Record Store Day 2015 is almost upon us, 17 days away for those counting. I'll be supporting my local record shop in Huntsville, Alabama, Vertical House Records by picking up a few interesting releases I've put on a mental wishlist. And I'll also be there in hopes of finding something interesting in their massive previously loved collection. But, they won't have what I'm really looking for, the release I'm excited about most of all -- the Tuff Love/Lazy Day special split 7”. It will only be available in the UK and online later via Lost Map Records (save me a copy, please).
If you've been hanging around these pages, you'll know I'm a fan of Lazy Day, and this pairing could not make me happier. I was first turned onto Tuff Love early in 2014 via Beech Coma's 1st compilation which included the infectiously cool 'Seafoam'. And then, after hearing 'Slammer' from their second EP, Dross, I was hooked. The Glaswegian band blends fuzzy garage pop melodies with some seriously seamless vocal harmonies, and they make it sound so easy. At the end of the year, Tuff Love will certainly feature in my end of the year lists. The band's Record Store Day offering follows that same captivating recipe, stream 'Groucho' below, it's my Song of the Day!
Tuff Love are Julie Eisenstein (Guitar/Vocals) and Suse Bear (Bass/Vocals).
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Upcoming Tour Dates
THU, APR 2 @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, LONDON
FRI, APR 3 @ 60 Million Postcards, BOURNEMOUTH
SAT, APR 4 @ Wales Goes Pop!, CARDIFF
SUN, APR 5 @ The Prince Albert, BRIGHTON
MON, APR 6 @ Sunflower Lounge, BIRMINGHAM
TUE, APR 7 @ The Prince Albert, STROUD
WED, APR 8 @ The Musician, LEICESTER
THU, APR 9 @ The Boileroom, GUILDFORD
FRI, APR 10 @ South Street Arts, READING
SAT, APR 11 @ The Basement, YORK
THU, MAY 14 @ Tom Thumb Theatre, MARGATE
FRI, MAY 22 @ PJ Molloys, DUNFERMLINE
WED, MAY 27 @ Summerhall, EDINBURGH
FRI, MAY 29 @ Suckerpunch, Glad Café, GLASGOW
SAT, MAY 30 @ Lemon Tree, ABERDEEN
SAT, JUN 13 @ Long Division Festival, WAKEFIELD
FRI, JUN 19 @ Solas Festival, PERTH
SUN, JUN 21 @ Oran Mor, West End Festival, GLASGOW
FRI, JUL 31 @ Kendal Calling, KENDAL