Rauelsson Video Highlights, “Debutantes”



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Rauelsson – “Debutantes”

Local Cut got the scoop on the lead track from La Siembra, la Espera y la Cosecha out Jan 12, 2010 on HUSH, and had these illuminating comments:

Rauelsson recorded the core of his new record—everything but the vocals, really—at Type Foundry studios in the fall/winter last year with the help of friends and producers Adam Selzer and Dave Depper (Norfolk & Western), and you can hear the seasonal touch. La Siembra, la Espera y la Cosecha is a mostly acoustic album, and “Debutantes” even forgoes percussion (except for a little sleigh bells in the background) for atmosphere. The light touch, then, is supplied by Rauelsson’s expansive voice, one that’s so pretty that you don’t really care that he’s singing in a foreign language.

Loch Lomond Announce West Coast Tour

photos by Joe Mansfield watch the vid @

photos by Joe Mansfield watch the vid @

West Coast Tour

Monday Nov 9  Pendleton Center for the Arts   Pendleton,Or
Tuesday Nov 10 The Woods     Portland, Or
Wednesday Nov 11 University of Oregon  Eugene, Or (lunch show)
Thursday Nov 12  Hotel Utah   San Francisco, Ca
Friday Nov 13  Luigis   Sacramento, Ca
Saturday Nov 14  The Historic Brookdale Lodge  Santa Cruz, Ca
Sunday Nov 15  Muddy Waters  Santa Barbara, Ca  (w/the Generationals)
Monday Nov 16  The Loft (UCSD)   La Jolla, Ca
Tuesday Nov 17  Bootleg Theater  Los Angeles, Ca (w/ Horse Feathers)

Complete Love For Completists.


If you are the kind of person that must collect everything by the artist that catches your ear, or the label that snags your heart, this is a love letter to you.

We’ve just added all manner of digital bundles to our collection of, shall we say, bundles concrete.

Most notably our surprisingly popular “The Works” Complete HUSH catalog listing has been brought into the digital age with a whopping 5.5+ gig music download of well over 70 albums at a stupifying 63% discount (that’s 90 bucks less than the CD version and no hefty shipping fee.).  Look for more from Laura Gibson, Loch Lomond, Nick Jaina, Norfolk & Western, Kind of Like Spitting, Blanket Music, & Graves

And now for… A Book About Elephants

My introduction to Christina Tsui’s music came as so many do these days: an update–the kind I rarely register–to my Myspace page said, “A Book Of Elephants has added a new track”.  The thumbnail looked like this:


The combination of moniker and unaffected webcam still (or if it was affected, certainly standing in stark contrast to a prevailing trend toward exotic and humorless masquerading) was enough to pique my interest, and indeed served as an apropos indicator of the music:  An equally unaffected and clear-voiced singer served up short songs with painterly lyricism and appealing melodies. Have a listen:

LISTEN: An audio introduction from the artist.

Download the EP in The HUSHshop

The songs gave me a nostalgic flashbacks to the wide-eyed and optimistic documenting of bedroom recordings that HUSH was founded on. Wanting to recapture a little of that spirit, I asked Christina if she’d mind if I played accompaniment, remotely.  The result is an EP titled Milk The Moon, wherein Tsui’s vocals and guitar melodies stand sentinel over minimal arrangements for piano, bass, glockenspiel, celeste, percussion and soft keyboard lines.

This is another in a series of releases wherein we present the music freely as a gift, asking only that if it brings joy to your life that you mindfully reciprocate with your monetary support.

-Chad Crouch, Aug 09

HUSH seeks to nurture a liberated music culture where personal discovery meets elective support and thrives. Let’s do this thing–together!

$3 Sale Continues: Amy Annelle, Fancie, KoLS

Total bargain alert!  We’re continuing the rotation of our special sale: 3 albums (aged 3+ years) on sale for $3 each, for 3 weeks only! This will be a limited-time offer with rotating specials from our back catalog.  Available in the HUSHshop.

Have a listen and consider for your collection.

Amy Annelle – “A School Of Secret Dangers” Sampler Mix

Fancie – “A Negative Capability” Sampler Mix

Kind Of Like Spitting – “Learn: The Songs Of Phil Ochs” Sampler Mix

Amy Annelle - "A School Of Secret Dangers"

Amy Annelle – “A School Of Secret Dangers”

A School of Secret Dangers is a campfire album with indie swagger; replete with songs that thrive on understated instrumentation and charming…
Fancie - "A Negative Capability"

Fancie – “A Negative Capability”

Fancie – “A Negative Capability” Sampler Mix A breathtaking debut charged with sexual politics and elegant beauty. Wood sings with the …
Kind Of Like Spitting - "Learn: The Songs Of Phil Ochs"

Kind Of Like Spitting – “Learn: The Songs Of Phil Ochs”

Kind Of Like Spitting – “Learn: The Songs Of Phil Ochs” Sampler Mix Phil Ochs is to Bob Dylan as Kind of Like Spitting is to Bright Eyes. You will no…

Hamman Discusses Life on a Winery & Yodelling, Delights Crowd

Dustin Hamman, his band of Johns, (John Vechiarelli, John Whaley & John Reski) and Michael Capello on stand-up bass performed as Run On Sentence for OPB Radio’s Live Wire! variety show a few weeks ago. Despite some technical difficulties (neatly edited out for the radio) the band gave a rousing performance. and Hamman charmed the audience with anecdotes from life in the Columbia Gorge.


You can download the podcast via iTunes (The April 18th Episode)