Friday, April 18, 2008
Back when I was in my mid-20s, somebody wrote that there had to be something in the water in Chicago. That seemed the only possible explanation for the fact that bands and artists like Cheap Trick, Smashing Pumpkins, Urge Overkill, Veruca Salt and Liz Phair all came out of that city and the surrounding area.
Chicago is still cranking out damned impressive rock these days: No, I'm not a huge Fall Out Boy fan, but their success in furthering the Chicago pop sound is a little tough to argue with.
Which brings me to The Hush Sound.
If you watch the Fox network these days, and I can't say I recommend that you do, you'll hear a song called Medicine Man being used in the promos for the upcoming episodes of House.
That song is the second single off The Hush Sound's latest release, Goodbye Blues.
Here's the first: Honey.
And, as a special Friday bonus -- a band that The Hush Sound reminds me of quite a bit. One of my favorite groups of all time, Jellyfish, with The Ghost at Number One.