Chicago’s Hidden Hospitals will head out on a spring tour which will run from March 8-March 26.
Originally formed from members of the bands Damiera and Kiss Kiss, Hidden Hospitals will be out in support of 2015’s ‘Surface Tension’ LP, which was the result of a successful, fan-fueled Kickstarter campaign.
Bridging the gap between ‘Diamond Eyes’ era Deftones and Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’, Hidden Hospitals gives us a glimpse of a persistent absence in today’s rock n’ roll. The band has shared stages with the likes of Blindside, Hot Rod Circuit, Cartel, Middle Class Rut, Now, Now, Kevin Devine and The Used.
For fans of: Deftones, Thrice, Massive Attack, Jimmy Eat World, Trent Reznor, Mew
03.08 Wichita, KS // Elbow Room
03.09 Kansas City, MO // MiniBar
03.10 Peoria, IL // TBA
03.11 Milwaukee, WI // Club Garibaldi
03.12 La Crosse, WI // The Warehouse
03.13 Minneapolis, MN // Triple Rock
03.14 Omaha, NE // Lookout Lounge
03.15 Des Moines, IA // TBA
03.16 Madison, WI // TBA
03.18 Indianapolis, IN // Radio, Radio
03.19 Chicago, IL // The Burlington
03.20 Lansing, MI // Mac’s Bar
03.21 Rochester, NY // Bug Jar
03.22 Boston, MA // Thunder Road
03.23 Amityville, NY // Amityville Music Hall
03.24 Brooklyn, NY // The Rock Shop
03.25 Philadelphia, PA // Milkboy
03.26 St Louis, MO // Firebird
About Hidden Hospitals:
Places revealed to those seeking resuscitation, rejuvenation, decompression, atonement.” Hidden Hospitals’ website reveals where the band derives its moniker. Their iconic mark captures the band’s foundational vision: obscured within the double “H,” a universal symbol for aid.
Hidden Hospitals’ frequently dark, powerful music strikes a balance with hopeful and often profound lyrical content. Finding their stride in two fully produced EP releases, the Chicago rock trio’s sound continues to resist encapsulation. It is undeniably human; familiar at its core, modern and austere in its execution.
Produced and mixed by J. Hall, Surface Tension marks Hidden Hospitals’ first full-length album; a record that churns heavy with kinetic energy and precise movements. Carefully paced through 12 engaging tracks, a stable and familiar thread ties together the album as a whole. The band transitions seamlessly between sharp, taut guitar-rock reminiscent of Diamond Eyes era Deftones and an atmosphere of electronica evoking Radiohead’s Kid A. The band takes a minimalist approach to songwriting–the thoughtful process of reduction, leaving nothing but what’s necessary. In this whitespace Hidden Hospitals gives us a glimpse of a persistent absence in today’s rock n’ roll. They let us hear what we’ve been missing.
“The Absence of Emotion” (EP 002) charted six weeks in top 10 CMJ Rock Charts (20 in top 30) and produced a dozen commercial licensing syncs in 2013. Exclusively, EP 001 + 002 is currently stocked at all major music retailers Japan (Cars & Cals Rec).
Hidden Hospitals’ 2015 will see heavy national touring to support Surface Tension’s release. Having cut their teeth on their first two releases, the band is now primed to ignite a fanbase seeking modern rock music. In an interview for the band’s Kickstarter campaign (which sparked the production of Surface Tension) singer David Raymond states “A big part of why Hidden Hospitals exists is because we’ve collectively agreed that what we seek is outside of ourselves and worth striving for… It’s exciting to me because this feels like the beginning.”