I see lots of people writing about the bands on Absolutely Kosher. I suspect the reason for this is a mix of great music and great marketing (yes there is marketing in indie rock – lots of it). Well now I’m going to join the herd and write about an upcoming release by The Hidden Cameras called The Arms Of His “Ill” Ltd 10″ (due October 2005). I’m intrigued by the band because of the semi-serious stance they take about their music. In one interview I read the lead singer tried to correct the writer’s interpretation of one of his songs (the song, according to the singer, was about people peeing together in the cold and then climbing their frozen pee to heaven).
That someone can use pee as a metaphor is fairly impressive. That they can fit into a 4 minute lo-fi pop song is bordering on genius. It’s hard not see the similarities between this band and Arcade Fire; both from Canada and both at times are large ensembles using an array of instruments. In fact members of this band do indeed play with Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene, band members also have successfull solo careers. In particular Gentleman Reg has a release on Three Gut Records (bonus mp3′s from his record below – they’re great btw!). Anyway here’s a song from the October release by The Hidden Cameras on Absolutely Kosher.
Gentleman Reg bonus tracks