Hush (Asobi Seksu album)

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Hush
Studio album by Asobi Seksu
Released February 17, 2009
Recorded Gigantic Studios, New York, 2008
Genre Indie rock, dream pop
Length 43:30
Label Polyvinyl Record Co.
Producer Chris Zane
Asobi Seksu chronology
Live at the Echo 10/6/06
(2006)
Hush
(2009)
Rewolf
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
NME (6/10)[2]
The Phoenix 3/4 stars[3]
Pitchfork (5.5/10)[4]
PopMatters (8/10)[5]
Slant 2.5/5 stars[6]
Spin 4/5 stars[7]
Sputnik Music 4/5 stars[8]

Hush is the third studio album by New York-based shoegaze band Asobi Seksu. It was released on February 17, 2009 on their new label, Polyvinyl Record Co.. It included four singles: "Me & Mary," which preceded the album's release in November 2008; "Familiar Light", released in February 2009; "Transparence", released in August 2009; and "Layers", released in December 2009. The album demonstrated a shift from the more shoegaze-inspired work of prior releases to a mellower dream pop sound.

The album was recorded in the summer of 2008 and was produced by Chris Zane, who worked on their previous album, Citrus.[9]

The song "Layers" was featured in the episode "The Born Identity" of the third season of the TV series Ugly Betty.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Layers" – 4:00
  2. "Familiar Light" – 3:22
  3. "Sing Tomorrow's Praise" – 3:34
  4. "Gliss" – 4:03
  5. "Transparence" – 3:48
  6. "Risky and Pretty" – 0:44
  7. "In the Sky" – 3:40
  8. "Meh No Mae" – 4:03
  9. "Glacially" – 4:18
  10. "I Can't See" – 4:17
  11. "Me & Mary" – 3:07
  12. "Blind Little Rain" – 4:34

Credits[edit]

  • Produced and mixed by Chris Zane
  • Recorded by Alex Aldi
  • Mastered by Greg Calbi

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