credit: Grey Haas
Philadelphia's perennial champions of cult rock anonymity, the Tough Shits walk a thin line between celebration and self-loathing, the juvenile and the genuine- forever beating back their own cynicism through an unflagging enthusiasm for writing and performing their offbeat songs. Somehow they remain, despite years of lineup changes, mismanagment and general personal turmoil, the kind of band that feels like a family. Their new album, 'Burning in Paradise' peels back the surface and reveals new dimensions of feeling and 'sad magic'.
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