Label: 6131 Easthampton, MA’s Kindling are back with a new album. It’s called “Hush” and throughout ten songs the band does anything but hush. Being a shoegaze band, they are quite fond of blissfully fuzzed out, wildly distorted guitars and melodic yet barely discernable vocals, both of which come courtesy of Gretchen Williams and Stephen Pierce. Meanwhile the rest of the band does its best to out-loud them. Granted, it’s not the most original sound out there or one that allows a lot of freedom, but Kindling make it work and end up with a hugely satisfying album that flexes it muscles one moment and feels all intimate the next. Kindling already wasn’t slouching, but “Hush” is by far the band’s most accomplished release to date and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. Hopefully it will also result in them getting the attention they deserve.