Today Western Massachusetts’ loudest export, Kindling, have released their thunderous sophomore full-length, Hush, via 6131 Records.
Kindling has never lacked in volume and power, but on Hush the band have taken their mastery of dynamics to a exhilarating new degree. Recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato (The Pixies, Speedy Ortiz, The Hold Steady, Dinosaur Jr.) and mastered by Josh Bonati (Slowdive, Wild Nothing, Sufjan Stevens) Hush rises and falls, making every blast of distortion or wave of reverberating atmosphere that much stronger. This is more than just a collection of the right pedals and effects, Kindling’s attention to song-craft makes every moment feel purposeful. Hush feels essential, not just for shoegaze fans, but for anyone seeking powerful guitar rock.
Listen to Hush in full below:
Kindling’s run of North Eastern U.S. tour dates kicks off tonight in NYC. See full itinerary below:
11/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Trans Pecos
11/11 Florence, MA @ 13th Floor
11/12 Providence, RI @ News Cafe
11/16 Burlington, VT @ Speaking Volumes
11/17 Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Murdoch w/ Jet Black
11/18 Montreal, QC @ Atomic Cafe w/ Jet Black
11/19 Cambridge, MA @ TBA