July 30, 2021

Tuff Sunshine: Yesterday Suit

NYC rock trio Tuff Sunshine is now down to being a one-man project by Johnny Leitera. Being on his own hasn't slowed him down that much and he set about recording the songs for his album Yesterday Suit in a former textile plant, his current place of residence. He pokes fun at himself for being an artist who never made it big with songs like My Back Catalogue and My Greatest Hits. Keeping himself busy fixing and rebuilding his home/studio kept him grounded as well and were the inspiration for The Scaffolding and I Got My Hardhat On.

Cutting through the bullshit becomes easier as one gets older and nostalgia is a means to preserve the best bits of the past. He has to answer to no one but himself. Leitera ia a man who tackles one problem at the time and it shows in his music. With a relaxed sense of humour and a good ear for melody that makes his songs timeless (and therefore unfashionable). DIY melodic post-punk that refuses to be rushed, with the meandering title track Yesterday Suit demanding the listeners undivided attention for 7 minutes straight.

Tuff Sunshine: Yesterday Suit

Yesterday Suit is released via indie label Declared Goods. Buy it from his website.

  1. My Back Catalogue
  2. My Greatest Hits
  3. Insomnia
  4. La Cucina Strangiato
  5. The Scaffolding
  6. I Got My Hardhat On
  7. Yesterday Suit
  8. Spit The Rind

» tuffsunshine.com

1 comment:

  1. Like the humour, especially on My Greatest Hits, this one has a fair tune to carry it too! Great for all us "failed" artists to relate to!