There’s something to be said about the relative calm of January. The hyperactive burst of the holidays fades in the rearview, the cold weather of New England brings a stillness to the region, and feelings on the year ahead offer a chance for both personal reflection and rebirth. All of these emotions seem to swirl within the music of Hush Club, a young Boston indie-psych quartet who today (January 10) offer two textured dream-pop tracks in “Flying Over Utah” and “Saturday,” each offering multiple layers of emotion that feels orchestral, with pockets of twang, indie-pop, and shoegaze intertwined without one overpowering the other. There’s a lot to digest in what amounts to a little more than six minutes of music, but it all adds up to a certain mood that Hush Club are claiming as their own.
“We love recordings that are huge and intimate at the same time, that take us into outer space but also inside ourselves, to familiar feelings and memories,” bassist and vocalist Alasdair MacKenzie tells Vanyaland. “That’s what we’re trying to achieve with these songs and all the other music we’ve been working on lately.”
“When write lyrics, we want to honestly represent how we feel, and that often means acknowledging that some questions don’t have easy answers,” MacKenzie adds. “Ambiguity is common in our lives and, we think, interesting, so it’s something we write about a lot.”