Calling Hours: Listen to Debut Track from Ex-Farside Singer Popeye Vogelsang’s New Band

Photo: Jason Nesmith

Meet Calling Hours, a new band featuring a voice '90s hardcore and emo heads should already be very familiar with.

Best known for his vocal and songwriting work in Farside, Michael "Popeye" Vogelsang is joined in the quintet by guitarists Thomas McGrath (Very Americans) and Tony Bavaria (The Commercials, Very Americans), bassist Garrett Rothman (Junction), and drummer Jim Bedorf, all members of melodic hardcore outfit Don't Sleep.

Not suprisingly, Revelation Records has snatched up Calling Hours, who will be releasing the band's forthcoming debut album, Say Less. The record was produced by none other than Brian McTernan, the vocalist of Be Well who has also been behind the boards on key releases by Hot Water Music, The Movielife, and Strike Anywhere.

The first taste of Calling Hours just dropped via a music video for their track "Curtain Call," which was directed and filmed by Josh Nesmith:

“I was living alone in a one-bedroom apartment in a 1940s building in Los Angeles,” says Popeye about his move from California to Scranton, Pennsylvania, Calling Hours' homebase. “It was a seven-minute walk to Trader Joe’s, an eight-minute walk to my bank, and a nine-minute walk to the post office. I was doing voiceover work full-time.

"It was very solitary, and I guess I was OK with that—or at least I told myself that I was OK with that—until I met the woman who is now my wife,” the vocalist explains. “That absolutely changed everything.”

Say Less will be out on November 10th via Revelation Records.


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