Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
After going to see The Game last Saturday, I had the opportunity to check out the energetic piano rock band The Hush Sound live in Boston. This was a big deal. Up until very recently, The Hush Sound had been on an extended hiatus; agreeing to temporarily disband in 2009, the band members floated their separate ways. I was therefore quite excited to see how one of my favorite bands would have been affected by a 3-year break.
Turns out the hiatus only made them better. They opened with Honey and seamlessly transitioned into Not Your Concern, drawing huge bursts of enthusiasm from a crowd that couldn’t have exceeded 150. Throughout the concert, THS did what they do best: vocalists Greta Salpeter and Bob Morris harmonized flawlessly, while drummer Darren Wilson provided the characteristic driving rhythms of their songs. They also played a song on their upcoming (!!!) album, which I thought was a more mature, melodic departure from their previous work; it sounded a lot like Gold Motel, a new band that Greta formed during the past 3 years.
Overall, the show was incredible. When performing live, THS broadcasts an energy that no studio recording could ever capture. If any of you ever get the chance to see them perform, try not to miss out.