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SOUND SEEKERS: Sound of Lions, O-Town Hoedown, and where else to be this weekend

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Sound of Lions. Clockwise from back: Will Assad, Marco Campagna, Christian Awad, Joel Soucy, Whitney Delion. Photo by Rémi Thériault.

Get excited for 11:44 — it’s the debut album from Sound of Lions, an Ottawa trip-hop band led by Whitney Delion. Her honey tones and melancholic musings form the basis of the songs that are time-stamped with a surging urgency that’s pretty irresistible.

The band’s Centretown-soul tunes are hip-shaking good with a late-night mood, thanks to beatman Christian Awad’s cinematic samples. Capsule, It Was Good, and The Hunter are standout tunes amongst the ten tracks. Be at the CD release show and get lost in the sounds — a guaranteed good time.

Saturday, Sept. 24. 8 p.m. $10.  Zaphod’s, 27 York St.