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by Garland of Hours

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Wive Me 04:31
Saskatchewan 03:19
An Arrow 04:24
Dafne 03:29
The Evidence 05:53
Harke, Harke 02:18


Garland of Hours is a band led by cellist, keyboardist, and vocalist Amy Domingues, whose songwriting reveals influences as varied as 70s British folkrock, medieval modality, and indie rock sensibility. With a Renaissance ballad, and even a solo piece for the archaic viola da gamba, Lucidia reflects the fruition of Domingues' recent work in
historical music performance of 16th-18th centuries as a graduate student at the Peabody Conservatory. Combined with the edgy punk aesthetic of her earlier band Telegraph Melts, and cameos on albums by Bob Mould, Fugazi, Ted Leo, and Jets to Brazil, Domingues' latest effort mixes ancient and modern influences (including a cover of a song by the legendary Baltimore band Lungfish) to glorious effect. Newcomer Stefan Bauschmid provides a solid percussion backbone and veteran Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag) contributes guitar on several tracks.

“…. skillful and consistently melodious.
Of Washington’s many experimental
post-punk combos, Garland of Hours is
the only one that owes more to Erik
Satie than to Black Sabbath”
The Washington Post

“… equally haunting and hooky, using
piano, cello and Domingues’ melancholy
voice to evoke an eerie timelessness”
Washington CityPaper


released January 3, 2012

Amy Domingues--cello, viola da gamba, vocals, tamborine
Stefan Bauschmid--drums
Mary Timony--guitar

All songs engineered by TJ Lipple at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA July 2010. Mixed by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya. Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow, Takoma Park, MD

All songs by Amy Domingues BMI © 2012 except:
"Harke, Harke" by Tobias Hume
"The Evidence" by Lungfish


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Garland of Hours Washington, D.C.

Garland of Hours formed in 2000 when Amy Domingues began performing her keyboard and cello-based songs with a rotating cast of friends, including Brendan Canty, Jerry Busher, Brandon Butler, and Mary Timony. Her self-titled debut appeared not long after, and an appearance in the DC music documentary Burn to Shine. Two subsequent albums "The Soundest Serum" (2007) and "Lucidia" (2012) followed. ... more

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