Like Vines

Like Vines

by The Hush Sound


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Like Vines

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2006
Label: Decaydance
UPC: 0645131208521
catalogNumber: 12085
Rank: 85296

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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Like Vines 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always loved The Hush Sound so it was about time I bought their CD. In order to get the best price, I decided to purchase from Barnes and Noble with a coupon I received via e-mail. The shipping was amazing. It arrived in three business days with regular packaging of cardboard. I was slightly disappointed when I realized there was a crack along the back. Even though the CD was not damaged on the inside, it was obvious that they didn't really "handle with care". At first I thought that was the fault of the delivery store, but it turns out when I had Barnes and Noble replace my CD with a new one, there were still some minor scratches. I ended up keeping the new CD anyway and loved it ever since. I also appreciated the fact that Barnes and Noble replaced the CD in the first place in order to satisfy the customer. I'll be sure to purchase products from here again, but I am probably going to go into the store instead.
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i love the hush sound and this is probably my favorite cd by them.i love wine red and dont wake me up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love the hush sound, ive heard all three cds, and havent found a song that i didnt like. they're amazing
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cd! I love how there are two main singers, a guy and a girl...they sound so good together! I especially like Lighthouse and Don't Wake Me Up! This is a must have!
thehushsoundroxsox More than 1 year ago
I LOVE The Hush Sound and this is their best album yet, followed by So Sudden, then Goodbye Blues. All their music is great. I love all their songs and find them very catchy. They are a very talented band with great vocals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best cds ever.I really like Dont wake me up and lighthouse.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just recently bought this CD, and I have to say I wasn't dissappointed! The lyrics and vocals are incredible. You can listen to the whole CD over and over and not get tired of it, it's that good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is something for everyone on this album!! Every track is absolutely incredible. Definitely a must!
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