The Hush Now

The Hush Now

 West Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
BandAlternativePop

"So, if Elliott Smith had ever once thought "...okay, nuts to all this folky whimsy stuff, I want to join My Bloody Valentine, if that's okay with you..." he may have sounded something as good as The Hush Now." - Ian Fildes, Americana UK

Biography

Boston, MA – Aug, 2011 – Boston’s indie rock quintet, known as The Hush Now, are at it again. They will be releasing their brand new album, Memos, on September 27th. Similar to some of their previous works, Memos was produced and recorded by Benny Grotto (Dresden Dolls, Ben Folds) at Mad Oak Studio’s and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Magnetic Fields, Spoon). The Memos sessions yielded twelve new impressive tracks including ten album tracks, another Halloween single and New Year’s single. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/TheHushNow.

Consisting of Noel Kelly (vocals/guitar), Adam Quane (lead guitar), Barry Marino (drums), and Pat MacDonald (bass), Memos showcases an inspiring display of intricate instrumentation and insightful lyricism. The album is a collection of diverse songs. Each has it’s own personality but there is definitely a cohesiveness as the band introduces two new lead vocalists to join Kelly, as Quane steps out on ‘Cameraphone’ and Marino closes out the album on ‘Things Fall Down’. The album as a whole is a moving piece of artwork that will take you into a dreamy state of mind you don’t want to break away from.

The Hush Now’s self-titled debut (2008) and sophomore release, Constellations (2010), both quickly climbed independent radio top 100 charts and drew comparisons to Guided By Voices, The Cure, and Kitchens of Distinction, among others. Blog buzz and radio play by influential BBC 6 DJ Steve Lamacq and KROQ’s Rodney Bingenheimer further fueled interest in the band.

In addition, after the success of last Fall’s EP, Shiver Me Starships, a successful national tour, and powerful performances at CMJ 2009/2010 and SXSW 2009, The Hush Now are ready to keep the momentum going. A hard working band, having just re-released Constellations, they already have their minds and hearts set on Memos.

Discography

The Hush Now - The Hush Now (Debut Album)
Released: 10/21/2008
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Hoping and Waiting (single)
Released: 9/15/2009
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Wishing You a Happy Christmas (single)
Released: 12/15/2009
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Contrails (single)
Released: 1/15/2010
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Constellations (Sophomore album)
Released: 2/15/2010
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Vietnam Giraffe (single)
Released: 8/31/2010
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Shiver Me Starships (EP)
Released: 9/28/2010
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Please Mephistopheles, Leave Me Alone (Single)
Released: 10/31/2010
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - On Holiday (Single)
Released: 11/28/2010
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - The Atheist (Single)
Released: 6/21/2011
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Constellations 2.0 (Remix/Remaster)
Released: 6/21/2011
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Thorns Dance Re-mix
Released: 7/15/2011
Label: Self-released

The Hush Now - Memos
Released: 9/27/2011
Label: Self-released

Set List

Big Awesome
Constellations
For What It's Worth
The Other Ones
Thorns
Traditions
Vancouver
Clouds
Rooftops
Memos
Please Mephistopheles
The Glow
Things Fall Down
Arkansas
Sitting on a Slow Clock
Subtle Like Bombs
Pete's Best
Cameraphone