In 2003, the Hidden Cameras frontman Joel Gibb wanted to “ban marriage.” Six years later, he vows to “marry one day in the NA.” Gibb and the varying cast of musicians who make up the Hidden Cameras play self-described gay church folk, and on their latest release, “Origin: Orphan,” they’ve made an attempt to grow up. The euphoric choir sing-alongs about stained linens and golden showers are almost entirely absent this time around, resulting in a pretty unmemorable record. One of the few exceptions is “Underage,” which finds Gibb telling his partner, “Let’s do it like we’re underage […] I’ll pretend you’re seven, you’ll pretend I’m eight.” Naugh-tay! (Not a real good song to get caught singing, either) If only there were more tracks like it. Here’s hoping the Hidden Cameras haven’t messed with their raucous live shows, too. (Kelley Hecker)
December 3 at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, (773)276-3300. 9:30pm. $14.