Hides – Self Titled Tape

Band – (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Self Titled
Medium – Tape
Label – (Conditions Records)
Style – Hardcore/Westcoast hardcore
From – San Francisco, California, United States


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I know that this record came out a little bit ago but it is Hides, which means that it is really good.  You might forget but I have a special place in my heart for Hides because they were the first band that I reviewed for this blog less than a year ago.

These songs that were released on tape are what we love about Hides.  Introspective West coast hardcore/melodic hardcore/whatever.  Five songs all less than two minutes long.  I don’t know how to express how much I love this band, they are the kind of band where, When I read their lyrics I say to myself, “yeah, I totally understand that!”  Maybe it is personal, but you should take 7 minutes out of your life and listen to their tracks.

Hides – Hides 7′

Band – Hides (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Hides
Medium – Seven Inch
Label – (Condition Records)
Style – West Coast Hardcore/Hardcorepunk
From – San Francisco, California, USA

Track List -

  1. Side A
  2. RXed Up
  3. Stand Off
  4. Phase I
  5. B&E
  6. Stalkerish
  7. 207
  8. Detective

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Info – Hides is a new three piece band from San Francisco and this is their self titled debut record.  Clocking at a little over seven minutes for Eight songs may be a turn off for some people but this record delivers.  Like most West Coast Hardcore bands the songs don’t repeat tired songwriting so each song has its own groove.  I feel like these songs lay a little more on the party side, even though the lyrics don’t, and I can imagine myself moshing to the moving thrashy parts and then taking a sip of beer at the short riff breakdowns a second later.  While the record is a total killer the opening track and “207″ are total jams.   I first thought that the singer was the dude from Brainworms but I take that back… Maybe like that dudes cousin, kind of ranting and a middle ground of spoken and yelling vocals.  If you are familiar with Brainworms then you know what I am talking about.

For some reason I am stoked on this record and have found myself listening to it about ten times a day.  Here is some advice, buy the record now so in a year or so when everyone knows about this band you can shove it in everyones face that you have a first pressing.  It is recorded by Jack Shirley from Comadre so you know that it is going to be excellent.  So go buy the record and then be like everyone else and pick up one of their rad t-shirts before they go out of stock.