July 11th, 2008 5:33 pm | by Amy Mccullough News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Hush Gives Listeners a Present—and It's Not Even Your Birthday!

DECAcoverLots of you know by now (thanks to plenty of coverage in both WW and the Merc) that it's Hush Records' tenth b-day. What you might not know is that, for this particular birthday, you, lucky Hush fan, are the one receiving a gift.

Correct-a-mundo: Hush is giving you yet another swell collection of songs, this one titled DECA and celebrating, if you hadn't guessed, a decade of rad music by Hush artists. Attendees at this Saturday's Aladdin Theater-hosted anniversary show—where, it is written, Laura Gibson, Loch Lomond and Nick Jaina shall unite and become the indie-folk equivalent of Voltron (if you can image that)—will receive a FREE copy of DECA before it becomes available to the general public next Tuesday, July 15.

Check the list of mostly previously unreleased (!) tracks, plus a li'l blurb on the release from Hush founder Chad Crouch, right here:

We are delighted to share a party favor with the rest of the world with DECA: A HUSH 10th Anniversary Compilation. It's a rare snapshot of an invigorating cross section of artists mostly calling Portland home. Worth noting, the majority of its 28 tracks are previously unreleased. The attention to detail shows not only in the quality of the songs, but in the 30+ page pdf booklet that accompanies it.

DECA: A HUSH 10th Anniversary Compilation

"Hollow Notes" - Novi Split
"Refining" - Peter Broderick
"Come By Storm" - Laura Gibson
"The Afterlife Pt. I" - Run On Sentence
"Winding Sheet" - Nick Jaina
"Coo Coo Bird" - Shelley Short
"Hiding Home" - Norfolk & Western
"Spring Bird" - Rauelsson
"Space And All Dead Things" - Corrina Repp
"Elephants & Little Girls" - Loch Lomond
"Sharra" - Kaitlyn Ni Donovan
"Wii Oui" - Podington Bear
"Broke Down" - Amy Annelle
"The Wagoner's Lad" - Colin Meloy

"Song # 4" - Fun With Friends
"Petting Zoo" - Solid Home Life
"Your Smile" - Fancie
"Ridin' For A Fall" (Young Dub) - Bobby Birdman
"These Blues" - Super XX Man
"Egg Hunt" - Reclinerland
"Asleep At The Wheel" - Casey Dienel
"The Bane Of Progress" - Jeff London
"Flight Cub" - Velella Velella
"Oh Darlin" - Blanket Music
"Big Eye City" - Operacycle
"Elysian Fields (We're Dead, We're Dead)" - Parks & Recreation
"Humm-na" - Dat'r
"Sleep At Last!" (Live) - Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble

And here's a fancy sneak-preview sample track by brand new Hush outfit Solid Home Life. SHL features one of my fave Hush songwriters, Mr. Greg Olin (Graves), and vocalist Lindsay Schief (of Olympia's LAKE) crooning about sheeps and stuff—it even has a brief vocal cameo from a neighing horse! It is, quite appropriately, called "Petting Zoo." Enjoy!

Solid Home Life, "Petting Zoo"

Laura Gibson, Loch Lomond and Nick Jaina play Hush's 10-Year Anniversary show Saturday, July 12, at the Aladdin. 9 pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show. All ages.

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