photo credit: Scarlett Stephenson-Connolly

Hideout is the moniker of NYC left-of-center songwriters Gabriel Rodriguez & Scarlett Stephenson-Connolly.

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contributing musicians:
Cory Stier, Will Mclaren, John Fredericks, Tyler McKusick, Max Kamins, Ben Flesch, Tommy Garcia, Jayme Ralph, Andy Breihan, George Pritzker, Conor Meads

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press / quotes:
“I don’t believe it / I must be dreaming,” goes the chorus, as Rodriguez deals with the initial denial that came along with the message on his phone. But 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

“Hideout’s sophomore release is a promising one—the product of a musically knowledgeable pop enthusiast. Although Gabriel Rodriguez’s work is intelligently referential, it seems to exist under a certain guise. Somewhere beneath Hideout’s veil of influence lies a natural authenticity. The band’s sought-after sound briefly surfaces on top-notch openers “I Got Your Message” and “Doctor,” making for a comparatively top-heavy release. Despite its drawbacks, So Many Hoops/So Little Time is unmistakably natural, produced on pure instinct and without reserve.”- Treble Zine

“Lead single ‘Doctor’ demonstrated Hideout’s knack for packaging inspired lyricism in zippy hooks; meanwhile ‘I Got Your Message’ proved they could slow the tempo down for something a bit more syrupy, with a video-game menu-music guitar riff poking holes in a ballooning cloud of puffy art-rock. The entire album is full of such delightfully left-of-center songwriting.” - Stereogum

"’I Got Your Message’ captures the senses that accompany disbelief. Its airy and energized pop looks at the loss that follows a distressing phone message and the acknowledgement of being unable to comprehend or act on a feeling.”- The Grey Estates

“Rodriguez is an ace pop songwriter, and most of his compositions here are upbeat and catchy, even when he’s exposing his wounds… From a pure songwriting standpoint, Hideout has made great strides since their debut. At just a half-hour long, So Many Hoops doesn’t wear out its welcome, but in that short span it combines catharsis, celebration, grief, joy and pain. For a relatively short album, So Many Hoops covers an impressive amount of ground.” - SD City Beat

“Hideout makes the kind of glam pop that you could image selling millions of records if people still actually bought records.”- Free Williamsburg

 “‘See You Around’ does give you an almost immediate sense that you’re listening to a person who has recently had to handle a lot of life in a relatively short amount of time. Fortunately, in the hands of such a skilled songwriter as Gabriel Rodriguez, that experience has been expertly mined into a tight, and deeply catchy pop song.”- KCRW