Boston-based indie popsters The Hush Now have announced the release of their new EP, Shiver Me Starships, the follow-up to their successful album Constellations. The EP is scheduled for release on September 28th, at which point it will be available as a
free download on their website.
The band has already seen significant buzz, thanks to early radio support on both sides of the Atlantic with their last album Constellations. It charted in CMJ Top 50, received some Morning Becomes Eclectic love, as well as from BBC’s Radio 6 drawing comparisons to such influential artists as My Bloody Valentine, Guided By Voices, The Cure, and more. The album was recorded with David Newton of the The Mighty Lemon Drops in LA- the studio flooded on the first day of recording, which might have appeared to be a bad omen, yet came serve as an unconventional good luck charm; the rest of the recording went flawlessly, resulting in the successful production of an amazing album.
Furiously touring across the US in support of their previous release, their shows led them down to SXSW 2010, where they played no less than 6 showcases throughout the week. With the tour wrapped, The Hush Now returned to the studio to begin work on Shiver Me Starships, which they self-produced and plan to release for free on their website.
The EP was mixed by Benny Grotto (The Dresden Dolls), and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Magnetic Fields). The Hush Now is currently planning a full U.S tour in support of the release, then will be headed back to the studio to work on their
forthcoming full-length, due out in the Spring.