Echoing country-rockers Tom Petty and Neil Young, the Hiders grew from the single songwriting exploits of frontman Costs Alletzhauser. He used different thrash and punk rings throughout his teenagers and got his first proper taste of achievement with a steel outfit known as Grinch, which opened up for rings like Nirvana as well as the Afghan Whigs. It had been during his stint using the Ass Ponys that he linked to manufacturer Brad Jones, who got a pastime in Alletzhauser’s songwriting abilities. Prompted, Alletzhauser booked time at a Nashville studio room and asked his close friends Beth Harris, Toby Ellis, Tyler Ramsey, Dave Gilligan, Victor Strunk, and Todd Drake to become listed on him on his initial record. Alletzhauser and his motley gang of music artists dubbed themselves the Hiders, and their debut, Valentine, arrived in 2006.