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

1 comment:

wishfulthinking said...

Sorry for the irrelevant comment, but I'm wondering if you know whether any contemporary power pop bands have covered the Raspberries' song "I Can Hardly Believe You're Mine." If know of any covers of that song please leave a note for me on my blog.