Tuff Sunshine - 'Dreamin'" (audio) (premiere)

The Brooklyn trio churn out some welcome powerpop for late summer.

Brooklyn trio Tuff Sunshine are set to release their new album Fire in the Hero Building on 31 October, and as a great little teaser they've just put out the catchy "Dreamin'". With its sunny blend of rustic rock 'n' roll, powerpop hooks, and nicely timed Moog synth, there's an undeniable resemblance to Wilco's Summerteeth, which isn't a bad thing at all.

"'Dreamin' is a very traditional pop song structure with very non-traditional lyrics," says singer/guitarist John Leitera. "I don't write a lot of 'love songs' per se and this was an effort to write a pop song in the vein of 'Surrender' or 'Six Months in a Leaky Boat'--catchy songs that also deliver on a deeper lyrical level."

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