ryan Zemke. “While making the film, the ambition was to not only shed light on a struggle that is often taboo, but also make the audience consider how they treat and understand their peers and strangers on a regular basis.”

Hibou will be on tour for the next month in support of their new album Halve, starting with a show this Wednesday (7/24) at Chop Suey here in Seattle. All current tour dates listed below:

July 24th - Seattle WA  @ Chop Suey 

July 25th - Spokane WA  @ Bartlett 

July 26th - Missoula MT  @ VFW 

July 29th - Minneapolis MN  @ 7th Street Entry 

July 30th - Chicago IL  @ Subterranean 

July 31st - Cincinnati OH  @ MOTR Pub 

Aug 1st - Indianapolis IN  @ Melody Inn 

Aug 4th - Philadelphia PA  @ Ortlieb's 

Aug 5th - New Haven CT  @ Cafe 9 

Aug 6th - New York NY  @ Mercury Lounge 

Aug 7th - Washington DC  @ Pie Shop 

Aug 8th - Asheville NC  @ Mothlight 

Aug 9th - Atlanta GA  @ Drunken Unicorn 

Aug 10th - New Orleans LA  @ Gasa Gasa 

Aug 11th- Houston TX  @ White Oak Music Hall 

Aug 12th- Austin TX  @ Hotel Vegas 

Aug 13th- El Paso TX  @ Nature House 

Aug 14th- Phoenix AZ  @ Rebel Lounge 

Aug 15th- San Diego CA  @ Space Bar 

Aug 16th - Los Angeles CA  @ Hi Hat 

Aug 18th- San Francisco CA  @ Bottom of the Hill 

Aug 20th- Portland OR  @ Liquor Store