FROM: Orlando, FL
The Pauses' (who prefer that their possessive noun-ing be spelled Pauseses) overall sound is one anchored in complexion and combination, a world where guitars are BFFs with synthesizers, horns, bells, and ukuleles. Tierney Tough's bright, fresh voice glides just as easily atop the breathy sparkle and agile math of Rock Band track "Go North" as it does the indie-pop sway and post-hardcore torque of "Beyond Bianca." From the serious, atmospheric mood of "The Migration" and "Pull the Pin" to the lithe, glitchy charm of "Hands Up". The Pauses got mad range, often in the same song. Rooted in the dynamics and ethos of '90s indie rock, their sound is a balancing act between rock and electronics, airiness and heft, suppleness and angularity. And their debut album, "A Cautionary Tale" (produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox and Burning Airlines) shows that you can explore without losing your core.
"They’ve totally outdone themselves with this unboxing video of their track "Go North" which hits Rock Band via RBN today. It’s one of the cleverest bits of promotion I’ve seen from RBN."
- Rock Band.com
"I adore every single goddamn thing about A Cautionary Tale"
- Three Imaginary Girls
"Besides being blessed with an extended gestation period, A Cautionary Tale also benefits from the presence of producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) and mastering engineer by T.J. Lipple (Aloha). The result is an extremely accomplished debut record that highlights The Pauses multi-faceted sound. Lesson here: Take your time, get good folks to help out and make the best record you can make."
- My Old Kentucky Blog
Tierney Tough (vocals, Rhodes, bass)
Jason Kupfer (guitar, keys, etc.)
Nathan Chase (percussion, drums)
split 12" EP w/ Great Deceivers
NG029 - LP; 2012