Ok, a little disclaimer here before I dig into Hush. I have been following the career of Eric Victorino for some time. When I was running a booking company I booked his old band Strata and when he left to form The Limousines I got a chance to see his band when it was just he and Gio playing at a very small community center in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area. To say that I am a fan of what Eric does is an understatement. I think he’s a very good Writer and an even better Lyricist.
Now, let’s talk a little about The Limousines’ follow up to Get Sharp which came out in 2010. It’s been a good 3 years since we’ve had new music from this band which is still simply Gio and Eric putting together music you would think an entire army of musicians composed. Hush is no different.
Immediately you’re hit with the first single “Love is a dog from hell” which really picks up from where Get Sharp left off. It’s everything we loved about the first album. Lots of electronic beats, melodic choruses, and a brilliant story to tell. This continues throughout the album with very little deviation from the forumla that has made this band one of the most sought after bands today.
Some of the tracks that caught my ear right away were tracks like “Haunted” and the title track “Hush.” However, the entire album is well put together. Each song stands alone but put together tell an incredible story which comes together very well. Like I said, Eric is not your average song writer putting together pop songs with little substance. His songs are raw and powerful. The beats Gio pairs up with his words are taken with the same care as a fine wine is paired with an incredible steak.
This is a very solid follow up effort to 2010’s Get Sharp. I look forward to hearing more from Eric and Gio. They’ve been able to come up with a great formula and it’s working well.
Having recently finished a tour overseas with The Sounds, Eric and Gio are looking to take this album on the road. Hush will be released June 6th on Orchard City Books and Noise.
Bottom line: Pick this album up if you’re a fan of Depeche Mode, Passion Pit, MGMT, Capital Cities, or good music! Really great follow up effort and worth a listen!
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