Shane Hines | Sweet Soul Suicide

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Sweet Soul Suicide

by Shane Hines

An adventure in beautiful melodies and heartfelt songwriting. Both reflective and fun, it is an accessible collection of tunes everyone will enjoy.
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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1. The Switch
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2. Stay
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3. Only Wondering
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4. I'm Sorry Ann
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5. Echoes
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6. Need
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7. Do You Feel Safe
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8. So Strong
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9. Leave Me Here
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10. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey
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Album Notes
As a teenager, Shane Hines saw his older brother play guitar, and it didn't take long for him to decide he wanted to make music too. Growing up, the guitar stayed by his side and he decided "no matter what is going on around me, I'm going to do whatever it takes to make music my living." He developed his talent for songwriting while studying English Composition at George Mason University and earned his road warrior status in bands Ode to Abby and Atticus Finch before striking out on his own.

In early 2003, Shane Hines entered the studio with producer Kevin Rucker, an arsenal of new material, and the vision for a full band album to follow up his debut solo effort, Blues for Balalaika Vol. 1 & 2. When he emerged he had created an album that showcases his strengths as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

"We worked very hard to get a record everyone
was proud of. I wanted to be able to listen to it
5 years from now and not have regrets."

Full of rich melodies, Sweet Soul Suicide captures Shane's unique voice and honest songwriting along with the hearts and minds of listeners to form an accessible collection of tunes with a soulful spirit. Packed with thought-provoking songs, the lyrics convey themes of regret and a search for truth. says Shane "unwraps his honest thoughts around lush hooks and memorable melodies, emerging with a confessional album loaded with rock urgency and pop smarts."

Sweet Soul Suicide showcases Shane Hines' profound lyrical ability and unexpected musical shifts that reveal his seriousness, depth, and talent as a musician. The album is simultaneously substantive, musically entertaining, and memorable.

With ten original tracks and a cover of The Beatles "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except For Me and My Monkey," On Tap Magazine calls Sweet Soul Suicide a project that should be "on your radar, your calendar, and in your CD player." Shane calls The Beatles his "desert island band" and cites blues greats Albert, Freddie, BB King, Buddy Guy, and Jimi Hendrix as influences. Always in tune with great harmonies, his vocal chops have been compared to the Beach Boys. In more modern times, he has taken inspiration from Radiohead, Elvis Costello, The Police, Pink Floyd, Ben Folds, Big Head Todd, Counting Crows, Coldplay, and Beck.

Upon completion of Sweet Soul Suicide, Shane Hines gathered a band that includes his original musical inspiration, brother and guitarist Brent Hines, along with bassist Brian Keating, and drummer Pat Lash to hit the road. The band is now on tour throughout the East Coast in support of Sweet Soul Suicide, having already shared the stage with talent such as Tonic and Cake. "I am looking for this album to put us on the map in the East." Gathering new fans with each performance, Shane Hines is a brilliant live performer who never holds back.



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Kyle from British Columbia

If you are looking for a CD for yourself, your friend or one of your family members, then you should add this CD to your list. Shane Hines has vocalized his talents into one great CD.


This album is great! The songs are edgy yet poppy, good hooks and great guitar work and swings. And man, to mention Shane Hines' voice - it's unbelieveable. At times you feel like maybe it's something you've heard before, and then he hits notes and takes you just to that peak that makes a good song great. All the songs on this album really rock, and his voice makes them roll. Definately get this one!


nice tone talented guitarist great lyrics not a bad look either
I also kind of met Shane in Mr. Mac's class at insitute for the arts and i thought he was very good. He has a kind of rough edgy vioce but not over the top. Also a very talented guitarist and the lyrics were really thoughtful I liked it a lot. I'd probably give him a 3 1/2 or 4.

CD Baby

Sometimes it's hard to say what it is that makes certain "radio friendly" rock stand out from the rest of the derivative musical trends on the airwaves. But there's something extra coherent in this group- they aren't just filling your ears with phenomenal hooks and soaring guitar lines. There's something extra crackly and fizzy in their sound- thinks Poprocks- that demands more and more listening. It's not an unusual sound- but there's definitely something besides the usual happening here. A little extra shine, a little extra commitment to the music, a little extra passion. Here comes Shane Hines, here comes summer.


Being a pupil of Shane's I went to see his latest concert...usually I'm hesitant about buying cd's, but I bought his on faith and well I'm so glad I did. It has an amazing sound to it and I absolutly love it.

Brad Kaplan


Awsome, origional, creative,and worth buying....i met you!.....remember?
I love the CD and i will definatly buy it! I went to institute for the Arts this past summer and i met you in Mr.Mac's class i really thought you were good!....Keep up!.......oh yeah a lot of people liked you a lot!