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Laura Gibson shares from “Beasts of Seasons.” Pre-order!

Now available as a pre-order in the HUSH shop, the anticipated and gorgeous Beasts of Seasons is due out on Feb 24th! In this video Laura Gibson introduces “Funeral Song” and plays on location at Portland’s Lone Fir pioneer cemetery, her former backyard when writing songs for Beasts of Seasons. The album will be released Feb 24th on HUSH Records.


Laura Gibson shares from “Beasts of Seasons” from HUSH Records on Vimeo.

Also available in HD on YouTube.  (Compare and contrast with Vimeo if you’re bored.)  Yo, and subscribe to the HUSH YouTube channel too.

Chad Crouch goes ambient, makes anti-viral videos.

[dispensing with my usual third person plural voice, here’s some straight talk from Yours Truly]

I’ve started a YouTube Channel for my Sound of Picture songs. I think this type of music thrives when combined with imagery. In this case, I’m breaking form by pairing the music to moving images instead of simply photos.

Furthermore, I’ve started composing ambient music, which will be deployed as per usual via the Sound of Picture podcast. Two of the compositions, “Rubber Molecules” and “Electron Map” are featured in the following:

I’ve been thinking of them as antiviral videos simply because they require a different sort of attention span than YouTube tends to nurture. But, perhaps the HD resolution will delight in an unexpected way on the “People’s Tele”. So, subscribe (push that yellow button), no?

watch in HD

watch in HD

watch in HD

Sound Of Picture Vol 2 now available FREE

Sound of Picture Vol 2 Sampler Mix

Now available for free/donation in the HUSHshop.

Hot on the heels of Vol 1, we have 20 more short instrumental tracks to accompany photographs collected for your enjoyment and/or use (under a CC BY-NC license) by Chad Crouch. For more on that, there’s this Creative Commons blog entry about Crouch’s (aka Podington Bear) Sound of Picture project.

Enable your album art window, or gander at your iPod to see the corresponding photos! For quality-conscious content creators both volumes are now also available as lossless quality downloads at this bandcamp page (however the tracks are missing their corresponding photos, so the HUSHshop is the recommended source for most users).

Keep abreast with the Sound Of Picture Project via the free podcast.

Ben Barnett & David J (Novi Split) highlights

Stopping off at Portland’s The Artistery, the trifecta of Ben Barnett (of Kind of Like Spitting), David J (of Novi Split) and Sean Bonnette (of Andrew Jackson Jihad) made for a memorable evening’s performance. All were in fine form, playing a pile of covers and trying out new material on the second night of their tour of the west. Many more clips can be found here, including a lively take on “Punk Rock Girl” and a highly recommended kitchen performance of Tom T Hall’s “Chicken Song” by David J.


Novi Split - "Bright Bleak" from HUSH Records on Vimeo.

Novi Split - "Old Times" from HUSH Records on Vimeo.

Ben Barnett - "Are You Sure This Is Where You Want to Be" from HUSH Records on Vimeo.

Ben Barnett - "Best Of Things" from HUSH Records on Vimeo.