Wednesday, November 19, 2008

CD of the Day, 11/19/08:The Hush Now-The Hush Now

The Hush Now are a three-piece out of Boston led by frontman/songwriter Noel Kelly, and they've crafted a quality debut that dabbles in indie pop, college rock, and power pop. In essence, they've distilled a classic 80s/early 90s sound that recalls Teenage Fanclub, The Posies, Guided by Voices, and even at times REM.

"Bedtime Stories", the first track after a brief intro, beings with TF harmonies and ends with a Psychedelic Furs vibe, while "Vancouver" also follows in That 80's Sound. "Sadie Hawkins' Dance" is the first single, and it's a bright uptempo track the recalls The Ocean Blue, and "Pining" is a real treat, a midtempo atmopsheric number where the Posies comparisons apply. Other standouts include "Traditions", a throwback to the early REM sound, and "Landlord and tbe Tenant", another uptempo winner.

If quality 80s-influenced indie pop is your thing, I'll just hush now and let you click on one of the links below:

CD Baby
| MySpace | "Sadie Hawkins Dance" mp3