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HUFF THIS! Shows California Love, Wins Artist of the Month

HUFF THIS! Shows California Love, Wins Artist of the Month

Dividing its time between Northern California and New York City, we're lucky enough to call HUFF THIS! our very own all summer and through Burning Man. Clearly fans are happy to have the band in the Bay Area since they just voted HUFF THIS! Artist of the Month.

"One part love, one part flight, one part nervous, one part fearless," HUFF THIS! has made a beautiful album called Tuff Love, which depicts the pain and hardship of love through lush, experimental folk pop songs. The album was made in 2010 by a collaboration between lead singer, keyboardist and guitarist Alison Clancy and electro-acoustic cellist and composer Chrissy Lancaster of the Bill T. Jones Dance Company. The band also features drummer Tony Long and bass player/producer Sonny Ratcliff. 

Tuff Love is a six-song collection of ambitious, passionate songs. Opener "River" features Clancy's haunting vocals singing "Take me, take me, take me to the river/I want to swim" and sets the theme of yearning for something that you can't have. "Big Love" is a simple track, with just a simple guitar and Clancy's voice, and tells the story of a girl with a big heart who will miss her lover's tender heart that she knows so well. What's so immediately grabbing about the album is its strings, the layering of voices and soundscapes to create music that makes you feel like you're in a lovely dream. 

Tuff Love is an album to listen to over and over in order to fully grasp the nostalgic and bittersweet tone of the music and the story of a lost love. Download Tuff Love here or stream below, and watch the music video for "Lovin' You." --Amanda Dissinger

Published: May 09, 2012 |

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