YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO SAY “SAN FRAN”

After a month of packing/unpacking and two very long nights in Vegas, I’ve officially moved to San Francisco. The great thing about this is San Francisco. The bad thing about this is no live shows for the moment as I seek to put a new group together. Interested SF musicians feel free to contact hiddenpictures26@gmail.com.

In the meantime, I’m psyched to mix our third LP at Tiny Telephone Recording with Jacob Winik (John Vanderslice, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Magnetic Fields). We’ll commence just after Christmas and hopefully wrap things up by spring. I’ll be mixing live to tape on a gorgeous board for the first time, which is equally thrilling and terrifying.

That’s all the news that’s fit for print right now… hello SF!

- Richard

The “Sister Wife” EP is now available! Our preferred digital retailers are Bandcamp and Golden Sound Records. Also available via: iTunes, eMusic, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Rhapsody, and iHeartRadio. 

The “Sister Wife” EP is now available! Our preferred digital retailers are Bandcamp and Golden Sound Records. Also available via: iTunes, eMusic, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Rhapsody, and iHeartRadio. 

We’re pleased to be a part of this year’s awesome Middle of the Map Fest. We’ll be playing the Golden Sound Records showcase Thursday April 4 @ Westport Coffeehouse. Here’s the lineup, tix available at middleofthemapfest.com.
 
The Empty Spaces 10:20pmThe Caves 9:40pmHidden Pictures 9:00pmMillions of Boys 8:20pmFullbloods 7:40pm

We’re pleased to be a part of this year’s awesome Middle of the Map Fest. We’ll be playing the Golden Sound Records showcase Thursday April 4 @ Westport Coffeehouse. Here’s the lineup, tix available at middleofthemapfest.com.

 

The Empty Spaces 10:20pm
The Caves 9:40pm
Hidden Pictures 9:00pm
Millions of Boys 8:20pm
Fullbloods 7:40pm

SXSW Saturday shows

We’ll be making our first trip down to SXSW this year to play two free shows Saturday afternoon March 16 at SHANGRI-LA, 1016 E. 6th St.


FULL BAND @ 12:45pm (Kanrocksas Day Party with Freedy Johnston, Krief, The Ridges, and Amy Farrand)

ACOUSTIC @ 2:45pm @ Midcoast Takeover acoustic stage
Hope to see you in Austin!

Middle of the Map + Midcoast Takeover

We’ll be joining the fun at this year’s Middle of the Map Festival (Kansas City) and Midcoast Takeover (Austin, SXSW). Details and set times TBA.

Nice to see “Rainbow Records” popping up on some Best of 2012 lists. Thanks to the following for the love.

Power Popaholic

Absolute Powerpop

Pop Underground

Indy Rock Live

Too Much Rock

Dagger Zine

Pop Geek Heaven

Kansas City Star (Tim Finn, Mark Manning, Michael Byars)

The Deli

Singer and ukelele slayer Claire Adams has joined the HP team and will make her debut this Friday Dec. 14 at the Record Bar. We expect she will bring the sort of intensity demonstrated in this picture.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 @ RECORD BAR
10PM - THE DEAD GIRLS
11PM - THE EMPTY SPACES
12PM - HIDDEN PICTURES

Singer and ukelele slayer Claire Adams has joined the HP team and will make her debut this Friday Dec. 14 at the Record Bar. We expect she will bring the sort of intensity demonstrated in this picture.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 @ RECORD BAR

10PM - THE DEAD GIRLS

11PM - THE EMPTY SPACES

12PM - HIDDEN PICTURES

Thanks to Michelle Gaume Sanders for five years of excellent singing and glock-plinking. Hidden Pictures will continue forward with a third LP planned for 2013 and some new faces. Stay tuned.

Thanks to Michelle Gaume Sanders for five years of excellent singing and glock-plinking. Hidden Pictures will continue forward with a third LP planned for 2013 and some new faces. Stay tuned.

The critics have spoken, and so far none have compared Rainbow Records to Rush’s 2112. Let’s keep it that way.

The Pitch “Hidden Pictures’ pot of gold”

Kansas City Star “Harmonies meet power pop on Hidden Pictures’ new record”

Lawrence.com “Hidden Pictures return with latest effort, ‘Rainbow Records’”

I Heart Local Music “Hidden Pictures stays golden with Rainbow Records” 

Ink album release preview

The Deli “Hidden Pictures sign to Golden Sound Records”

Rainbow Records is now available via Golden Sound Records (hard copies and digital), Bandcamp, eMusic, iTunes, and Amazon. Hard copies can be found at Vinyl Renaissance (39th Street location) and Love Garden.

Rainbow Records is now available via Golden Sound Records (hard copies and digital), Bandcamp, eMusic, iTunes, and Amazon. Hard copies can be found at Vinyl Renaissance (39th Street location) and Love Garden.

Happy Jourth of Fuly! We want you to have some proper patriotic music for the occasion, so we’re lighting off a pre-sale of “Rainbow Records” on the Golden Sound Records site (using a three-foot punk and following proper safety protocol, of course). $10 gets you a disc on the release date (7.17.12) and an immediate digital download.

Title track from “Rainbow Records.”

One more track from “Rainbow Records.” Hope to see you Friday @ recordBar and Saturday @ Bottleneck.