The Hush Sound have announced a handful of fall/winter US tour dates, kicking things off with a hometown show in Chicago on October 26th at the House of Blues. The band decided to embark on this short trek after finding themselves writing a slew of new songs together and excited about releasing new Hush Sound material in 2013. The jaunt will focus on the Midwest and Northeast and includes shows at Philly’s TLA on November 16th and New York City’s Highline Ballroom on November 18th.
Formed in 2005, The Hush Sound started out playing VFWs, basements, and community theatres around Chicago. Though they were just in high school at the time, the band found their niche in the indie world by crafting lyrics that told shrewd truths and matching them with baroque pop melodies and stunning male-female vocal interplay. The next three years saw The Hush Sound release three full-length albums – So Sudden (2005), Like Vines (2006), and Goodbye Blues (2008); collectively selling 200,000 copies. Along the way, the band toured with a variety of divergent acts including Phantom Planet, OK Go, Rooney, OneRepublic and The All American Rejects.
It was 2009 when, after releasing three albums in three years and touring the world together, these high school friends decided to branch out a bit creatively. What seemed like a minute turned into a few years and it wasn’t until this summer in LA that they started to write new The Hush Sound songs together. A little more mature and focused, the band was able to bring their outside experiences to the group and approached songwriting with a renewed enthusiasm.
It’s been seven years since The Hush Sound started playing together in those DIY spaces across Chicagoland and with new songs in the works for 2013, they’re excited to hit the road together again this fall. See below for all confirmed tour dates, and stay tuned for what’s to come.
10.26.12 @ House of Blues Chicago, IL