Hideout are a Manhattan-based psych-pop outfit led by longtime Cults member Gabriel Rodriguez. The band is gearing up to release its sophomore effort, So Many Hoops/So Little Time, this Friday, and today we’re premiering the entire album in advance. It’s the follow-up to the band’s 2014 debut, Rookie, and is informed by the tragic passing of Rodriguez’s brother in the intervening years. Lead single “Doctor” demonstrated Hideout’s knack for packaging inspired lyricism in zippy hooks; meanwhile “I Got Your Message” proved they could slow the tempo down for something a bit more syrupy, with a video-game menu-music guitar riff poking holes in a ballooning cloud of puffy art-rock. The entire album is full of such delightfully left-of-center songwriting. Listen and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
02/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Our Wicked Lady w/ Breanna Barbara, Helena Deland
02/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ Matt Pond PA (Noise Pop Festival)
03/22-3/27 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
03/31-4/2 – Everett, WA @ Fisherman’s Village Music Festival
So Many Hoops/So Little Time is out 2/3/17 on Small Plates Records. Pre-order it here.