Alternative rock band HIDDEN HOSPITALS has just announced they’ll hit the road this June for a series of shows to support their two-part EP collection, EP 001 and EP 002, out now. The Chicago-based foursome includes members from previous projects Damiera (Equal Vision Records) and Kiss Kiss (Eyeball Records) and is currently working on new material for their debut full-length album.
“We’ve spent our time together learning what our roles in this band are, and how to do them well,” frontman DAVE RAYMOND shares. “We found our sound through two EPs and we’re now ready to write the next chapter in form of a full-length recording.”
The tour will kick off Saturday, June 8 in Rochester, NY and take the band throughout the Northeast with stops in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Baltimore and a show in New York City at Webster Hall on Saturday, June 15. HIDDEN HOSPITALS will then head south for a show in Nashville on Friday, June 21 at The Rutledge before closing out the run June 22 in Cedar Falls, IA. Full itinerary is below and links to purchase tickets at http://hiddenhospitals.com.
HIDDEN HOSPITALS—DAVE RAYMOND (Vocals/Guitar), JARED KARNS (Drums), STEVE DOWNS (Guitar) and JOHN SCOTT (Bass/Vocals)–has an innovative sound and a fierce dedication to developing it. Though this genre-defying quartet self-identifies as an “alternative rock” band, that title is a catch-all for a sound that is difficult to define. Before presenting themselves to the world, the band spent nearly a year writing and recording their first release, EP 001, while devoting themselves to perfecting a live performance that would do the record justice.
“While we love the writing and recording process, our main goal is to be the best live band we can be. Onstage is the ultimate destination for our songwriting process.” says RAYMOND. “The time we get to be onstage in front of an audience is a special thing, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We want the audience to leave each night knowing that we gave everything we had and didn’t take a minute of it for granted.”
In 2012, under the direction of Nashville producer/mixer J. HALL, the band independently released two 5-song recordings, EP 001 and EP 002. EP 002 has received critical acclaim, with PunkNews.org raving: “Hidden Hospitals knocked this five-tracker out the park… Raymond’s vocal delivery and dynamic songwriting is a key asset but the intricate guitar work, sleek basslines and slick drumming all complement Raymond’s voice like a glove. They’ve honed their talent to near-perfection here…Definitely get this one.” (11/13/12)
Check out the music video for EP 002 lead track “The Absence of Emotion” here: http://youtu.be/r3Oz8_OnjrY.
After their June shows, HIDDEN HOSPITALS will return to Nashville to produce their first full-length album with J. Hall at the helm once again.
2. One to Ones
3. Controlled Chaos
4. Swan Dive
5. Poet & Liar
2. The Absence of Emotion
3. Picture Perfect
HIDDEN HOSPITALS Tour Dates:
|Sat||6/8||Rochester, NY||Bug Jar|
|Wed||6/12||Hamden, CT||The Space|
|Thu||6/13||Rockville Centre, NY||Vibe Lounge|
|Fri||6/14||New Brunswick, NJ||Court Tavern|
|Sat||6/15||New York, NY||Webster Hall|
|Sun||6/16||Philadelphia, PA||The Trocadero|
|Wed||6/19||Newport, KY||Southgate House Revival|
|Fri||6/21||Nashville, TN||The Rutledge|
|Sat||6/22||Cedar Falls, IA||The Hub|