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The Auteur at Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, this week.

The Auteur is a hilarious indie film, made in Portland by writer / director James Westby, featuring HUSH artists on the majority of the soundtrack. It’s screening serveral times this weekend at The Tribeca Film Festival, which had the presence of mind to highlight its “great indie rock soundtrack”. Below is a making-of reel. (A brief warning: may not be suitable for work, etc. Features blocked out nudity and language.) If you are in the NYC area this weekend we implore you to go see it! It’s an original mix of raunchiness and sweetness that will have you rolling in the aisle. For showtimes and more go to theauteurmovie.com or make friends on myspace.

Bienvenidos Rauelsson

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Raúl Pastor Medall is the first of our roster to break our anglophone release history and we’re thrilled about it. We became acquainted with Raúl during his Portland residency last year as he made fast friends with The Loch Lomond crew and Laura Gibson, among others.

His forthcoming release for HUSH is as stunning in form as it is in sound: Two satisfying EP CDs are housed in sturdy black board gatefold with Evan B. Harris (Cover artist for Laura Gibson’s If You Come To Greet Me) scribed text, printed with gold ink.

Raúl has given several interviews for Spanish radio recently and is presently at work on a soundtrack. We are looking forward to having him back in the Northwest in May.

Until then, enjoy this lovely tune (Featuring Laura Gibson):

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And say ciao over on his site or myspace

On The Road With Laura Gibson

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Laura’s been out on the road with Colin Meloy for a couple weeks now, opening the shows and singing duets with the most famous HUSH alumni. The route took them through DC, where Ms. Gibson had the pleasure of meeting Bob Boilen of NPR. Bob intived her to his desk cubicle to perform for those who weren’t on deadline for an off the cuff performance of “Hands In Pockets”. Have a look. The payoff is a the end, I think.

Very endearing, as always.

Checking in again with Nick Jaina

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Burlington Free Press offers this classy audio postcard montage. The lads are working their way back to Stumptown, but if you’re a Californian you’ll have no excuse not to catch them live, as they play every locale in the golden state over the next three weeks or so. (see sidebar for dates).

As if maiking up for lost time, Nick waxed poetical in a tour diary update to rival the likes of Melville at localcut.com. The scene was Wichita, KS, and the outlook is temporarily dour (but in case you don’t make it to the end) everything is okay, everything is alright. The music goes on.

We’ve also added Nick’s 2005 CD effort The Bluff Of All Time, and some handsome Nick Jaina related Tees to the HUSHshop.