THE HINT Official Site Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Photo: Wintered Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:22:53 +0000 “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

The Hint – Winter is Coming (-tbt-)

Photo: taken during pre-production for the “Consider This A Sign” collection of singles.

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Summers and this Song Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:37:55 +0000 Throwback! Recorded in Atlanta, released nearly five years ago :)

Listen and download – “Remember“.

Hear the whole EP “They Can’t Stop Us Now” here (lyrics too)

Buy it on iTunes –


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Goodbye Recher Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:09:02 +0000 The end of an era. We are grateful to have shared so much time with all of you in that starry-eyed, darkened, purple-walled corner of Baltimore called the Recher Theatre. That stage was our ‘hometown show’, our place to always come back to no matter how far we strayed. I’m sure all the bands felt that way, too. To our friends, to all the bands, to the fans, every single one of you that made the shows possible: thank you. We were lucky enough to be a part of so many sold out shows there, and every single one was an event. Seeing your name in lights on the marquee out front meant something more than at any other venue. It was our spot. And, the fact that we all came out to see each other made it what it was. We all supported it. I’ll always remember you as the tight-knit group we were, that we still are. Sometimes, with over a thousand people in that room, it was just utter chaos – but the kind you crave, the kind you can’t get enough of. Hanging outside was just as memorable, at the vans, out back, in front in the lines. Piling gear onto the stage, bumping into all our friends’ bands, talking at the tables out front, stacking merch – I even collected tickets once just to say hi to everyone. I hope those bonds and that feeling will last in new places as we all scatter about. Keep that local love close.

Dan sent over a pic of a setlist that very well may be from one of our first shows at the now-defunct Recher Theatre:

The Hint - Recher setlist (1st?)

Good memories. Scheduling conflicts made it impossible for us to all be together on that stage before they tore it up last night. Thanks to Evan, Will and Keith for all their hard work.

Santa Monica - Sunset

Meanwhile, back in the saddle toying around with many new things… the least of which, gorgeous sunsets in Los Angeles. More on fb, with Tim and Joe buried in gear as usual.

Kid in candy store - Tim

Cheers, all!

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TRACK: Don’t You (Live) Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:37:27 +0000 Lost track, throwback 2007 (recorded live):

Breakfast Club - Molly

From last week…

Valentines “Kiss Kiss” throwback (off of “When It Gets Dark Enough…”):


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Photos: Studio + 2013 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:34:19 +0000 Here we are, 23 days into 2013. Happy new one. We’re recording in the studio, chipping away at the new-new-tracks. If you were at our house shows, you’ve heard the next song already (but what you heard was an acoustic version) – it’s coming soon in an unexpected way. Rappy is yet again at the console, pushing us to the limits, and we’re going about recording very differently. More about that later. xx

From the studio (via fb):

Studio - Tessa, singing in the dark
Tessa, singing in the dark

Studio - Joe, amp simulations
Joe, waiting + guitars + faders + amp simulations

Studio - Tim, tuning
Tim, prepping beforehand

Studio - Geoff, recording
Geoff, recording (the beard retired on New Years Day)

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Merry Christmas + Update Tue, 25 Dec 2012 13:14:28 +0000 Merry Christmas!

We are back in the studio (with a short break for the holiday). Expect something new in 2013. I’ll post studio pics as they come on fb.

Moxy, the studio dog
Photo: Moxy, the studio dog

This month is the 6th anniversary of our album “When It Gets Dark Enough…” Two free downloads with a little back-story, below.

Random facts not many people know about “When It Gets Dark Enough…”:
(1.) Tessa sang on a few songs in this album, long before joining us on stage.
(2.) The band began work on the album at a tiny space on Hope Street, an actual road.
(3.) The album wasn’t recorded until after The Hint returned from a first tour in the UK, where the last tracks were written.
(4.) The hidden track has never been played live, and it’s arguably never been played as a band all together in its entirety.

“I Want It To Feel Like Love”:
Half written on a piano in Winchester, England, the other half in a few different rooms in Maryland, this throwback is one of our most-requested songs. This shorter version appeared on the “Hintron (Singles)” collection, after the album came out.

“Eyes Wide Open”:
One of the first songs written for the album, it was first demoed in North Jersey, and later recorded in Paul Leavitt’s basement in Maryland.

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Photos: Baltimore Love Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:29:00 +0000 From the house on a hill in Maryland this Halloween:

Photos: Atwood Murray (click to enlarge)

Big support for one of our favorites, the Baltimore Love Project.

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Giving thanks: we love you guys for sticking with us, listening to the songs we make, coming to our shows, giving us the freedom to explore and change, and most of all, for being a part of our long journey. Whether you like an old song or a new track, we’re lucky to have shared time with you all. Big thanks to DC-101 for playing “Change Your Mind” during October, Galler for supporting us at WTMD, and Dan Rappaport for pushing to make a simple and honest bedroom recording a song on the radio. Thank you!

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Photos: Bonfired Tue, 30 Oct 2012 03:26:48 +0000 Awesome night, good to hang w/ everyone again. Stay safe in the storm, East Coasters. Special thanks to everyone that made the house show and bonfire possible. L-O-V-E.

More pics on FB.

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House Show: October 27th Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:25:21 +0000

Just announced: Halloween House Show w/ bonfire and after-party.

Open the full flyer here.

Msg us for a FB invite.

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Song: Change Your Mind Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:32:59 +0000 Download – FREE / iTUNES / AMAZON / PLAY / SPOTIFY

The Hint - Change Your Mind (artwork)

Produced by Dan Rappaport

Free MP3 Download

High resolution artwork – click to open

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