Like Vines

Like Vines

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by The Hush Sound
     
 

Not yet in their current lineup for two full years, the Hush Sound is remarkably already on album number two (as in full-lengths, not EPs). Though their debut, So Sudden, aptly laid the foundation for the band's melodic piano tinkering, it was still only recorded a month after their lineup solidified.See more details below

Overview

Not yet in their current lineup for two full years, the Hush Sound is remarkably already on album number two (as in full-lengths, not EPs). Though their debut, So Sudden, aptly laid the foundation for the band's melodic piano tinkering, it was still only recorded a month after their lineup solidified. Consequently, it comes as no real surprise that their sophomore effort, Like Vines, is a much more fully realized and mature sounding album. Issued through Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, the album is a wonderful change of pace for emo-punk-saturated ears; the Hush Sound produces bouncy, fun, and sweetly melodic songs based around warm instrumentation and a playful delivery. Though initial spins may find tracks sounding slightly interchangeable amid all the exuberance, listeners are rewarded with the distinct personality each eventually claims. All members technically share vocal duties, but the focus mainly lies in the tradeoff between guitarist Bob Morris and pianist Greta Salpeter. Morris has a strong and controlled voice that steers each song effortlessly, while perfectly complementing the sassy sweetness of Salpeter, whose vocals are often suggestive of Straylight Run's Michelle Nolan. From the effervescent "We Intertwined" to the breezy, bango-tinged "Where We Went Wrong" to the sparse "Lighthouse," the Chicago quartet explores the pop spectrum without losing their footing or making the music sound forced. After all, "Lions Roar" begins with the popcorn-fueled urgency of a circus before fading out near the end to reveal a lonely and austere trumpet -- and it works quite well. The triumphant "Don't Wake Me Up" and "Wine Red" are other notable highlights on a summery, unpretentious offering that shines thanks to a confident band very much full of life.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Decaydance
UPC:
0645131208521
catalogNumber:
12085
Rank:
73567

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hush Sound   Primary Artist
Roy Carter   Trumpet
Bob Morris   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Patrick Stump   Vocals
Brian Doherty   Upright Bass
Chris Faller   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Matthew Ginsberg   Mandolin
Johnny "Showtime" Janowiak   Trombone
Greta Salpeter   Piano,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bob Morris   Composer
Sean O'Keefe   Producer,Collaboration
Patrick Stump   Producer,Collaboration
Hush Sound   Composer
Dan Duszynski   Arranger,Producer,Collaboration
Sheldon Miller   Collaboration
Kristin Reyes   Illustrations
Greta Salpeter   Composer
Matt Schuessler   Collaboration
Earl Talbot   Collaboration

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