Tuesday, September 20, 2011

LP of the Month: THE HUSH NOW

September 2011
Album of the Month
This One You Need to Own

A BEST OF 2011 SELECTION - "Memos"

The Hush Now - Arkansas

TOP TEN ALBUM FROM 2011 - Seldom have I seen a more artistically driven band than The Hush Now. As my individual music tastes have become refined over the course of the last six years and our influence as a regional and then as an international music blog has grown, this band's music has never been far away. Always touring, recording, refining,... This is a band you can get behind. They've got personality and soul and an X-Factor... As a listener, a fan and as a friend you could never get away from the one nagging point - The Hush Now were always better than the material they had recorded. (It's that type of growth pattern.)

This Friday sees the release of Memos - undeniably The Hush Now's finest work to date. 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. Memos is a Rock/Pop masterpiece and an Album of the Year candidate.

The Hush Now

Noel Kelly, Pat MacDonald, Barry Marino and Adam Quane

The Hush Now - The Glow
photo by 5342 Studios

People are listening. The band leaked some songs from the new record and they immediately became the #2 most added on the CMJ Top 20 adds list and #3 most added on the CMJ AAA Top 5 adds list. All these lists mean something to music professionals but what it means to music nuts like you & me is this band is getting exposed to thousands of new people - and rightfully so! The anticipation has been pretty nuts. Thirteen new songs will be unleashed on Memos next Tuesday (9/27) but you can find out yourself here in Boston. We are working with some really exciting people (see the end of this post) to bring you a FREE CD RELEASE PARTY FOR THE HUSH NOW this Friday night in Sullivan Square (Orange Line) at Foundry24. The Hush Now will play the album from front to back. You can attend for free. 18+ Refreshments (also free) for those 21+

more dates
10.06 -- Rochester, NY -- The Bug Jar
10.07 -- Cleveland, OH -- Roc Bar
10.08 -- Chicago, IL -- Miskas
10.09 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Acadia café
10.11 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Frank's Powerplant
10.12 -- Indianapolis, IN -- Melody Inn
10.13 -- Knoxville, TN -- Preservation Pub
10.15 -- Asheville, NC -- Fred's Speakeasy
10.16 -- Nashville, TN -- The Muse
10.17 -- Lexington, KY -- Cosmic Charlies
10.18 -- Columbus, OH -- Skully's
10.19 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Arsenal Lanes
10.20 -- Philadelphia, PA -- The Fire
10.21 -- New York, NY -- Sullivan Hall
10.22 -- Somerville, MA -- Precinct

The Hush Now
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Wow, Ryan... How do you do it? I don't do it alone - that's for sure. In addition to our own volunteers and staff, RSL depends on sponsors and business partners to do these types of parties with great bands like this. In this case, if you RSVP to this show you get everything inside for free.

This event will be held at Foundry24 - a converted factory space in Charlestown, MA housing several emerging music and tech companies. The goal of Foundry24 is to build a productive community around the creative arts. -- empowers the music entrepreneur by providing the tools & resources necessary to build a transparent sustainable career. They are a small group of twenty-somethings who have been working professionally in the artist management, touring and marketing space for over a decade. They've witnessed firsthand the challenges of juggling the roles and responsibilities of a day-to-day music career while still keeping the dream alive. Indie Ambassador is a product of this environment. They are a software company building the foundation for the new music industry. -- Sidehatch Entertainment Group is a boutique music marketing, promotions, & creative strategy company. They provide their clients with an encompassing service in an environment conducive to fresh, innovative ideas. -- Strewnshank Studio is a full service recording studio and video production facility.

you must RSVP to attend. limited space.
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