Chicago is to Pop-Rock as Detroit was to Motown, according to any recent music buff. A new band has emerged from the ever-growing musical sanctuary of the Windy City – The Hush Sound. Revolving around the microphone, Bob Morris, Greta Salpeter, Chris Faller, and Darren Wilson weave their lyrics into rich, imagery-laden stories. Their catchy, dreamlike, folk-influenced waltzes swell with elevating piano and guitar into songs that are equally perfect for bedtime or dancing.
After being a band for only three months, The Hush Sound recorded their first full-length album, So Sudden, in the spring of 2005. They released their debut album on their own before gaining the interest of Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz (who was urged to listen by Panic! At the Disco’s Ryan Ross) and were signed to his imprint label on Fueled By Ramen, Decaydance Records. The Hush Sound began writing Like Vines immediately after the release of their first album and recorded it over three weeks in March of 2006 with producer Sean O’Keefe and co-producer Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.
On June 6th, 2006, The Hush Sound will unveil Like Vines. Each imagery-rich song tells a story that is different from the next, yet they connect to form a complete thought, like scenes in a film. When you turn on Like Vines, you will run through a circus scene, be haunted by a ghost in a lighthouse, enter the mind of a stalker or go for a picnic. Swing, groove, rock, pop, and classical influences are woven in beneath the boy-girl vocals. You will be lifted by the summery melodies, lulled by the haunting songs and intrigued by the sometimes quirky, sometimes sweet, and always imaginative nature of The Hush Sound.
The Hush Sound recently opened for Fall Out Boy and The All-American Rejects on their spring arena tour and for The Academy Is...and FOB in the UK before joining labelmates Panic! At the Disco on a full US summer tour full of polka dancing and gambling.