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Shane Tutmarc - "So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway" (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter returns with a powerpop song that connects perfectly.

The best thing about good powerpop is the immediacy of its rewards. When a musician totally nails a powerpop tune, it connects instantly, which is exactly what happens on Shane Tutmarc's wonderfully humorous new single "So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway", which brilliantly echoes classic Nick Lowe in both lyrical wit and infectious melody.

"'So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway' is one of the most linear narratives I've ever written," he says. "It's definitely in the style of Chuck Berry 'play by play' story-songs like 'Promised Land'. It's got a sort of Rubber Soul Beatles sound to it, and the lyrics vividly describe a trip I took to visit my cousin in Austin, TX - and how everything went wrong."

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