Thrill Me presents
The Gloomies + Hideout
John the Baptist, Stephanie Brown & The Surrealistics
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
To put it simply, The Gloomies were created out of bits of dust … an infamous chthonian hellhole that should have been wiped of the map far before it reached the listeners ear. The Southern California duo understands the importance of feeling alive amongst the darkness of broken and vivid realities that encompass the dualities of human interaction. The Gloomies' Andy Craig creates a meteoric sound that instills both the hypnotic vibe of Southern California beach days and the grungy jazz that infiltrate the streets of New York City. The ominous, yet, catchy melodies provide a moody atmosphere for any listener. Their popularity began to rise in the end of 2015 with the single, “LSD”, and their release of the EP “Blackout” in 2016. Growth continued with the release of their latest single “Space” featuring Madeline Follin of NYC indie-pop duo Cults.
Frontman Andy Craig and drummer Chris Trombley began their music career together when they met in 2013 and played in the band SACCO. They have since created songs that exhibit a layer of fantastical and hypnotic themes. This in turn bolstered their popularity with their fan base in that they feature a darker, sultrier vibe than their previous work.
"...in such sobering times, Hideout’s music shines through the clouds. “I Got Your Message” is a gorgeous little homemade pop song, clicking jaunty hooks and overlapping vocals together with comforting ease." ––Billboard
"“Doctor” is a triumphant psych-pop groove, driven by a rock-solid rhythm section and beautified by lots of gorgeous high-end twinkling." ––Stereogum
HIDEOUT is Manhattan-based songwriter Gabriel Rodriguez, who's also a longtime member of indie-pop band, Cults. His sophomore album 'So Many Hoops/So Little Time' is due out February 3rd 2017 via Small Plates Records.
It’s been two years since the release of Hideout’s debut album 'Rookie' (Thrill Me Records, 2014) and in that time many things have changed for Rodriguez. Most tragically, the passing of his brother. 'So Many Hoops/So Little Time' deals with grief in different spectrums –– the album ranges both sonically & lyrically from whimsical space-pop to crushing acoustic vulnerability. There isn’t a singular concept or message, but the deeper you delve into Hideout’s world the more you feel nostalgia and a sense of loss.
Hideout began as a recording project. The majority of 'Rookie' was recorded while on the road with Cults. Rodriguez took advantage of the downtime by tracking songs in hotel rooms or at friends’ homes. Fast-forward to the forthcoming 'So Many Hoops. . .' –– mixed by Loren Humphrey (Nice As Fuck, Cults, Guards) at Stockholm Syndrome Sound Studio in Bushwick, NY –– the recording process was far more linear than 'Rookie'. The album evolved predominantly at Rodriguez’s apartment while the surrounding turmoil of loss sunk in. Emotionally charged, he turned to the art of songwriting & storytelling to help navigate through the many answerless questions.
Now a fully realized band, Hideout has been performing live with a rotating cast of New York musicians over the past year. It’s just the beginning.
John the Baptist
JOHN GOT HIS START PLAYING IN VARIOUS HIGH SCHOOL BANDS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. IN 2007, HE JOINED AUGUSTANA AND SPENT THE NEXT 4 YEARS HONING HIS SKILLS AS A MUSICIAN AND SONGWRITER. JOHN HELPED PEN THE SINGLE "STEAL YOUR HEART", AS WELL AS "SHOT IN THE DARK" AMONG OTHERS FROM THE BAND'S THIRD STUDIO ALBUM. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AUGUSTANA, JOHN JOINED THE INDIE-POWER POP GROUP GUARDS, WHO TOURED EXTENSIVELY WITH BANDS SUCH AS ALT-J, MGMT, DEERTICK, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BEST COAST, CULTS, AND TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB. HIS MOST RECENT PROJECT SACCO, WAS STARTED WITH HIS BEST FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD. SACCO HAS BEEN FEATURED ON TELEVISION SHOWS SUCH AS PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, VAMPIRE DIARIES, STITCHERS, AND CHASING LIFE. IN 2013, HE SCORED HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM LILY, BY MATT CREED. JOHN CURRENTLY RESIDES IN NYC WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE AND DOG.