The dark and caustic sound of HIDE took the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg. They performed a sold out show in support of Drab Majesty. The Chicago based duo will be releasing their second full length album Hell is Here on august 23 via Dais Records. Form the initial tracks it seems like another classic darkwave gem.
HIDE's 2017 debut album Castration Anxiety addresses issues of power dynamics and representation. Their 2016 EP Black Flame was dedicated to the memory of Reyhana Jabbari, a 27 year old Iranian woman who was hung for allegedly killing someone who was trying to rape her, and deals with various human rights violations in Iran.
A project covering themes relevant to our present time, creating a unique sound mixing Seth Sher’s beats, field recordings, and the raw vocals of Heather Gabel. Definitively music worth listening.
PHOTOGRAPHY: A.F. CORTÉS