Purveyor of: Breezy and melancholic dream pop that evokes sad summers and late night sorrows but also emanates the comforting warmth of favorite memories. File Next to: Cocteau Twins, Panda Bear, Slowdive, Beach House Playing: Saturday May 23 @ Clay & Paper Theatre
Originally hailing from Victoria B.C., Hush Pup has since found a home in Toronto. 2013 found the band releasing the 3 track EP Darlene, whose rich and saccharine pop ideas were expanded on in 2014’s Waterwings. There’s something delightfully intimate and obscure about Waterwings, as if confessions are being whispered to you underwater. Drenched in reverb and echo, Ida Maidstone’s angelic vocals seem to swell out of your headphones like the Pacific tides of the band’s native Victoria. Lush and layered, Hush Pup’s watercolor rainbow seems to exist at a point where the sky and horizon meet.