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The Hiders

Dec. 18 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 7, 2010
At times, The Hiders' new album 'Four Letter Town' speaks of sweeping land, train tracks or the simplest row of straight trees that blend to touch. Other times, a curious, quiet night, a blue-green-gray sky or the echo of the cover of the band's first album, the black howling wolf. And then it just rocks out. Sometimes it's a shadowy place, but one you'll want to revisit.  

Capturing the Hiders

The Hiders' new album is a secretive, intricate place and an artistic web of sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A ghost in its own right, the title track on The Hiders' new album, 'Four Letter Town,' is one that lead singer/guitarist Billy Alletzhauser kicked around for years before the band even existed. Although he calls it a "simple song," he recorded various versions, enveloped in a tricky, drawn-out struggle to harness and reveal the tune's true essence. Some songs sit and smolder before they rise up to burn and glow. Some apparitions do indeed come alive.