Friday, 17 August 2012

Friday Feature - The Hush Sound

This week's Friday feature is The Hush Sound, a four piece (three guys one girl) indie jangle band from Illinois, United States. I'm not going to lie - I love these guys - their music is both elegant and eloquent. Their deep, dark lyrics counterpoint their bright, joyful (and extremely skilled) instrumental melodies only exemplified by their tight vocals harmonies courtesy of Bob Morris (now of Stamps) and dreamy voiced Greta Salpeter (now of Gold Motel). To put it simply: their music is catchy as hell.

Where will I have heard them before?

Their single 'Honey' appears in the 'All About Appearances' episode of Privileged whilst Tommie Sunshine's Brooklyn Fire Retouch of 'Wine Red' appears in the film Snakes on a Plane along with many other Decaydance / Fueled by Ramen bands, whose label they are on. They are currently on hiatus (boo) however are considering an Autumn 2012 tour (yay)...though probably only in America (boo again).

Featured Song: Wine Red

Where can I hear more?

The Hush Sound released three albums. Like Vines (2) and Goodbye Blues (3) are easily available for download or as a hard copy in America however So Sudden (1) is only available as a hard copy in the USA / as an American import (which makes it much more expensive). Due to its price I would recommend buying Like Vines and Goodbye Blues before investing in So Sudden. It is just as good an album as the other two but is definitely less polished so for fans of the indie jangle genre / Hush Sound-Gold Motel-Stamps triangle only.

What is their website?

Next week: I'll be on holiday. When I return we will continue our Hush Sound journey with Greta's new band Gold Motel.

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