54 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Hush Sound
Supporting Acts: Genevieve Schatz (of Company Of Thieves), Lucas Carpenter The Hush Sound
The Hush Sound’s journey began in 2005 in the way most young bands do: as a group of friends playing together in their parent’s basement after high school. Songwriters Bob Morris and Greta Morgan would write their quirky piano and guitar driven pop songs in between Greta’s homework sessions and Bob’s duty as a lifeguard at the local swimming pool. After writing a batch of songs, the two were joined by drummer Darren Wilson and bass player Chris Faller, other locals in the Chicago music scene. The group began playing shows in suburban basements, VFW Halls, and community theaters soon after. They were only in high school but their lyrics told shrewd truths and their baroque pop melodies spoke to an audience looking for something more; something different than the standard fare of midwestern angst. The band never dreamt that by the end of that year, they’d be invited to open arena tours across the US, the UK, and Japan and go on to share the stage with artists like OK GO, Phantom Planet, The Dresden Dolls, One Republic and beyond. Thanks to a devoted fanbase and word of mouth appeal, it wasn’t long before The Hush Sound solidified their place in the contemporary college radio canon. Their diverse influences and musical stylings resulted in a unique pop sound that bridges the gaps between power pop, folk, classic rock and pop music. A sound which grew and evolved with each record - So Sudden (2005), Like Vines (2006), and finally Goodbye Blues (2008); collectively selling over 200,000 copies. After a full year of adrenaline rushing and back-breaking touring to promote Goodbye Blues, the band subsequently took time off to explore other creative opportunities. It’s been eight years since The Hush Sound started playing together at those DIY spaces across Chicagoland. But the energy and soul of the band -- the honesty and character that made them your favorite band to begin with -- remain unchanged. And since the band connected to start touring again in 2013, The Hush Sound will continue playing live shows and is slated to release new music in 2013. Stay tuned, people. The Hush Sound is back. Hockey
A lot has been said about time spent in the woods in solitude. From classic Thoreau literature, to music from the Big Pink, or Bon Iver, all examine shutting out the world, losing, and perhaps finding yourself. In the fall of 2010, Hockey left behind the flowering fields of Oregon for the tiny town of Hillsdale, New York. The band toured almost non-stop in support of their debut album "Mind Chaos" (2009) and the desolate forests of upstate New York seemed an appropriate place to get away and work on developing new material. Hockey started as a duo (Ben Keys, Jerm Bass) at The Johnston College in Redlands, California in 2002. After stints in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Spokane, the band eventually landed in Portland, OR. In the summer of 2008 they embarked on a quixotic tour of the West in a converted van running on vegetable oil. Despite serious car trouble, the tour was a success. On the road, the band caught the attention of influential BBC radio host, Zane Lowe. After a few spins and a spot as "Reaction Record of the Week" for song ‘Song Away’, the band signed to Capitol/Virgin/EMI and things began to soar. Over the next two years, the group toured worldwide, focusing heavily on their large influence in the UK. After appearances on ‘Later with Jools Holland’, ‘Live from Abbey Road Studios’, and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’, Hockey booked gigs with Friendly Fires, Passion Pit and Phoenix, as well as headline tours in the US, UK, Europe and Japan. Festival spots for 2009 and 2010 included: Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Islie of White, Peace and Love, Hove, Eurocannes, Laneway, Bonaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza. In Aug 2010, following the many tours and the subsequent breakup of their live band, Ben and Jerm decided to head east and start work on their next record. Arriving upstate, the band set out on what was ostensibly a short time in the woods, to get away, write, and think. The result was twenty two months of creating and recording what eventually became the band’s sophomore effort, "Wyeth IS". Using vintage keyboards and drum machines made famous by 80's hip hop, as well as a "half time" technique which resulted in a deeper, more lush sound, the band began to re-imagine themselves, to evolve, and mature. Under considerable pressure from Label and Management about "hits" (a la Song Away) the duo eventually parted ways with both, freeing them to follow a new path. During this time the band almost changed their name. But they ultimately stuck with Hockey, while Ben replaced his last name, Grubin, with his middle name Wyeth. After months of breakthroughs and defeats, Ben and Jerm whittled the work down from over fifty demos to a final eleven songs. From the broad, universal perspective of "Wild Style" to the self reflective triumph of "Thought I was Changing", Hockey created an album about change, resilience and authenticity. This is the record they found in the woods, after they took the time to look...
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