/the hours strange
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/the hours strange

Miami Beach, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Miami Beach, FL
Established on Jan, 2015
Duo Pop Electronic




"The Hours Strange Debut New EP At Libertine"

"There's something exciting about witnessing the birth of a band.
Made up of former Brooklyn residents Jette Kelly and Charlie T, the group has a sound that's both fresh and nostalgic. Kelly croons like an old-school lounge singer, while Charlie's instrumentation lifts the compositions into the 21st Century. The two even roped in Tweety González, an Argentine producer who's worked with artists such as Shakira and Gustavo Cerati, to help on the new EP. The band's debut maintains a unique blend of past and future — different from pretty much anything else you'll find in the Magic City right now." - Miami New Times

"Inside /the hours strange"

"Take a peek inside the minds of sultry modern Miami duo /the hours strange." - Dark Matter Collective


Ain't Love Grand -- coming late winter 2016.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Produced by the legendary Tweety Gonzalez (Shakira, Gustavo Cerati) and Didi Gutman of the Brazilian Girls, "Ain't Love Grand" is the debut EP of /the hours strange, to be released in late winter 2016:

In this corner, ethereal and most proper, wide-eyed and ebullient, a pirouetting pixie. On the other side — the shadows; contemplative and dark, a pensive, introspective gentleman encroaches on the light. At /the hours strange, the two of them will meet.

/the hours strange is the musical expression of countless conversations that Jette Kelly and Charlie T will have on books, films, photography, and other people’s songs. Musically, the band can’t hide their fondness for Mono, Garbage, Massive Attack, Beach House, and Lana del Rey, without sounding like any of them. The debt owed to Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen is paid for by the intensity of the tracks.

“Ain’t Love Grand” — a poignant reference to Ms. Dinsmoor’s (Anne Bancroft) rhetorical question in “Great Expectations” — contains songs that range from the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez-inspired “The Wanting” (“You’ll never see me coming. You’ll never see me leave. Whatever happens, happens. A lady never tells; but! she will let you dream”) to the oppressively sexy “Always Lovers” (“Never did I promise you. Never did I plan. Never made such a mess. Always lovers. Never friends.”). Because, well, sex is at the bottom of all these songs. It's what we talk about when we talk about love — as Ms. Dinsmoor should’ve known and Finnegan ‘Finn’ surely learned not soon enough.

The EP teases with the idea of a tango-inspired groove in “Closer” (“Not gonna close my eyes. Not gonna speak, move, or breath. Not gonna fall for the fever’s tease. Not even if he ‘please, please, please'”) and the quirkiness of “Medianoche” (“Thank God the walls are thick and the couple next door is deaf — I don’t think this chair was meant to hold us both…”). The ghosts of “Tea Leaves” and “Hers” (a lullaby for the end of the world) stretch the musical edges of the album. 

Band Members