Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Hush (Interview)

Although I’d ideally love to be able to conduct hard-hitting, in-depth interviews, who has the time these days? In lieu of this, I’ve thrown together the below question template, hopefully to gather some interesting and informative results, without taking up too much of anyone’s time.

Introduce yourself – who are you and what do you do?

Jason Tash, I play bass for Hush.

Tell us about your latest release and why people should listen to your music

Pornography of Ruin for me feels like an expression of our culture’s collective psyche: rage, fear, loss, caged, lonely, the dissolution of dreams. I hope listeners can take from this some catharsis and meditation.

What’s the most important thing to you about your music? What meaning does it give you and what purpose does it serve in your life?

As for many artists and listeners, music is an opportunity to escape the doldrums of day to day life. Whether it be beauty, foulness, or spectacle art allows us to step outside ourselves.

Tell us a lesser-known interesting or funny anecdote about your band or music

We were double booked at a venue with some kind of youth group talent show. They were convinced that their event trumped ours and were extremely eccentric. It was the first time I had ever received what I would describe as a helicopter middle finger, I’ll allow your imagination to fill in the blanks.

Finally, what are you listening to at the moment that you especially enjoy and wish more people knew about?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Ethiopian jazz, specifically Mulatu Astatke. I would encourage everyone to stay open minded, especially in the heavy music space. If you only listen to a limited variety of music your output will be limited as well. That goes for everyone, not just musicians.

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