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Them Hills returns for CD release

Them Hills, a bi-coastal, semi-local band will release its third album, “Rad Disguise,” Saturday at Coopers Ale Works.

The bones of Rad Disguise started coming together during the first week of January 2010. Guitarist/singer Dan Elkan and bassist Thaddeus Stoenner convened at their warehouse space outside of Nevada City to begin writing new songs. Elkan had just come off a year of performing as a guitar player/backup singer for Dangermouse and James Mercer’s project, Broken Bells, and drummer David Torch had moved to New York City to work for The New York Times as a photographer. Elkan and Stoenner found themselves without a drummer or a recording budget and very little time to work together, so the pair scraped together a few microphones and reference monitors and began brief and sporadic demo sessions, which would ultimately become “Rad Disguise.”

It will be close to a year since Them Hills last performed in Nevada City. At Saturday’s show, the group will perform “Rad Disguise” in its entirety and add in older favorites as well. Joining them is good friend Ryan Donnely of Casual Fog, who too also released a new album, “Below The Heart and The Moon,” this September, plus The Horoscopes, featuring husband-and-wife duo Chris Streng and Sasha Soukup of Mt. Whateverest, Jonathan Westfall and DJs Owen, Sam and Charlie.

The evening begins at 8 p.m. at Coopers, 235 Commercial St. in Nevada City. There is an $8 cover, and only those 21 and older can attend.

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