From left, Mauricio and Karie Paez make up The Speaking Hours, another rock duo based mostly in Albuquerque. (Courtesy of The Speaking Hours)
The Speaking Hours is in it for the love of constructing music.
Mauricio and Karie Paez shaped the Albuquerque-based various rock duo in 2015, and have develop into a stable act within the metropolis’s music scene.
The Speaking Hours wasn’t their first band, nonetheless. They began the group Beard with a co-worker in 2012, however the problem of navigating a schedule to tour finally pushed the couple in a distinct route.
Mauricio Paez defined, “We thought it could be very easy for us if we had only a two-piece to do what we wished to do, to have the ability to play no matter reveals we wished and tour at any time when we wished.”
Since each have been guitarists, Mauricio determined to present Karie a drum set, which she fortunately began taking part in.
With expertise in a number of devices and performing, and a broad vary of musical influences that span a long time and genres, the duo started crafting their sound. The Speaking Hours blends various rock with electronica to supply an invigorating darkish factor to their writing.
“Over time we’ve integrated electronics and samples way more than we did to start with. I really feel like that’s even develop into extra of a spine of our writing,” Karie Paez mentioned.
Synthesizers have helped musicians evolve their sound over time, and the couple use these parts as a base to provide lots of their songs. The duo’s model seems to take what different artists could think about a brief interlude between tracks and extends the beat right into a full authentic music with conventional rock instrumental layered on high.
Karie Paez defined, “Beginning with a pattern thought, a synth thought … Mo will present me that after which we’ll get collectively and observe and sort of begin working off that map.”
After the music is minimize, the lyrics are then added.
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“Lyrics are at all times final,” Mauricio Paez mentioned. “It at all times comes from the instrumental; the lyrics are impressed from the music for us.”
The Speaking Hours launched its first EP in 2016, and have since put out two full-length albums in 2017 and 2020. The duo’s newest single “Is It Love” was launched in February. Mauricio Paez mentioned that they plan to launch one other album early subsequent 12 months.
He added that they plan to carry out new materials at upcoming dwell reveals.
“They’ll be two new songs that … we’ve been tinkering with and can begin throwing into the dwell rotation,” he mentioned. “It’s all about taking part in dwell for us.”
The band takes discover of the native followers who come again and watch them carry out, and it goals to supply audiences not solely with high quality tracks, however an incredible present as effectively.
“We’ve positively had some steady help,” Karie Paez mentioned. “We’re very blessed by that.”
Regardless of the next, The Speaking Hours are right here to rock out with fellow music lovers.
“We’re not right here to be the subsequent celebrity on the planet,” Mauricio Paez mentioned. “We simply wish to play music and write music and we’ll dish it out.”