The Hush Sound

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SPIN Staff

Who? The Chicago quartet -- Bob Morris (guitar/vocals), Greta Salpeter (piano/guitar/vocals), Darren Wilson (drums), Chris Faller (bass) -- released their full-length debut, Like Vines, earlier this week.

What's the Deal? After Panic! at the Disco's Ryan Ross told Pete Wentz to check out the Hush Sound's self-released 2005 EP (which they recorded just three months after forming) on purevolume.com, the Fall Out Boy bassist quickly signed them to his label, Decaydance. Then, Wentz chose to promote them by taking a self-portrait with the case for Like Vines covering his Johnson (read more).

Sounds Like: With "A Lion's Roar," a melodically piping carnival tune, "Lighthouse," a haunting waltz, and "We Intertwined," the album's catchiest cut, you'd think the Hush Sound's keyboard-driven pop would earn them a slot on tour with Ben Folds. But these mostly-teenagers have hit the road opening for Fall Out Boy and the All American Rejects, playing bouncy and clever confections tempered by Salpeter's angelic vox.

Fun Fact: Drummer Darren Wilson steals a bible from every hotel his band stays in on tour, and he keeps them in his suitcase for future use.

Now Hear This: The Hush Sound - "Wine Red" (Download MP3)

Talk: Will the Hush Sound follow in Panic's footsteps to superstardom? COMMENT

On the Web: thehushsound.com

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