SOURCE: Atlantic Records

May 13, 2008 13:15 ET

The Hush Sound Say Hello to the Road With Full-On Summer Headline Tour; Acclaimed Band to Be Joined on Multi-Artist Bill by The Cab, The Morning Light, and Others; Itinerary Kicks Off July 7th in Pittsburgh

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Hush Sound have revealed their travel plans for the summer with the announcement of an upcoming North American headline tour. The schedule sees the Chicago-based band celebrating their recently released third album, "GOODBYE BLUES."

The trek will commence on July 7th at Pittsburgh's Diesel, with dates continuing through late-August (see itinerary below). Joining The Hush Sound on all dates will be fellow Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Cab, whose eagerly anticipated debut album, "WHISPER WAR," has just debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. In addition, a number of other acts will appear on the tour on select dates, including Steel Train and The Morning Light.

Presale ticketing for all shows (with the exception of an August 4th date at San Francisco's Slims) is set to begin tomorrow, May 14th. During the presale, the band will offer 20 VIP tickets in each market which will allow those ticketholders the opportunity to attend soundcheck. For more details, check www.thehushsound.com and www.myspace.com/thehushsound. The Hush Sound -- who are currently traveling the continent alongside Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen's own Panic At The Disco on the 2008 Honda Civic Tour -- will unveil additional dates in the coming weeks.

"GOODBYE BLUES" -- which follows the Chicago-based band's acclaimed second album, 2006's "LIKE VINES" -- was recorded last fall at North Hollywood's Fairfax Recordings with producer/engineer Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Jon Brion) at the helm. Tracks such as "Honey" and "Medicine Man" see The Hush Sound thumbing through the back pages of American music, filtering blues, swing, rock, and folk through the prism of their own unique sensibility. The result is the band's most ambitious work to date, a mature and masterful album which displays their distinctive gift for melding emotional depth, intellectual vigor, and catchy pop buoyancy.

"All of a sudden everything just clicked," says vocalist/pianist Greta Salpeter. "This record is the consummation of our unconsummated marriage."

"GOODBYE BLUES" had already begun to receive praise from a variety of national outlets. "One of the most mature releases in recent Ramen history," declared All Music Guide, praising The Hush Sound's "usual mix of co-ed vocals and jaunty songcraft" while commending the group for its "willingness to experiment." Blender hailed Salpeter for "(raising) both the blood pressure and the competency of everything she touches, from the stomping 'Medicine Man' to the bouncy, old-timey 'Love You Much Better.'" "'GOODYBYE BLUES' has the structure and completeness to make this an album that sticks with the listener over time," says AbsolutePunk.net, adding, "The only thing you'll be saying goodbye to is the same recycled pop-rock trash you've been listening to."

For up-to-the-minute news, tour dates, and on-sale information, please see the band's official website, www.thehushsound.com, or their MySpace page, www.myspace.com/thehushsound. Additional news and info can be accessed at www.fueledbyramen.com and www.decaydance.com.

The Hush Sound are: Greta Salpeter - vocals, piano * Bob Morris - vocals, guitar * Chris Faller - bass * Darren Wilson - drums.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                              THE HUSH SOUND
                               On Tour 2008
         5/13 - 6/14: 2008 Honda Civic Tour w/ Panic At The Disco
                           7/7 - 8/24: w/The Cab
MAY
13      Montreal, QC           Metropolis
14      Toronto, ON            The Sound Academy
16      Cleveland, OH          Tower City Amphitheatre
17      Columbus, OH           The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
18      Indianapolis, IN       Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
20      Detroit, MI            The Fillmore Theatre
23, 24  Chicago, IL            Congress Theatre
25      Milwaukee, WI          Eagles Ballroom
27      Minneapolis, MN        Myth
30      St. Louis, MO          The Pageant
31      Omaha, NE              Westfair Amphitheatre

JUNE
1       Kansas City, MO        Uptown Theatre
3       Denver, CO             The Fillmore Auditorium
4       Salt Lake City, UT     Salt Air Theatre
6       Vancouver, BC          PNE Forum
7       Seattle, WA            Paramount Theatre
8       Portland, OR           Portland Exposition Center
10      Reno, NV               Grand Theatre @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
13      Las Vegas, NV          The Pearl
14      Anaheim, CA            The Theatre @ the Honda Center

JULY
7       Pittsburgh, PA         Diesel
8       New York, NY           Highline Ballroom
9       Cambridge, MA          The Middle East
11      Toronto, ONT           The Mod Club
12      St. Catherine's, ONT   L3
17      Toledo, OH             Headliners (Center Stage)
19      St. Paul, MN           Station 4
20      Chicago, IL            House of Blues
26      Colorado Springs, CO   The Black Sheep
29      Boise, ID              The Venue
31      Spokane, WA            Knitting Factory

AUGUST
4       San Francisco, CA      Slim's
6       San Diego, CA          Soma Sidestage
7       Phoenix, AZ            The Brickhouse
8       Tucson, AZ             The Rock
10      Austin, TX             Antone's
11      Dallas, TX             The Door
12      Houston, TX            Warehouse Live
14      St. Petersburg, FL     The State Theatre
15      Fort Lauderdale, FL    Culture Room
16      Orlando, FL            The Social
18      Atlanta, GA            The Loft
21      Baltimore, MD          Ottobar
22      Philadelphia, PA       The Fillmore @ the TLA
23      Hartford, CT           Webster Theatre
24      Buffalo, NY            Xtreme Wheelz

Additional Dates & Tour Support To Be Announced Shortly

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