Monday, February 16, 2009

The Hush Now: The Hush Now

The Hush Now
The Hush Now
Self-Released [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
It is always a nice surprise to discover an unsigned band that makes you take notice when you play their record. Boston's The Hush Now is one of those bands because their self-titled debut is an infectious slice of alt-pop shoegaze that will win you over after just one spin. Each song is somewhat sprawling with layered vocals but mostly keep themselves contained into 4 minute pop structures. This unique packaging gives The Hush Now a balanced sound but gets the listeners out just at the right time completely satisfied and wanting more!

Key Track: "Traditions"

Band With Similar Fire: Teenage Fanclub

Official Hush Now Website
The Hush Now MySpace

-Reviewed by Reece Michael