Hinder, the multi-platinum Oklahoma City rockers, released their first acoustic EP entitled Stripped on May 13, 2016 via The End Records/ADA. The 6-song EP features 5 acoustic renderings of original Hinder songs, along with a band-favorited cover. Stripped followed on the heels of their fifth studio album When the Smoke Clears, released May 12, 2015. The songs on When the Smoke Clears run the gamut from rowdy rock to subtle country influence to memorable pop hooks, all of which retain the DNA-distinct spirit of Hinder. Singalong anthems, such as “Get Stoned” and “Lips Of An Angel,” shot Hinder to megastardom, establishing Hinder as the next wave in anthemic rock. Now they have over a decade-plus career under their belts, having honed their live chops touring with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Aerosmith, and Papa Roach. The band, which released its debut Extreme Behavior in 2005, followed by 2008's Take It to the Limit, 2010's All American Nightmare, 2012's Welcome to the Freak Show, and 2015’s When The Smoke Clears, has proven to have an unfuckwithable foundation, one that is bolstered by true friendships and proven know-how when it comes to writing and recording songs. The ability to walk the tightrope between genres, without a net, is something founding member of drummer Cody Hanson is proud of. "We can cross genres whenever we want," he said. "We don't want to be a band that can only do that one thing. We have something for everyone. We've always been that way. Having the ability to do our own production, having our own studio, gives us a chance to experiment and try new things." This freedom spawned the conception of Stripped – their first-ever acoustic release. Says Hanson, "We've always said that you can tell when a song is well-written when you can play it in several different styles and you still love it. It's fun to strip everything away and let our fans hear our music in a different way." Hinder know their audience and what their fans relate to. With a repository of hook-filled anthems that speak directly to their diehards, how could they not?
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