7:00 pm EDT, March 21, 2013

The Hush Sound releases 2 new singles and announces US tour

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After a five-year absence, The Hush Sound is back with a full roundup of spring tour dates and a preview of the group’s catchy new single, “Not a Stranger.” Listen here!

Fans have anxiously been awaiting the return of The Hush Sound, an indie-pop powerhouse that broke onto the scene with 2005’s album, So Sudden.

The group, consisting of Greta Morgan, Bob Morris, Chris Faller, and Darren Wilson, has been on hiatus since 2009 and hasn’t released any new music since 2008. After a few shows in the fall of 2012 and a visit to SXSW, The Hush Sound has now officially announced its comeback. The band’s new music, according to a press release, has “all of the charm and brightness that brought them success in the past, this time with a more mature and refined sound.”

One of the new singles, “Not a Stranger,” premiered yesterday on The A.V Club. The song is upbeat and energetic, but has more depth and development than The Hush Sound’s past music, as promised. Take a listen here.

The second single, “Scavengers,” is now available for purchase on Rhapsody. If you don’t have Rhapsody, you can still preview a few seconds of the song here.

Both “Not a Stranger” and “Scavengers” are available to purchase from the band’s website starting at $1 or more – it’s name your price. Both singles will also be available to purchase on a seven-inch vinyl during the band’s spring tour.

The Hush Sound will be joined by Hockey on tour. Tickets for the tour are now up for pre-sale and will also be available for general sale on Friday, March 22. The U.S. run will kick off at New York City’s Webster Hall on May 14 and wrap up in Cleveland at The Grog Shop on June 8. Check out the full list of dates below!

May 14 @ Webster Hall in New York, NY
May 15 @ Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
May 16 @ Royale in Boston, MA
May 17 @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
May 18 @ Amos Southend in Charlotte, NC
May 19 @ The Loft in Atlanta, GA
May 21 @ The Social in Orlando, FL
May 22 @ Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 23 @ The State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL
May 25 @ Trees in Dallas, TX
May 26 @ Fitzgerald’s in Houston, TX
May 27 @ The Parish in Austin, TX
May 29 @ Firebird in St. Louis, MO
May 30 @ Blue Note in Columbia, MO
June 1 @ Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, MN
June 2 @ The Rave in Milwaukee, WI
June 4 @ Metro in Chicago, IL
June 5 @ A&R Music Bar in Columbus, OH
June 6 @ Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA
June 8 @ Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH

Are you excited for the return of The Hush Sound? What do you think of the band’s new music? 

Photo Credit: The Hush Sound and Kristina Reyes

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