Tiny Engines welcomed Atlanta, GA’s PLACES TO HIDE to the roster in July. The label will be releasing the band’s new “Wild N Soft“ EP in October with a LP scheduled for 2015. Pre-Orders for the 7” are now live. Digital pre-order is available on Bandcamp.
You can hear a new single from “Wild N Soft” now. “Cough Syrup” is premiering exclusively on Noisey/Vice and is available for streaming below. Previously, “Nowhere Bound” premiered on Stereogum (available for streaming at this location).
Throwing out the “band is maturing” phrase can sometimes be a death knell for what you loved about them in the first place. Barely two years into their formation, Atlanta indie/punk band Places To Hide are assuredly growing up onWild N Soft. Yet, the band has kept the reckless, lovable spirit of past releases while becoming a bit more nuanced in their approach. Yes, Places To Hide are still loud and addictive, but the youthful abandon that poured out of the band’s earlier releases is tempered somewhat on Wild N Soft. The vulnerable, heart-on-sleeve spirit of the band remains though and the songs still have that same irresistible allure and charm. Wild N Soft is perhaps the perfect description for Places To Hide right now. Still wild, but softer, dare we say more mature. Places To Hide might still be finding their way but they are determined to make the journey a fun one regardless.
Places To Hide have some September dates upcoming with Joyce Manor, Des Ark and Radiator Hospital. Dates listed below. Band is also confirmed for The Fest in Gainesville later this year.
SEP 19 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Joyce Manor & Des Ark
SEP 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery w/ Joyce Manor & Des Ark
OCT 01 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot w/ Radiator Hospital
OCT 02 – Athens, GA @ Hi-Lo w/ Radiator Hospital
OCT 03 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor w/ Radiator Hospital
OCT 04 – Raleigh, NC @ Nice Price Books w/ Radiator Hospital
NOV 02 Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST