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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Deep Cuts: Alt-Rock

The Hiders - Penny Harvest FieldThe Hiders' 2008 release "Penny Harvest Field" is a follow-up to their brilliant Valentine released in 2006. The Cincinnati based alt-rock act's musical influences seem to range from alt-country to mainstream rock containing Fogerty, Petty, Greenwood (Radiohead) and Neil Young. Their live sound is true to their studio sound which is kind of a seamless arrangement of guitar and vocal harmonies.

The band is fronted by a Cincinnati music veteran songwriter/guitarist Billy Alletzhauser who is a former member of Ohio indie rock group The Ass Ponys. The Pony were highly successful in 1990's before going their separate directions. Beth Harris plays rhythm guitar and her vocals are sweet and aching harmonies, bassist Glen May and drummer Brian Moeller round out the current incarnation of the group. The Hider's debut balances slow-burning love songs and full-on rockers with mesmerizing results.

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