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Shelley Short: Touring, Swimming, On The Sunny Side

Shelley Short is on deck for a quick national tour (dates in sidebar on right.). As a preview we have these nicely recorded performances from an appearance at Chicago’s Hideout just a couple months ago. Make sure to catch when she’s in your neck of the woods.

“Swimming”

“On The Sunny Side”

XLR8R: Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

The latest ish of XLR8R is on the stands. This year the “Annual City Issue” picked little ol’ Portland, OR. for a focal point–a departure from the megalopolises of past (Berlin, New York, Paris). HUSH is pleased to have merited a spread with a loose family tree illustration (above) that really only scrapes the surface of the wild and crazy creative cross-polinization that happens here in Stumptown. So pick it up at your local fresh culture dealer or download a digital copy for free via the PDFcast.

Peter Broderick – “Home” out today.

Many know Peter Broderick as one leg of Horse Feathers. Many others have noticed him as a bright star in the Efterklang troupe. Still others know him as the young composer to watch, establishing himself with two instrumental releases on the respected Type label. Beyond that, he has cut his teeth touring and performing with Loch Lomond, Norfolk & Western Laura Gibson, and contributing to the recent She & Him record.

But today we hear Peter’s voice for the first time. Of all the instruments Peter has at his disposal for this recording he has picked only two: vocal and guitar. Amazingly, Peter has turned this most pedestrian arrangement into someting time-worn and beautiful. Words fail.

Home is an album that is designed to be heard front to back. This album sampler will give you an idea:

Peter Broderick – Home Album Sampler

Home is an album you will cherish. Get it in the HUSHshop ($9.97 CD+download / $7.97 download only)

Peter has been warming up rooms for Efterklang for the past few weeks all over Europe. This video finds him in Kolding, weaving his tapestry of sound.