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Hiders "Bloom"

  • Raised By Gypsies
    When I first began listening to ďBloomĒ by Hiders, I couldnít help but hear some of my typical comparisons come out, as Iíve been hearing a lot of them lately from different artists. Iím talking about that singer/songwriter almost folk vibe that I compare with the likes of Ben Kweller, ďWalking On a WireĒ era Get Up Kids and of course EFS. However, in listening to this over and over is when you begin to find the little layers underneath that make Hiders so great. The music borders on twee, but mostly only because everything I put in this genre tends to have some hints of it. It isnít quite pop rock, but one interesting artist that does come out in comparison (and somehow doesnít seem to enough these days) is Casper and the Cookies, whom I have enjoyed for something like ten years now. Even though the first song on Side B has reminders for me of a guitar line out of Sixpence None the Richer, I am still hesitant to think of this as being something that could be on the radio, but there really isnít a good focal point to compare this with exactly either. There is a small instrumental interlude as well, which Iíve always enjoyed in between songs and only in nature recalls Kimya Dawson for me. Hiders isnít the type of artist that is all over the place. The music tends to stay within the same general guidelines of genres. Yet, it isnít something that can be so easily pinned down either, as for me to assign it a direct Bandcamp tag or similar artist. Sometimes you just have to know things are good and especially so on cassette.