D.C. Shoegazers Big Hush Premiere Introspective And Fuzzy “Cough”

It’s a song about “trying to remind yourself that you still have some control over the kind of person you are.”

November 24, 2015

D.C. band Big Hush are releasing their new EP, Who's Smoking Your Spirit?, on December 1 via DZ Tapes. The record is a five-song, fuzz-heavy, shoegaze pop whirlwind. Today, the foursome is premiering one of those songs, "Cough," on The FADER. According to guitarist Owen Wuerker, "The song is about trying to remind yourself that you still have some control over the kind of person you are."

When Big Hush sing are you really just letting this happen?, they're talking to themselves. "You can nurse a cough for so long that you start to forget you're sick," Wuerker explained, sort of cryptically, to The FADER via email. He says the band recorded the song for fun because they had "extra space on the reel," and that they didn't quite appreciate it until they gave it some space. "It's an older song that never quite felt finished," Wuerker wrote. "It wasn't until we started mixing everything that we realized how happy we were with it. It's cool how sometimes you don't fully understand what you're getting at with a song until you get some distance."

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Stream "Cough" below, and pre-order the Who's Smoking Your Spirit on cassette and digital here.

D.C. Shoegazers Big Hush Premiere Introspective And Fuzzy “Cough”