Hibou - Something Familiar (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 269 MB
Label: Barsuk Records – BARK170 | Tracks: 10 | Time: 41:25 min
Shoegaze, Dreampop, Indie
Peter Michel recorded Hibou's 2015 self-titled debut in a walk-in closet. These humble beginnings led to great things: His shoegaze-frosted dream-pop drew raves reviews and led to opening slots for Metric, Phantogram, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The Seattle-based musician has come a long way since that time—in fact, his second album as Hibou, Something Familiar, reflects several years marked by profound change. "I was still a teenager when I was writing the first album," he explains. "All of the songs feel a little one-faced. They're about relationships and love and summertime and things like that. On this upcoming album, I really challenged myself lyrically to get a little more personal, and talk about some of the darker parts of myself."