Boston’s indie rock quintet, known as The Hush Now, are at it again. They have released their brand new album, Memos, as of 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. You can check out a full stream of Memos on AOL Music’s Spinner under the Related Links section.
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.
The Hush Now have released Memos on the 27th of September.