A mix of queer politics, explicit sexuality, symphonic indie pop, and theatrical spectacle that borders on the religious, Toronto’s the Hidden Cameras are the brainchild of singer/songwriter/guitarist Joel Gibb. The 2001 debut album Ecce Homo — a collection of four-track demos released on Gibb’s own Evil Evil imprint — introduced a stripped-down version of the Hidden Cameras’ witty, acoustic-based songwriting, which drew comparisons to the Magnetic Fields and Belle & Sebastian. Ecce Homo also caught the ear of Rough Trade, whose signing of Gibb made the Hidden Cameras the first Canadian artist on the label in its 25-year history. Meanwhile, the group’s elaborate live performances, which include up to 30 go-go dancers, strippers, and musicians, as well as videos, projected lyrics, and heavy audience participation, won the group a widespread and devoted following in Canada. 2003’s Rough Trade debut, The Smell of Our Own, reflected some of the group’s more elaborate sound more so than Ecce Homo did and spread the Hidden Cameras’ subversively catchy music further afield. In 2004, the band released their long-awaited follow-up, Mississauga Goddam, named for the Toronto suburb of Gibb’s youth. Awoo, which presented a slightly tamer version of the Cameras’ “gay church folk music,” arrived in 2006.


The Hidden Cameras Share “Carpe Jugular”

The Hidden Cameras released a new single, “Carpe Jugular” today on Evil Evil/Motor Music and have teamed up once again with director Kai Staenicke for the video, premiered. The single, taken from The Hidden Cameras latest full-length album, AGE,

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Interview with The Hidden Cameras' Joel Gibbs. "Age" from 'The Hidden Cameras' is now out on EvilEvil/Motor Records. The Hidden Cameras play 1/28 in Paris.

Interview With The Hidden Cameras’ Joel Gibbs

Berlin is kind of an island of it’s own — it’s sort of not Germany. I’m really attracted to the free society of it. I like to escape my culture at times. My real inspiration though definitely comes from my time in Toronto. My true inspirations are my friends and family. Germany,

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Review Of "Age" By 'The Hidden Cameras'. The album comes out on January 21st on Evil Evil/Motor Entertainment. The Hidden Cameras play January 25 in Vienna.

Review Of ‘The Hidden Cameras’ New LP ‘Age’

Berlin based, Canadian born musician Joel Gibb and his band The Hidden Cameras (which consists of a variety of changing musicians) are to release their eighth studio album entitled AGE. Known for their elaborate, high energy performances, the band and Gibb have been making music since 2001 and even so, the album is actually a sort of coming of age album for the singer songwriter. “AGE deconstructs my musical roots,”

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The Hidden Cameras Premiere New Single "Year Of The Spawn". "Age" the upcoming album from The Hidden Cameras, comes out January 21st on Evil/Motor Music.

The Hidden Cameras Premiere New Single

The Hidden Cameras have premiered a second single off their upcoming new album AGE, “Year Of The Spawn” today. AGE is The Hidden Cameras first new album since 2009’s Origin:Orphan, and will arrive January 21 on Evil Evil/Motor Music since 2001,

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The Hidden Cameras, led by songwriter Joel Gibb, have announced their sixth full-length album, AGE, due on January 21 via Evil Evil/Motor Music.

The Hidden Cameras Announce New Album

The Hidden Cameras, led by songwriter Joel Gibb, have announced their sixth full-length album, AGE, due on January 21 via Evil Evil/Motor Music. The eight-song collection is the band’s first since 2009’s Origin:Orphan. First single, “Gay Goth Scene”,

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