Chicago-based indie pop quartet The Hush Sound was formed in 2004 by Greta Salpeter (piano and vocals) and Bob Morris (vocals and guitar). Although initially deemed an odd pair (Morris was a rock musician and Salpeter a classical pianist), the two began making music together, and by early 2005 they were looking to expand their roster. They recruited drummer Darren Wilson and bassist Chris Faller, and The Hush Sound was born. Incidentally, the band initially took the name "The Hush" but changed to its current moniker when Geffen Records objected that the abbreviated name was too similar to that of rapper Hush. Bassist Mike Leblanc eventually replaed Faller in 2008.
The Hush Sound self-released its debut album, So Sudden, in 2005. Selling 300 copies in two nights, the disc caught the attention of Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, who signed The Hush Sound to his Fueled by Ramen imprint, Decaydance. Soon the band was on the road performing with Fall Out Boy, the All-American Rejects, and Hawthorne Heights. 2006 saw The Hush Sound release its sophomore effort Like Vines (2006), which expanded on the group's sound – a melodic, piano-driven indie pop confection that was fast becoming the quartet's trademark. Numerous tours followed, including dates with Panic! At the Disco, The Dresden Dolls, and Jack's Mannequin, as well as the band's first headlining tour.
Shortly after releasing its third album, Goodbye Blues, in 2008, the members of The Hush Sound announced they were taking an indefinite hiatus to pursue other careers in music. Although the band has played several one-off reunion performances, they've largely remained apart for the last four years. Much to the delight of fans everywhere, however, the hiatus is now over – The Hush Sound has announced a string of fall tour dates, one of which brings the band straight to New York City. Be there when this wildly popular indie pop outfit reunites at Highline Ballroom.