Live on Talk Shop Live

The band had a great performance, an in-depth interview and sold some records on Talk Shop Live.

Hide and Shine Promo image for Talk Shop Live

Check out the full video here.

Soft Machines

Hide and Shine’s debut album released today, June 7, 2024.

Hide and Shine Soft Machines Album Cover

As legend has it, this record started as a “psychic download” of 50 song ideas. A fantasy about having Steve Albini mix the album became a shocking and wonderful reality.

The music is being described as “Genre Fluid,” “UAP (Unidentified Audio Phenomena)” and “Artdeathcountryindiealternativerock.”

The next album is already underway.

Steve Albini

May 08, 2024 — If the duty in this life is to do good work, and help others do good work before we leave, Steve Albini clearly did the right thing. He is leaving behind a stellar legacy of truly outstanding work. We are SO grateful that we had the privilege of working with him before he parted. It’s always strange and unsettling when the good ones go too soon. Let’s all spend a week listening ONLY to his recordings. Play it as LOUD as you can stand it. Let’s send him off with raucous sounds and big black memories.

Kashmir

I just listened to Kashmir (it’s been a while). It’s pure evil. It’s truly heavy. It’s just one scrawny guitar. Somehow the combination of beat, drone, Mellotron(?) and Celtic magic evokes an image of trudging forever across the dessert, camels and minds bearing heavy loads, not knowing where we are going, but certain it will be better than where we came from. Heavy.

Debut Album Coming Soon

Hide and Shine Soft Machines Album Cover

This fourteen song debut release will hit on June 7, 2024. It is a fine collection of moody, energetic, esoteric art-death-country-alternative songs. Recorded in Kingston/Rhinecliffe NY and mixed by Steve Albini at Chicago’s Electrical Audio.