Hidden In Plain View have finally returned with their long-awaited EP, Tantrums today. Alongside the release, the band has also announced a special vinyl release of the EP, which will be available from Mt. Crushmore Records as well as new merchandise available at the band’s merch store HERE.
Along with new music, merch, and vinyl Hidden In Plain View have collaborated with Seaside Heights, New Jersey brewery Heavy Reel Brewing to commemorate their classic Drive Thru Records LP “Life in Dreaming” with “Life in Dreaming IPA” a West Coast IPA featuring Mandorina Bavaria and Zappa hops! A recipe developed by the band’s own singer/brewer/math teacher Joe Reo.
‘Tantrums’ is a collection of songs written across several years ranging from fast-paced punk and post-melodic hardcore-driven songs to heavy rock alternative tracks. With this new music the band pushes themselves to go beyond their comfort zone by exploring new time signatures and song structures with songs tackling depression, addiction, and life’s internal struggles. Each song is produced, mixed, and mastered by the band’s own Rob Freeman at Audio Pilot Studio in Sparta, NJ. Thanks to the creative freedom of recording the album by themselves ‘Tantrums’ is refreshing and honest and all while staying true to the authentic sound HIPV developed so long ago.
Frontman Joe Reo says ““Tantrums” is a collection of songs written across several years showcasing Hidden In Plain View’s signature sound of trading vocals, harmonies, ripping drums, and authentic relatable lyrics.
“Tantrums comes as new life is breathed into the band with new member additions as well. It is the first release in which we went fully independent, recording and promoting our music without the outside influence of music industry labels or A & R.
The entire creative process all the way from writing to recording, mixing, producing, mastering, promoting, and you name it, was done completely by the band. The result of this gives Hidden fans a brilliant experience of an organic undisturbed Hidden In Plain View sound. For anyone searching for that early 2000’s vintage pop-punk and emo sound. Look no further. Turn these songs up and enjoy them loud!”