The second EP from Indie post rock band Hidden Hospitals ‘EP002’ is due for self-release on 30th October. Based in Chicago they recorded this EP in Nashville with the help of J. Hall. The band are Dave Raymond, Jared Karns, Steve Downs, and John Scott. They describe their music as:
“Places revealed to those seeking resuscitation, rejuvenation, decompression, atonement.”
Which sounds a lot like a whole bunch of spiritual nothing until you actually listen to what they do and then their words make perfect sense.
Their music has an epic sweep and muted euphoria to it that doesn’t usually fit with the typical indie style but then again there is nothing typical about this band’s sound. The instrumentals sweep you along like a river raging over rapids filled with eddies and dangerous undercurrents. The lyrics are heartfelt with a dark gothic twist conjuring images of such aching beauty that are so close to perfection but ultimately hold a fatal flaw that only emphasises its splendour. 8.5/10