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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Deep Cuts: Rock

The Hiders - Valentine
The Cincinnati based band The Hiders music contains elements from alt-country and new alt-rock. Their 2006 release, Valentine, features acoustic, electric guitar and violin arrangements with haunting lead vocals and uplifting harmonies.

Valentine, ranges from alt-country to mainstream rock with shades of John Fogerty, Tom Petty, Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead) and Neil Young. Lyrics and vocal performances range from bright, sardonic anthems in "Bones in the Well" and "Hideous Sunbeam" to stand out tracks "Persephone" and "Take Me Back". Thematically, the material deals with an unavoidable spiritual vacuums in the middle of a dim, plastic, superficial world. Valentine creates something musically immersive with a rock backbone.

The Hiders - Bones In The Well.mp3 (4.9 mb)

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