The Hidden Cameras: “Learning The Lie”

Howdy folks! I’m starting my Bonnaroo adventure today, so all the posts you’ll read from now until Monday have been pre-prepared and go up automatically at the designated time. Wild the way the internet works. But enough of that, let’s get on with the tunes!

The Hidden Camera’s new album, Awoo, is most likely going to wind up being one of my favorite albums of the year. It’s a wildly entertaining album that’s only going to further solidify them as one of the most underrated bands out there.

MP3: The Hidden Cameras – Learning The Lie
MP3: The Hidden Cameras – Awoo
Big thanks to whoever was finally able to name the song this reminded me of when I first posted the EP version. If I’m not mistaken, this is kissing cousins to Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman.” Put that together with the overall proto-pop nature to the album’s title track and it’s almost like Awoo is trying to recapture that special quality to music that only seems able to be obtained by flipping on an oldies station. There’s something great about those old hits, and I think the Hidden Cameras know that. If life is fair, oldies stations will be playing this in fifty years (life’s never fair, is it?)

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