LOS ANGELES CA – Drive-Thru Records’ recording artist HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW has decided to disband due to professional and creative differences, it was announced yesterday via the Drive-Thru Records website. The New Jersey based group expressed their gratitude in this statement: “To our families, friends and most importantly, our fans, thank you for all your love and support over the past six years.”
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW was formed in Stanhope, NJ by lead singer Joe Reo and lead guitarist Rob Freeman, who met in high school. The group signed to Drive-Thru Records in summer of 2002 and released a self-titled EP in 2003. In 2005, HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW released their first full-length album, Life In Dreaming, which showcased the group’s signature mix of dueling vocals and complex rhythms. HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW’S two releases sold over 86,000 albums.
Stefanie Reines, co-owner of Drive-Thru Records released this statement on behalf of her and co-owner/brother Richard Reines: “HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW has been a special band to Richard and me from the first time we saw them play for us at a rehearsal space in New Jersey several years ago, to the last time we saw them play live in front of thousands of crazy fans at the 2006 Bamboozle Festival. The band has clearly touched the lives of music fans around the world, and we’re sad to see it end. Everyone at Drive-Thru wishes them success and happiness in their future endeavors.”
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW recently finished recording a follow-up to 2005’s Life In Dreaming with producer Brian McTernan (Hot Water Music, Senses Fail). Tentatively titled Resolution, the album is slated for release in spring of 2007 on Drive-Thru Records.