Sometimes the road just isn't all that fun, especially for an introvert like Film School's Greg Bertens, whose tour adventures last year included being attacked outside a club and having his band's equipment stolen from a hotel parking lot. After returning to the comfort of his L.A. apartment to write a new record and reboot Film School's lineup, Bertens has re-emerged with the grandly melancholic Hideout. The My Bloody Valentine and Jesus And Mary Chain influences are obvious, but so is Bertens' talent for making self-absorbed shoegaze sound beautiful instead of annoying. "There are two kinds of love," he sings on the gorgeous "Two Kinds," and both are equally sad on Hideout. Who wants it any other way?

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