Fresh off the announcement of their forthcoming debut album, dream pop quartet Big Hush has released a mind freak of a video for their track “Cough.” Taking a deep dive in the darker realms of their bedroom rock sound, the D.C. band combines pop songwriting with the opulence of shoegaze in one technicolored soundscape. Watch the video via IMPOSE today.
“‘Cough’ is about being caught in a rut for so long that you lose touch with yourself and grow complacent about the shape of your life,” Big Hush says of the track. “The song is a plea that you could make to a friend, or yourself, to fight the easy temptation of viewing one's identity as reducible, or static. We're not as hard-wired as we think; we can always try to be better.”
Featuring members of Pygmy Lush and Flasher, Big Hush thrives in the gray area between harmony-laden melancholy, off-kilter punk, and cacophonous shoegaze. Fiercely embracing a collaborative spirit, Big Hush’s songs are imbued with the tension and tenderness requisite of intimate friendship.
Originally conceived as two separate albums, Big Hush’s debut LP, Spirit/Wholes, was recorded throughout 2014 and 2015. Chronicling a complex and gossamer aesthetic, the album’s ten tracks explore dense textures, complex arrangements and lush harmonies with a searing clarity.
Spirit/Wholes is due out via Robotic Empire on August 11. Catch Big Hush on tour this summer.
BIG HUSH — ON TOUR:
July 21 @ Hardywood (Richmond, VA)
July 22 @ Radio Shack (Raleigh, NC)
July 25 @ Neutral Grounds Coffee (New Orleans, LA)
July 26 @ Drkmttr (Nashville, TN)
July 27 @ Jan’s Room (Bloomington, IN)
July 28 @ The Comet (Cincinnati, OH)
July 29 @ Cole’s (Chicago, IL)
July 30 @ UFO Factory (Detroit, MI)
July 31 @ Happy Dog (Cleveland, OH)
August 1 @ Everybody Hits (Philadelphia, PA)
August 2 @ The ER (Boston, MA)
August 5 @ Hole In The Sky (Washington D.C.)
Spirit/Wholes Track Listing: