Film School

Hideout

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On its third full-length album, HIDEOUT, the San Francisco-based indie act Film School veers away from more straightforward alternative-rock sound, opting instead to build on the shoegaze tendencies of its 2006 self-titled outing. With only frontman Krayg Burton and keyboardist Jason Ruck remaining from the earlier line-up, HIDEOUT reveals a band reborn, and intent in picking up where groups such as Ride, Lush, and Pale Saints left off in the early 1990s. Highlights of the record include the urgent "Lectric" and the swirling "Plot and Plans," a track that clearly nods to My Bloody Valentine, and features the breathy vocals of new bassist Lorelei Plotcyzk.

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