Despite the fact that we often talk about longing for a distant time in music history that’s lost to us, we would be remiss to not acknowledge the glory that the early 2000s held. Specifically, we would be ignoring all that was the emo revolution.
Now when you think of emo, it’s hard to not immediately think of the 3 bands who rose to popularity around 2005– Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco and My Chemical Romance, or as we might refer to them, the ‘holy trinity of emo.’ As legend has it, one band has to fall for the others to thrive, and if we’re being honest, it’s not so much a legend considering it’s been proven time and time again. Because of this phenomenon, it’s sometimes easy to forget that other bands rose to and fell from fam around the same time, for example, The Hush Sound.
If you’re reading this and asking yourself, who’s The Hush Sound? You’re probably not alone in that.
The band, like Fall Out Boy, was originally from Chicago, and consisted of 5 people, Bob Morris, Mike LeBlanc, Greta Salpeter, Darren Wilson and Chris Faller. After releasing 3 albums between the span of 2005 and 2007 alongside indie label, Fueled By Ramen, it seemed like The Hush Sound were on their way up to becoming a household name. Now don’t get us wrong, it wasn’t easy, but they were clawing their way through.
The band toured as an opening act for everyone from Fall Out Boy to Boys Like Girls and Hellogoodbye. They became the band you accidentally saw 4 times without realizing it, but you were happy you did, and then suddenly they disappeared. After announcing a hiatus in 2008 to pursue their own career paths in music, all of which fel short of the success The Hush Sound reached, it turns out that all hope is not lost for the indie-folk band!
While we’re still not 100% sure who exactly is ‘in the band’ anymore, or if they’re truly planning on releasing a new full length album anytime soon, it seems like they have a somewhat shaky relationship with their own hiatus status. As recently as this year, the band tweeted out from their official @TheHushSound Twitter that they were still playing shows around Los Angeles, and possible even writing new music. So if you had already put this band to rest in the graveyard of music you used to listen to in your mind, why not consider grabbing a shovel and digging them up a little for a walk down memory lane?