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Album Review

Hidden in Plain View's full-length Drive-Thru debut, Life in Dreaming, rocks a ringing-guitars-and-rousing-choruses sound very similar to fellow East Coasters like Matchbook Romance and Early November. It's a sound borne right out of the label that houses HIPV, with the influence of '90s alt-rockers like Incubus and Foo Fighters thrown in alongside some slightly harsher cues taken from hardcore. But even if it's suggestive of their peers, Hidden in Plain View's Life in Dreaming still blends its furious and gentle sides confidently, and has a lot to offer to fans of this particular pop-punk faction. Vocalist Joe Reo has a huge, syrupy voice that soars and cracks on lines like "If I could take your pain away/I would scream for you" (he sounds a little like A New Found Glory's Jordan Pundik). His vocals blend nicely with those of guitarist Rob Freeman, who handles the screaming punctuations on "Ashes Ashes" and "Minor Detail." "Innocent Ones" and "Point" are softer, with soul-baring lyrics — "I'll find some way to cut myself open" — and choruses that teeter at the top of gently cresting guitars and plaintive string interludes. (The album's slick, professional mix leaves no note out of place.) "Memory" mixes in some cool, Helmet-style chording; "Twenty Below" kicks in with a satisfying crunch and has the album's best guitar work; and the Foo influence is strong on "Garden Statement." Life in Dreaming's sonic similarity to HIPV's contemporaries won't be a problem for Drive-Thru devotees. It's these bands' emotional lyrics that fans respond to, as well as their melodic flair, and Hidden in Plain View has these elements to spare.

Customer Reviews

The Best HIPV Has To Offer

If you have even the slightest interest in Alternatinve music then this is a MUST BUY cd! HIPV has delivered, what I believe to be, the best they have to offer. They offer the perfect balance of musicallity that will completely satisfy any listener of the genre. This cd should bring a 5 star to any Alternative table.


not mainstream, but amazing. Every song is really good, and if you dont buy this, i'll have to make you buy it, You'll really like this album.

i think you should buy this..

this album is greatttttt. any alternative/rock/pop/punk fans will like it.


Formed: 2000 in Plainview, NJ

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Hidden in Plain View originally consisted of vocalist Joe Reo, guitarists Rob Freeman and Kenny Ryan, bassist Chris Amato, and drummer Derek Reilly. Forming out of high school, the New Jersey combo gigged regionally before debuting on wax with 2001's Find EP on DAB Records; drummer Jay Snyder signed on for June 2002's self-released Operation: Cut-Throat LP. The album did well enough to get the attention of West Coast punk-pop powerhouse Drive-Thru, which signed Hidden in Plain View in early 2003....
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