It amazes me how many great tracks come across our desks. I immediately gravitated to the subdued sound of the guitar on this new Tuff Sunshine, having found the overall mood really appealing. Listening closely, there’s some slight little touches that really force the song to the forefront of my listening rotation. First, it was the slow introduction of the percussion, then the nice little vocal backings and finally resting on that boisterous bit of explosive indie rock in the middle track. If you like what you hear, you should grab the band’s new album, Fire in the Hero Building…it’s available now.
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Tuff Sunshine has been on my stereo a lot lately. There’s something about their blend of styles that’s been really attractive; I can hear glam, punk and even roots-rock coursing through their songs, so the diversity keeps things pretty interesting from start to finish. Still, it all has this anthemic touch to it, almost built to be blasted out of your nearest arena show (do they even do those anymore?). They just unleashed this video version of the song HERE, but I’ve got the song below for you to stream. Their album Fire in the Hero Building will be out on October 30th for those interested parties.
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This brand new Tuff Sunshine track came into the ATH offices this morning, and it’s really hard to turn it off. It recalls that perfect era of indie rock, at least to me, during the late 90s and early 00s where Americana and punk rock all started to fuse (outside the emo realm). It’s got this incredible groove that drives it, but there’s also this distinctive quality that makes it feel like the brother of Superchunk, just a bit warmer on the ears. The NYC trio will release Fire in the Hero Building on October 31st.
Download: Tuff Sunshine – Dreamin’ [MP3]