Hibou share video for "Above Us," tour (2015)

Peter Michel, who records under the name Hibou, is excited to share a live-performance video of his song “Above Us.”  The track is taken from his upcoming self-titled debut album being released September 18 (Barsuk).  The video premiered via Flood who said, “the video he and his touring band have shared for album cut ‘Above Us’ strips away the song’s buoyant drum pattern and sticky guitar work, leaving behind a cascading piano melody and Michel’s gentle voice. Armed with nothing more than piano, bass, and acoustic guitar, and lit by the sunlight coming through the windows, the trio transform Michel’s parents’ living room into an intimate cafe space and reveal the expertly built structure that supports one of Hibou’s strongest songs.”
Watch official “Above Us” video

Hibou previously shared the single “Dissolve” and Stereogum said it “starts out as an especially warm and friendly spin on the C86 sound – all steady pulse, luminescent guitar, and mystical whispers – before exploding into a wonderfully florid prog-rock finish that feels like an entire woodland scene bursting into a celebratory dance routine…” Culture Collide wrote “it has been a hit, demonstrating more of a refined, finished sound than his previous work.”
The album is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 EP Dunes and is a lush, driving mix of ’80s inspired pop, fueled by twisting reverbed-out guitar melodies, elegant arrangements, and a love of soda, summertime nostalgia, and trips to Peter’s inspirational point in Seattle: the fittingly-named Discovery Park.
Michel got his start in the noted San Francisco indie band Craft Spells as its drummer while still in high school after ditching the traditional brick and mortar institution for an online education. He ended up spending the better part of a year touring throughout the U.S. and Europe, playing shows at night while finishing his studies during the day. He was 18 when he realized he needed to start focusing more attention on his own songs. Peter returned to Seattle and began to experiment with soundscapes and varying musical genres, all of which eventually led to the release of Dunes, his first recordings as Hibou.  Hibou is touring across North America throughout July and August this summer, opening for Cayucas.
7/23 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
7/24 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
7/25 – Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
7/26 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
7/28 – The Hollow – Albany, NY
7/29 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
7/31 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
8/01 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
8/03 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
8/05 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
8/06 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
8/07 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
8/08 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
8/09 – The Parish – Austin, TX
8/14 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
8/15 – Soho – Santa Barbara, CA
8/16 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
8/17 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
8/20 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
8/21 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
8/22 – Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA